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The new Compak R120: a Gentle Giant in Coffee Grinds

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(By Frans Goddijn and Jan van der Weel) This week, after a three months delivery time, we picked up the Compak R120 , a tall (77.5cm) heavy (37kg) new grinder. Jan van der Weel helping with transport Technical data: Motor output: 1000 W Revolutions per minute: 1400 rpm Ø Burrs: 120 mm Espresso point production: 1,5 Kg per minute Hopper capacity: 2,2 Kg Height x width x depth: 775 x 230 x 380 mm Net weight: 37,08 kg   I frequently hear from fellow coffee aficionados that their spouse thinks his grinder takes up a lot of space in her kitchen. This R120 is a wonderful remedy for such situations. Buy it, place it erect next to the allegedly "big" grinder and everyone will agree that seen in the right perspective, the old grinder was rather moderately proportioned, just big enough for a lady! Who said the HG One was big?  First impression: it's wonderful and very easy to prepare a delicious extraction with very little fuss.  New body Acord

Another early L1-P espresso

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CT1 espresso machine by Wouter Strietman

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Today, Wouter Strietman visited to see my LONDINIUM L1-P and he also showed me his progress in designing a standalone version of his espresso machine:

One of the first shots on the new L1-P

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Hey look! A new LONDINIUM! The L1-P

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DHL delivery (pls do not crosspost this one photo, he does not want to be on "social media") Ready for lift off Jan & John came to help install it all Taking the coat off The brew group piston Connecting the 230V plug Greasing the inside with Loxeal #4 Also some on the group seals to rub around carefully 'sinking' the piston in boiler with red circle to take out from anti-vac Circlip is off Connected water in, water out The manual fill valve closed Closed still, pushing it open Boiler filling (then closing again, see above) Closed, then connect 230V and switch on Few drops on anti-vac before it closes We used a tiewrap to lead the braided hose in a nice curve  Water level Without the cover First espresso pulled on the L1-P John trying out the steam wand John's cappuccino