We’re pleased to report that we’ve had a wonderful response to James’ review of our machine. We’ve received a large number of orders and we are quickly scaling up our production facilities as a result.
We’re continuously working with our suppliers to maintain an accurate delivery schedule, which is shown below. We’re working as fast as possible to fulfil your orders, whilst ensuring all machines meet our quality standards.
Delivery Date Estimates
- Order date: On or before 13th July -> Deliveries complete
- Order date: 14th July – 28th July -> Deliveries on going: Complete by 31st October
- Order date: 29th July – 15th Aug. -> Estimated delivery: 1st November – 19th November
- Order date: 16th Aug. – 31st Aug. -> Estimated delivery: 20th November – 30th November
- Order date: 1st Sept. – 15th Sept. -> Estimated delivery: 1st December – 21st December
- Order date: 16th Sept. – 30th Sept. -> Estimated delivery: 22nd December – 31st December
The delivery estimates stated above, and on the website when you placed your order are as accurate as we can/could make them. There is a degree of uncertainty in the dates as a result of our need to rapidly scale up production, and as a result of the ongoing Corona virus pandemic.
Once your machine is packed and shipped you will receive an email with a tracking link.
If you have any questions, please send us a message at [email protected], and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can.
We’ve been casting a lot of brass in Birmingham this week. Here’s one of the portafilters as is looks right out of the die-casting mould. After casting, the excess metal sections are removed and recycled, and the part then goes on to be vibro-barrelled, machined, hand polished, and finally electroless nickel plated.
This week we’ve started to receive the machined castings which when combined make up the high pressure twin-boiler system. These parts are now going through our quality control process, after which we will begin joining the coil heat exchanger, and apply the electroless nickel plating.
It’s been a while since our last update – please accept our apologies for not updating you sooner.
Change to Shipping Dates
Some machines have already shipped inline with the original delivery plan, however we are having to slightly alter the estimated shipping date for many of you, as two of our suppliers have been unable to supply us with their components on time.
We are currently out of stock of fitted 9B boxes. We were expecting to receive a large batch of them at the beginning of the week, but we have been advised that they are running behind schedule. We do not yet have a firm rescheduled delivery date, but we will share this with you once we have it. We expect the delay to be not more than one or two weeks.
We have also experienced a delay from our supplier of springs. We currently have a low stock of the springs which form part of the 9 Bar valve assembly. We have enough stock to produce machines for orders up to order number 2473. A large batch of new springs is due for delivery on the 28th August, after which we will be able to continue delivering machines to you.
We have updated the delivery date estimates at the top of the page to reflect these changes. We’re sorry for the delay, but we’re quite sure the wait will be worth it!
9B Assembly Room Mk.2
We’ve been a little quiet recently as we’ve been swiftly moving the 9Barista operation out of the garage and into a commercial industrial unit. We’ve needed to make this move now, so that we have enough space and resources to meet the demand for the machine that we’ve been seeing.
We’re very excited about moving into this space, as it’s going to allow us to become much more productive, and it’s also allowing us to bring more of the manufacturing process in-house – which allows us to keep a tighter control over quality.
Nickel Plating Improvements
We have recently changed our High Phosphorus Electroless Nickel plating supplier. Our new supplier is able to plate castings at a faster rate, whilst with a greater thickness. They’re also able to accurately control the plating thickness using X-ray based measurement techniques. This is allowing us to produce parts of even higher quality.
The 9B boxes have arrived & shipments resume
The first delivery of the new 9B box design has arrived. They took a while longer than expected to produce, but they look fantastic! We now have stock of all components, and can continue shipping machines out.
Here are some of the machines heading out today. We can’t wait for you to try them out!
Just another quick update to say that machines are still flowing out the door at a good rate.
We’ve figured out a few ways of making our production processes more efficient, and as a result the production rate keeps climbing up.
Thank you to everyone in the delivery queue – it’ll be worth the wait 🙂
We’ll be posting more updates on this page as we continue to make progress.
Very best wishes,
The 9Barista team