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Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:00pm
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It is sad I am watching this blog like a hawk and I have no way of affording this machine not to mention the shipping and customs.

http://londiniumespresso.com/blogs/londinium-espresso-blog

 
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Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 1:49pm
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I feel your pain.  I've been reading Reiss's blog for a while now.  Love to see this machine in action.
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Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:23pm
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pretty much my dream machine.  having the same group as the idrocompresso + being a home sized machine    *drool*

 
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Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:45pm
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Well, in order to cut down on customs duties and shipping costs you could save your money for a QuickMill Mod. 0996: click here. It ought to be available in the United States soon.

 
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Posted Wed Oct 3, 2012, 9:37am
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Dude, that doesn't help much! :P

 
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Posted Sat Oct 20, 2012, 6:49am
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what about our super sharp express shipping to anywhere in the States for GBP71.81/USD115?

does that help?

if you have any questions about LONDINIUM I, fire away

kind regards



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Posted Sat Oct 20, 2012, 9:54am
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Thanks for that info- it is a good shipping cost. You should post it on your site, I looked for that info there.  I wonder what US customs tax will be?

Now that you have a working prototype, on the one group, how long between pulls?  I guess a better way to ask is how long to make 4 cappas in a row for small dinner party?

 
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Posted Sat Oct 20, 2012, 4:14pm
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its a finished machine, but lets not quibble :)  two finished demo machines in fact :)

i can't answer your US customs question, but i suspect a US resident on this site who has imported a machine into the US can

my expectation is you may by subject to a duty, if the espresso machines are considered an activity that the US would like to protect US manufactures from imports on

i would then expect you to be liable for sales tax - this is simply so it is fair to your retailers who have to pay duty (if applicable and tax when they import goods into the US for sale)

you will pay the sales tax on the landed cost of the goods (i.e. the value of the goods plus the value of the freight)

the routine i have developed for the Bosco, and we are using the same group, albeit with a thermosiphon is as follows (assuming machine is warm and waiting to go)

  1.  fill your cups within 10mm of the rim with hot water from the machine to warm them.  tip the water out of the first cup and dry off
  2.  load PF & secure in group
  3. pull lever down and count 1000, 2000, , 6000
  4.  after 6000 begin to slowly ease the lever up as you count off 7000 and 8000
  5.  as you feel the resistance of the coffee preventing the water from being pushed downward by the spring slowly remove your hand - it is important no to push the lever upwards
  6.  time the extraction from the moment the coffee leaves the PF until you hit blonding and remove the cup from the stream as soon as you see blonding.  If you have your grind and dose (16g or thereabouts) right it should take 27s
  7.  remove PF, knock out, quick blast under hot water to rinse the basket, dry off, dose the next cup
    Answer - about a 1minute cycle for the coffee, so 4 minutes for 4 cappas plus 30 seconds for milk, tops (milk texturing is done in the blink of an eye)
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Posted Sat Oct 20, 2012, 6:39pm
Subject: Re: Londinium
 

rgunson:

If you have manufactured only 2 demo machines who could we ask in the USA about the cost of import and applicable taxes?  Were both of those machines sold to dealers in the USA?

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Posted Sun Oct 21, 2012, 5:08am
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hi stephen

ah, i've clearly misled you somewhere.  we are located in London, England, which is where the demonstration machines also are at the moment

so, im not in a position to advise on USA import duties and taxes

i will make enquiries with our courier this week and see if i can obtain a list of the charges for customers in the USA so there are no unexpected additional costs for you

the service we use is a premium door-to-door service so you don't have to get involved with the Border Protection agency or any of those guys & it arrives in just a few days

kind regards



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