Londinium coffee roasters
FACT: the hardness colour change strips that are commonly included with water filters and softeners are worse than useless with the colour corresponding to some daft exponential scale of hardness so all you end up knowing is the hardness of your water is somewhere between 325mg/L and 1000mg/L - useless!
I struggled to find a proper temporary hardness (TH) water test kit, so I thought we would add them to our line-up
These kits measure the total of calcium carbonate & magnesium carbonate that is in your water, which is what precipitates out when water is heated
This kit is...
Londinium lube, our proprietary high temperature, non toxic, food grade, silicone grease
That means it is suitable to use where it may come into accidental contact with food or beverages, and is suitable for use in potable water applications
It has been formulated especially for Londinium to do the job of both the Dow Corning Molykote 111 o-ring and valve lubricant, and provide metal to metal protection for the bearings and working surfaces in lever espresso machines
It is essential when replacing the seals in Londinium I/II/III, Olympia Cremina, the Bosco, and indeed any other espresso machine
As with every product we sell we research it thoroughly, then test it to ensure it really is the best. We thought Loctite would be the answer, but it turns out that when you need a thread sealant approved for potable water applications that Loxeal have a superior product
The advantage of the 55-03 formulation is it offers thread sealing and medium strength nut locking properties
You may wish to use this product on the threads of the boiler fittings of your espresso machine to ensure a pressure tight seal if you have reason to undo any...
This is the full service kit for the LONDINIUM I. It includes a shower screen, all the seals for the group, and all the seals for both the hot water and steam valves. You should only need this kit every 3 to 4 years, even if you use your LONDINIUM I every day
Keep the port filter attached to the group when the machine is on, but be sure to remove the portafilter from the group when the machine is off. This gives the portafilter seal a chance to return to its original, uncompressed state, ensuring it...
It contains one shower screen, and three portafilter to group seals
Keep the portafilter attached to the group when the machine is on, but remove the portafilter from the group when the machine is off. This gives the portafilter seal a chance to return to its original, uncompressed state, ensuring it lasts longer
As an aside, you should only need to turn the portafilter 30 to 45 degrees to the right (to the 6 o'clock position) to secure it when the seals are in good condition. Wrenching the portafilter handle further to the right than it needs...