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post Jul 1 2020, 03:39 PM

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QUOTE(abz @ Jul 1 2020, 01:59 PM)
Saw that the 600n has many variants and replica ranging from RM100++ to RM600++. Thats why I decided to avoid it bcos dunno which one to choose lol.

I'm a bit leaning towards ZD-17W as it has built in digital scale although the price is higher.

But main question is what will I miss if I choose the crm3605 over the bes870 besides from built in grinder and the built quality?
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I don't have any experience with ZD-16 or ZD-17 grinder but the common understanding grinder is one of the most important factor in making good espresso and will last you for many years. As for Gemilai CRM-3605 I can only recommend this machine if you wanted to mod with flow control device and your budget is around RM 1k. If you can increase your budget up to RM 2k for espresso machine, frankly speaking I would start to look into boiler based machine. I believe China brand nowadays you can get dual boiler for around that price. dWRK pointed out another brand, Milesto which have some interesting design for around RM2k. The boiler is brass and have quite a big boiler.

Personally I wouldn't get a machine with build in grinder. Looking at your budget if around RM 3k, I would get Sette 270 and Gemilai CRM 3605. Or if you are willing to put in more, jump straight to Niche Zero grinder. For home barista drinking 3-4 cups per day, Niche Zero with zero retention really save a lot of time daily when preparing and cleaning up. I no longer WDT or RDT with the grind. Just measure the bean, pour in and grind. Once done, give a few tap at the sprout for the last 0.1-0.2g. No cleaning needed afterwards.

Before you get the machine, you need to understand machine like Gemilai using Thermoblock will not heat up the brew head and portafilter. You need to flush hot water thru the brew head to warm it up. One technique to heat up the brew heat and portafilter faster is to put a blind filter in and press brew. That will keep the hot water in the portafilter to warm it up. Do this at least few time (dump the water out and repeat).

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ju146
post Jul 1 2020, 05:53 PM

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any Oscar 2 user here who mind to share the machine performance?
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post Jul 2 2020, 05:55 AM

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QUOTE(ju146 @ Jul 1 2020, 05:53 PM)
any Oscar 2 user here who mind to share the machine performance?
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i m using one.....
ju146
post Jul 2 2020, 10:04 AM

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QUOTE(qqmeng @ Jul 2 2020, 05:55 AM)
i m using one.....
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mind to share how's the experience so far?
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post Jul 2 2020, 10:24 AM

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QUOTE(ju146 @ Jul 2 2020, 10:04 AM)
mind to share how's the experience so far?
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errrr i m not good with words... but ya, it is a good machine. powerful ..... and it gets the job done. haha

there s some learning curve tho... as in the how to get a consistent pressure... 🤔
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post Jul 2 2020, 10:43 AM

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QUOTE(qqmeng @ Jul 2 2020, 10:24 AM)
errrr i m not good with words... but ya, it is a good machine. powerful ..... and it gets the job done. haha

there s some learning curve tho... as in the how to get a consistent pressure... 🤔
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no problem mate, thanks for the words above.

which grinder you paired with the oscar2
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post Jul 2 2020, 09:25 PM

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Even though I love coffee so much, I need to lessen my consumption due to my acid reflux. Instead of daily, I only consume coffee 3 times a week.
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post Jul 3 2020, 01:58 AM

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QUOTE(huliop @ Jul 2 2020, 09:25 PM)
Even though I love coffee so much, I need to lessen my consumption due to my acid reflux. Instead of daily, I only consume coffee 3 times a week.
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https://www.littlecoffeeplace.com/coffee-acid-reflux/

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post Jul 4 2020, 11:37 AM

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Bought a steak thermometer and tried to measure Oscar 1's water temp. Not easy juggling with brew button, start time, , phone to take video and the reading time takes 3 ~ 5s.
The moment I put the cup on table, temp dropped to about 75°c. +/-.
What's the right way to measure water temp?

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post Jul 4 2020, 01:25 PM

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QUOTE(MyHobby @ Jul 4 2020, 11:37 AM)
Bought a steak thermometer and tried to measure Oscar 1's water temp. Not easy juggling with brew button, start time,  , phone to take video and the reading time takes 3 ~ 5s.
The moment I put the cup on table, temp dropped to about 75°c. +/-.
What's the right way to measure water temp?

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just flush hot water into Styrofoam cup and measure... you don't have to brew any coffee

ps: also looks like you're over brewing...too blonde liao

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Sky.Live
post Jul 4 2020, 06:16 PM

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got myself a linglong grinder, wow that feels like a major upgrade over my hario skeleton.
also got myself a pikamoka
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4lt4ir
post Jul 7 2020, 12:10 AM

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QUOTE(Sky.Live @ Jul 4 2020, 06:16 PM)
got myself a linglong grinder, wow that feels like a major upgrade over my hario skeleton.
also got myself a pikamoka
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I wanna have a look at your Hario Skeleton tongue.gif

Congrats on the new grinder, btw!
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post Jul 7 2020, 09:02 AM

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QUOTE(Sky.Live @ Jul 4 2020, 06:16 PM)
got myself a linglong grinder, wow that feels like a major upgrade over my hario skeleton.
also got myself a pikamoka
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I am still considering whether to upgrade my Hario Slim to Timemore or straight away to Commandante.
All time french press user, now plan to explore into dripper.
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post Jul 7 2020, 11:12 AM

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trying new coffee...
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pour a bit cacat...started base pour for Rosetta then change mind halfway...lol
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post Jul 7 2020, 11:51 AM

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QUOTE(frozen7 @ Jul 7 2020, 09:02 AM)
I am still considering whether to upgrade my Hario Slim to Timemore or straight away to Commandante.
All time french press user, now plan to explore into dripper.
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The Timemore has been giving very good grind quality for the price. The new C2 is only a tad above RM300. Very good value for money
Commandate is grinding marginally better only
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post Jul 7 2020, 01:30 PM

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QUOTE(ymeng85 @ Jul 7 2020, 11:51 AM)
The Timemore has been giving very good grind quality for the price. The new C2 is only a tad above RM300. Very good value for money
Commandate is grinding marginally better only
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If that's the case I would go for Timemore. biggrin.gif
By the way I can only find C2 in shopee but not in Taobao.
Is this 2 items the same?

Taobao Timemore C


Shopee C2

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post Jul 7 2020, 02:05 PM

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Hi would like to ask anybody that bought 1zpresso JX from the official website, did the item gone thru customs smoothly?
Looking to buy from the official website but am worried of the customs since its above RM500.

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QUOTE(dwRK @ Jul 7 2020, 11:12 AM)
trying new coffee...
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pour a bit cacat...started base pour for Rosetta then change mind halfway...lol
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Hi dwRK, if your place is not too far to Myespresso, then consider visiting me when you hv time. 😀
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post Jul 7 2020, 08:17 PM

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QUOTE(ymeng85 @ Jul 7 2020, 11:51 AM)
The Timemore has been giving very good grind quality for the price. The new C2 is only a tad above RM300. Very good value for money
Commandate is grinding marginally better only
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I got my C2 for a tad above RM200 only smile.gif Anyway, good to know that the Commandante is only marginally better.

QUOTE(frozen7 @ Jul 7 2020, 01:30 PM)
If that's the case I would go for Timemore.  biggrin.gif
By the way I can only find C2 in shopee but not in Taobao.
Is this 2 items the same?

Taobao Timemore C
Shopee C2
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I have the C2 and both of those in the links you gave look identical to the one I have. The difference between C1 and C2 is that the grounds container for C2 isn't plastic.
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post Jul 7 2020, 09:14 PM

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QUOTE(4lt4ir @ Jul 7 2020, 12:10 AM)
I wanna have a look at your Hario Skeleton tongue.gif

Congrats on the new grinder, btw!
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erm you can PM me if you want to see.. but I am not selling it, good for secondary grinder

QUOTE(frozen7 @ Jul 7 2020, 09:02 AM)
I am still considering whether to upgrade my Hario Slim to Timemore or straight away to Commandante.
All time french press user, now plan to explore into dripper.
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I also shortlisted a lot of grinder, even the Kinu M47, in the end the price difference doesn't seems justifiable. What you get is similar grind quality, but better build quality.. my grinder can be a bit slippery, the handle might fall out sometimes

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