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Omar
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Posted Wed Oct 9, 2013, 10:58am
Subject: Re: To Upgrade Machine or Grinder?
 

Thank you for your reply.
In fact, recently i have been having trouble with the doser arm and the doser assembly itself.
It is completely halting and I am unable to dispense any espresso.
I unscrewed the rotating part insider the doser compartment and cleaned it completely.
Not sure how long will this last.
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stanley_c_wong
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Location: Singapore
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Office Control, Silvia,...
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Posted Wed Oct 9, 2013, 7:16pm
Subject: Re: To Upgrade Machine or Grinder?
 

So.. Now I am on the look-out for a used Mazzer SJ and above.  I live in Singapore but once in a while I travel to Gold Coast, Australia.  Anyone know any places in either that would sell me a refurbished Mazzer?

Or, how can a post a "WTB: Mazzer" in Coffeegeek, tuned specifically to Singapore?

Thank you.
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Angman
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Espresso: Strega, MCal, Cimbali M20L
Grinder: K10 Fresh, HG One 83mm,...
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Posted Tue Oct 15, 2013, 11:50am
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I agree, get a Super Jolly equivalent or better first.  As for the Vibiemme and the Expobar I can comment as I have owned both.  The Vibiemme is far superior to the expobar in quality, temp stability, milk steaming capabilities as well as looks in my opinion.  The biggest difference was in milk steaming.  I can make nonstop perfect microfoam now on the Vibiemme (latte art or lack thereof is because of my own pouring skills) whereas I couldn't even come close to making great consistent silky microfoam on the expobar.
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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013, 7:57pm
Subject: Re: To Upgrade Machine or Grinder?
 

Grinder grinder grinder.  I just got a commercial grinder and I can already taste the improvement in the same coffee with the same beans at the same dose.  I am getting more chocolate than I ever got before out of these beans.  And they are the same batch I had this morning in the old grinder.

 
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