Monthly Archives: October 2011

TK mugs and cups – where to buy.

I forgot to say that if you would like to order the mugs or the espresso or cappuccino cups and saucers go to E61 they are the distributors in Australia.

Please if you do choose to order be patient.  These mugs take a while to come from Switzerland, they are hand crafted and you won’t regret the time waited.

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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in coffee


Terra Keramik mugs

As far as I know there are not many TK mugs getting about in Australia.  We are a drink out of mug type of people rather than cups and saucers.

I ordered four all up, red, white, cobalt and yellow.

The red and white arrived today.  They are gorgeous, my index finger fits nicely in the handle and they have a weight that is comfortable to hold.

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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in coffee


Imaginary fate monster

Well this morning Steve was sitting drinking his coffee made from the new BES900.  The was he was acting was as if he’d never tasted anything so good, this is only the beginning though, it will get better and better 😀

He turned and said to me “it’s as if there is an imaginary fate monster who deemed it that we didn’t buy the BES900 on first release, that we were to buy the EM6910 just so we knew how good the coffee is that comes out of the former.

I have to say and he agrees that we were getting fairly decent coffee out of the EM6910 but I really do think it doesn’t compare with what comes out of the BES900.

LMAO now you watch for the next week all I’ll get out of it is crap – USER error of course!!!

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in coffee


exciting night :D

I’ve been a little depressed lately, the EM6910 stuffed up and I ordered a replacement but a certain place seemed to not be able to get it in for me, despite telling me it was ordered and that Sunbeam had them in stock, so after more than two weeks I gave up and asked for a refund which was granted, the machine is only a few months old after all and they were really good about it, but still disappointed in the service.


I am now the owner of a BES900, finally.

I have to say here that the issues about why I didn’t get one originally after I was so passionate about it after seeing and playing with it at the launch was never about the machine itself…


Also got the Smart Grinder and a knock box to make up the whole package for a very very good price.

So I tested the settings with the Sunbeam double floor, it tested at 8.5 bar which I’m told means that the gauges are all working correctly, once done I pulled my first shot, grind and tamp need some working on as always needs with a new machine but it still only pulled just over 10 bar and it tasted great so I know I’m close already.

I’ll need to choke the machine to know if the OPV is working at the right point, once I see that I’ll let everyone know what happened.

As with the EM6910 (the pages I will be leaving on my blog) I will be blogging my experiences with the BES900, the good the bad and the ugly 🙂

Oh and I have to say the first shot was with a bean ground with my No.1 Spong and the setting I used for the EM6910, close but needs some work, I think either I have to tamp lighter or the grind has to be a little coarser, have to wait and see.

All happy smiles here tonight, it just feels right 😀

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Posted by on October 15, 2011 in coffee