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  1. Coffee Accessories
    Hi All. Since getting the Osmio, i've been dosing with Bar-carbonate of Soda using the handle tip of a very narrow tea spoon to add just a pinch to 1 litre of water, but since reading a comment by @DavecUKat the weekend where he stated that he aims for a reading of between 70 -90 on his TDS...
  2. Lelit Forum
    Hi All, Had a MaraX now for nearly a month now and noticed small 'green' spots on the e61 mushroom and on the threads. Also, the hot water tap has slight corrosion and I'm not sure but is discolouration on the shower dispersion screw normal ? Pictures attached hopefully. It's not good enough...
  3. Coffee Accessories
    Hello forum! This is my first time posting after reading for a little while. I am opening a new cafe/bakery in London in the next month or two, and have just received a great secondhand La Spaziale S5 compact with 2 group heads. While I'm not entirely certain how the previous owner treated...
  4. Coffee Lounge
    Hi all. Just gearing up to use my new (to me ) Gaggia Classic. I've brought some Asda still and Asda Smart Price water. Looking at the labels, they seem high in carbonates and dry extracts. the tables recommend a mixing ratio of 3:1 mix between Asda Still and Asda smart price. can the water...
  5. Coffee Lounge
    https://www.phoxwater.com/ Anyone heard anything about this as a water solution for coffee/espresso? On first look: Is it green? I'd love to reduce my plastic waste. Reusing the cartridge housing seems like a good idea, but it's probably ~30% the mass of the cartridge as a whole. Recycling a...
  6. Coffee Lounge
    Interested to know peoples water mixes/recipes both for machines and filter/immersion. I'm about to purchase an Osmio Zero and I also have a Peak on its way (LOLZ) so particularly interested in what people do with RO water (if anything) to get it to a place they like. I know some people like...
  7. Sold
    Good morning all, I have a unused Osmio Zero RO water filter/kettle system in Black available (UK plug) I purchased this for my roast space after getting a white one for my house and getting on well with it. I tend to take a jug of water down to the roast space if i need it and have never...
  8. Coffee Lounge
    Hey people, I've got the Brita Maxtra + (1st link below) and I want to know whether I can use BWT filters (2nd link below) in it? Anyone have any ideas?? Thank you! :)...
  9. Coffee Business Owner Support Forum
    I have seen we discussed water boilers on various topics, but I think is best to have all that information in one place. If there was a previous topic about this (which would mean that my search skills are rubbish) my apologies. As I'm planning to serve a lot of teas in my future tearoom, I...
  10. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi, the video gives you a step by step tutorial how to repair your Nivona CR 740 when you'll find water under the machine: YouTube video The video has a German soundtrack, but English subtitles are available on YouTube. Enjoy it, Jürgen
  11. Quick Mill Forum
    I had been interested in an alexia evo but on checking the manual the company do not encourage or give instructions for descaling and I suspect it would invalidate the warranty They suggest using softened water and you shouldn't need to descale. what do others do? do you use volvic or...
  12. Coffee Lounge
    Anyone seen these 2 versions around £500 or so! If filters well, it looks like be hard to fill a jug say to add to espresso machine. https://virginpure.com/
  13. Coffee Lounge
    Hi all, I am looking to use tap water here in Dublin, Ireland to brew with. I have some questions about my water filter and water parameters here in Dublin which I have been told is soft water. I currently have a HMA filter set up with which I use to filter my tap water for drinking. It has 3...
  14. Coffee Lounge
    Espresso & boiler friendly water: Not all water that meets non-scaling parameters makes coffee that tastes nice. The shorthand answer is to find water with a bicarbonate level between 50-80mg/L as ion/bottled water label (as CaCO3 alkalinity this would be 40-60mg/L) for your espresso machine...
  15. Coffee Lounge
    Only recently, after a few misadventures with an Aqua Optima filter, have I realised the need to fill my Fracino Cherub with bottled water. Most of the talk on the forum seems to be about Volvic or Tesco Ashbeck (which I can't find here in Wales - just a locally-branded Tesco own brand...
  16. Coffee Lounge
    The subject of espresso machine water tanks is rarely discussed and unfortunately sorely misunderstood by manufacturers and consumers alike. I'll list a few misunderstandings 1. Wash the water tank every 2-4 weeks 2. Building a machine where you cannot remove the water tank without significant...
  17. Coffee Lounge
    https://www.sevenmiles.com.au/editorial/the-science-of-perfect-water-for-coffee/ Interesting article/podcast uploaded recently. Unlike some previous "studies" they actually measured the concentrations of flavour compounds extracted in espresso. Would like to see more of the data and methods...
  18. Coffee Lounge
    Hi All First post from a long time forum browser! I've struggled to find a definitive answer to this question: Will a BWT filter jug (or other brand) reduce the hardness of London water enough for a HX espresso machine? Currently using Ashbeck and getting sick of the waste. Plumbing a heavy...
  19. Coffee Lounge
    So... i finally tested my water with one of cheap testing kits. I know my water is hard/very hard - and it indicates 250 ppm, so probably in the right ballpark. The bottled water i use (forum recommendation - not this forum or country though!) looks closer to 500ppm!!!!!!! Might be time to...
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