James Hoffmann’s review of 9Barista has just been put up on YouTube! We were very excited, and a bit nervous to watch it!
James, if you’re reading this, thank you for putting together such a great review. We really enjoyed it, and you gave an impressively comprehensive explanation of how it works.
If you’re not James, and you don’t know what we’re talking about – we’ve put a link to the product review below.
One minor correction:
We actually recommend a heat-up time of between 3 and 6 minutes, rather than exactly 6 minutes as suggested in the video. Please also note that the spitting issue James mentions is now fixed, but if you’d like to understand further you can do that here.
It’s also possible to grind, tamp and prep the coffee in the portafilter while the boiler is heating on the cooker. Using this fast method, it’s possible to get your cycle times down to around 4 minutes per shot. We find this works well for making two shots in a row.
Once again, thank you James – we’re delighted you had a good time with it!
Will & the team