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The coffee monster aka the (DALEK ) lives

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Well what can I say about this one ?
I had promised my self a new coffee machine for my 40th birthday , and for years I had been looking and lusting after interesting ( and expensive ) coffee machines , then I looked around my work shop and came to the conclusion that I had the tooling and skills to build my own machine , so I really didn’t have any excuse not to .
I had played with the idea of using the other half if the brass drum that I had left over from my coffee roaster, you can view the pics here
So all I had to start with was a brass drum ,)
Then the fun began looking at many different machines and trying to work out how and if I could fit the internals into the drum . I spent a good month or more cad drawing up deferent designs and options with the internals of several machines . And here I have to say thanks to all of people whom I pestered for information and knowledge 😉 notably Rick from coffee machinist / the Tec boys at Delano coffee / Pedro at coffee parts and the biggest thanks goes to Damion from black smith coffee ,the machine master 😉 I finally settled on the design I wanted to use based on the free standing get up I finished up with . But the more research I did more I began to relies this sort of thing had not been done very much and I was getting a bit worried as I was getting a fair bit of ” I don’t know if that will work ” from my expert panel , but I was committed heavily to this design buy this stage so I just kept going with it .
With over 8 months invested into this project I was very very excited to pull the first shot from her and man did it taste good :))
I had to do a bit of tweaking to get her to temp right but she runs a fantastic shot now and I love blowing coffees for mates ( and way to many for my self ) on the weekends when I’m working in the shop .
I’m totally hooked now and have plans for some very cool new custom machines in the future 🙂

One Comment
  1. kumo says:

    hell yes, you never cease to amaze mate.

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