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post Jan 9 2016, 04:26 PM

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QUOTE(linkinawe @ Jan 9 2016, 12:48 AM)
Hi all, I thinking to get a home use coffee machine and grinder, my budget is around Rm2.5k max for both.

Can anyone give some suggestion ?   notworthy.gif  notworthy.gif
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Maybe say...
Poemia - 800
Lelit - 1200

I don't know latest price...but this a start...

Can be cheaper if you go Taobao...

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post Jan 11 2016, 10:49 PM

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QUOTE(wadthehellz @ Jan 11 2016, 10:45 PM)
I can't believe my eyes! http://www.lazada.com.my/breville-bcg820-s...ro-8237553.html  RM229 for a BCG820 smart grinder pro, i think missing 1 infront  rclxub.gif
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Yes!!! Missing 1.

Did you go try and buy?
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post Jan 11 2016, 11:04 PM

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QUOTE(wadthehellz @ Jan 11 2016, 10:55 PM)
yea try bought 1! hope it ships come then i no need buy my zd-16 dy LOL dreaming rclxub.gif
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Wish you luck bro...nothing to lose biggrin.gif
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post Jan 19 2016, 10:01 AM

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Bought a kilo bag (RM96) of Coffex Superbar, their award winning blend. Expiry date Sept 17, so I guess it's 3-4 months old roasted in Australia. So far I'm liking it. The crema...
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If anyone is interested to try, I can let go some, at cost, COD Subang/USJ.
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post Jan 19 2016, 11:27 AM

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QUOTE(max_cjs0101 @ Jan 19 2016, 10:18 AM)
Coffee beans are exempted from GST right?
Btw, how fast do you guys normally finish your 250g/500g/1Kg beans?
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GST says coffee powder is exempted, did not mention beans. Most people don't change.

250g...average 5 days Max finished.
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post Jan 20 2016, 06:42 AM

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QUOTE(patryn33 @ Jan 20 2016, 03:03 AM)
not a commercial unit why the focus on 40secs? the instant factor?
best tasting coffee isn't instant.

for 448RM entry level nespresso does the job better, pods also better quality than instant as a premium.
no offense get a moka pot or pour over cheaper and better tasting coffee.

http://www.graciasonlinestore.com/coffee-m...ct-1345054.html
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Quite sure he/she is seller promoting lah... biggrin.gif dats why I see one eye...

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post Jan 20 2016, 08:37 PM

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QUOTE(Castreal @ Jan 20 2016, 07:14 PM)
Exactly! When it launched in Italy, I immediately messaged Dankoff when will it be available... but he has no firm dates then.
It's a complete changeover... talking bout VW Beetle > Chevrolet Camaro level Bumblebee!
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Now really looks like stripped down Musica inside and out biggrin.gif

Well...outside at least...dunno what's been done inside.

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post Jan 31 2016, 12:12 AM

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QUOTE(Bigboyz @ Jan 30 2016, 04:13 PM)
Any comments on the timing? Taste is quite balanced.

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Way too fast.
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post Jan 31 2016, 12:45 AM

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QUOTE(Bigboyz @ Jan 30 2016, 05:16 PM)
It's at the finest setting. Don't think I can tamp much harder coz I don't feel it compressing any more. Speaking of tamping, I have an old batch of beans, no matter how hard I temp, it flows out very fast... It doesn't taste watery though.
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Up dose...

Yes...Stale beans run fast. Grind too fine gets bitter. Milk reduces the bitterness....so maybe that's why it tastes OK. I find that the best is up dose. Tamping won't help as you have found out.
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post Feb 8 2016, 04:13 PM

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QUOTE(mentalhealth.my @ Feb 7 2016, 11:25 PM)
Two days ago, I started to mix the 3-in-1 Nescafe with extra sachet of creamer. It is been tastier since then, but I worried about excess sugary intake. Is that a good idea (to mix 3-in-1 instant coffee with another 1 or 2 sachet of creamer)?
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Nescafe + milk or half & half or cream + demerara sugar
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post Feb 8 2016, 04:16 PM

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Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year.


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post Feb 29 2016, 07:48 PM

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QUOTE(sapora @ Feb 29 2016, 06:02 PM)
well im just a 1 cup per day person only, so i guess zd-16 is enough?
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I make 2 cups a day & it a 64mm burrs...so 1 cup means 58mm burrs...
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QUOTE(ymeng85 @ Feb 29 2016, 04:16 PM)
It's a dream that everybody wants to get hold of, myself included, finding that oh so greatly cheap YET superbly performing product. An underdog, dark knight, love deserving gem  biggrin.gif
Very tough to find, big risks(new model/brand or kickstarter) but hugely rewarding when it comes true
Maybe once in 4 years.....kinda like today!  biggrin.gif
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Go ahead...keep us waiting...
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post Feb 29 2016, 08:16 PM

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IMHO...value for money peaks around 58mm burrs size grinder...for home use this is quite enough...

Breville can't grind light & light-medium beans...Ive not seen welhome so can't comment...
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QUOTE(sapora @ Feb 29 2016, 08:01 PM)
what grinder u are using now?
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I have a Bregant and a Mazzer...both 64mm burrs...
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QUOTE(patryn33 @ Mar 1 2016, 12:05 AM)
2 machines at same burr size! u open for biz
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no lah...home use only...bought used for a price I couldn't refuse...

one modded doserless for daily poison...other maintained for parties...

while both are 64mm...the grind is different...and taste differently also...

64mm is the bread and butter size for café...
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post Mar 1 2016, 08:54 AM

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the small conical 38mm Tre Spade burrs are quite well received...the breville burrs are quite well designed too

the technical problems with these small burrs design are the motor, gear assembly and burr holder, not the burrs...the universal motor uses carbon brush and these wears out over time and its noisy...the motor is small and struggles with harder light, light-medium roasted beans...the gears for speed reduction is noisy...many small parts...if they use plastic gears they break...the metal motor shaft joins a plastic gear and can wear off or break...the burr holders if using cheap plastic can wobble when grinding...the grind adjustment is not that precise...

they are short life-cycle product...very fast obsolete...usually 1:1 replacements instead of individual part replacements...cut corners to maintain low price...

nothing against these home appliances consumer grinders...just know that some are designed better than others...nothing against people buying them too as we all have to start somewhere...

in contrast to commercial grinders designed for reliability...big brushless silent running motor...two industrial bearings...no gears...metal burr holders and grind adjustment...that's it...

lets compare value then...

say buy cheap grinder @RM1000 and it lasts 10 yrs...so for the next 30 yrs you will buy 3 grinders, spent RM3000 drinking mediocre coffee, or spent RM3000+ one time for a commercial grinder that will last generations...and start drinking excellent coffee NOW...

that's why I say...best try to jump straight for a commercial unit...


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QUOTE(patryn33 @ Mar 1 2016, 03:08 AM)
the feima and heycafe I've seen on local sites...may be available locally but its not that cheap...
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QUOTE(lowkl @ Mar 1 2016, 09:40 AM)
Coming back to my original question a few posts back....do these lower cost machines objectively produce "mediocre" output, as you put it? Ideally I would prefer to judge for myself through a side-by-side shootout.

do you drink charbucks/sanfrancisco/coffeebean/etc? does it tastes ok? if yes then these low cost grinders with fresh beans are a measurable improvements and should get you started nicely...

some grinders are better than others, lelit for example is quite good.

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Furthermore our technique & espresso machines may also not be so top-quality so we may not be able to realize the optimum output anyways.
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here's the thing...why are we in this this hobby? what is it we're trying to achieve?

if I have a good grinder/machine and make lousy coffee...I know I screw up, learn from my mistakes and do better next time

if I have a lousy grinder/machine and make good coffee...two conclusions (1) I have reached the pinnacle as a barista, (2) I don't know better

the question then is...how do I know...(1) or (2)? I know I can't reach the pinnacle starting with lousy grinder/machine because all three...me/grinder/machine are the variables and limiting factor...so for me to improve, I need to be the limiting factor [that means (2) smile.gif ] and not my grinders and machines...you get what i'm saying?...


now...where do I stop w.r.t grinders/machines?...that is a discussion for another day...
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QUOTE(ymeng85 @ Mar 1 2016, 09:43 AM)
Very technical. Very detailed. So much win in this post  thumbup.gif
I avoided the temptations of the 50+mm range and went for a used 64mm as well. If only I could work out a doserless mod so that I don't have to use a brush to clear the output channel for every shot
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that great...what did you get?

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