Country number 49: Nigeria

by Reiss Gunson on Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:06

We are looking forward to despatching our first machine to Nigeria on monday with DHL Express.

Dipper fed lever groups overheat with consecutive shots & are useless for light roasts

by Reiss Gunson on Monday, 01 January 2018 16:24

Dont take our word for it though*, make it your new year's resolution to buy a dipper fed machine and prove it to yourself in 2018

That's why our LONDINIUM R mimics the architecture of our commerical LONDINIUM III, II, and I machines but with the conveninece of a plug and play tank feed and a much smaller footprint in your kitchen

Get it out of the box, fill it up, and turn it on.  Simple

No need to drill holes in your granite bench top either

LONDINIUM.  Lever machines for speciality coffee


*unlike my critics i have built machines in a variety of architectures with my own funds, and then put the best performing design into production

Best coffee tool of 2017? Espazzola

by Reiss Gunson on Monday, 01 January 2018 16:12

A group brush that works was the stand out new coffee tool for 2017; the Espazzola

LONDINIUM III, I drip tray diffuser in place:

by Reiss Gunson on Thursday, 28 December 2017 17:11

Dribbling under the drip tray on L1 and L3 solved.

by Reiss Gunson on Thursday, 28 December 2017 16:16

This is our last trick for 2017, and its a good one.  I apologise in advance for the vertical video syndrone, but it was taken in a rush as i was meant to be doing other things today but the man in the yellow van from DHL rolled up and i thought no time like the present to road test this little bolt on for our L1 and L3 owners.  It works exceedingly well and it is a great note to finish 2017 on.


Prototype LONDINIUM shower screen from IMS

by Reiss Gunson on Thursday, 28 December 2017 16:06

In this clip you can clearly see the screen driving the water toward the centre of the screen, such is the strength of the screen's diffussing effect on the water flow into the brew chamber

The natural path of water on a lever group machine is to jet down the bore of the sleeve and exit around the perimeter of the shower screen, and you can see that this screen addresses that very effectively

The result for you is exceptional espresso more often; it improves consistency by reducing the chance of washout on the top of the puck, preventing channeling from getting started because of the softened entry of the water into the brew chamber


Shower screen distribution pattern of IMS200µM laser cut screen on LONDINIUM R

by Reiss Gunson on Thursday, 28 December 2017 16:03


Let LONDINIUM stir you this Xmas

by Reiss Gunson on Tuesday, 26 December 2017 15:36


My Leica M3 for sale

by Reiss Gunson on Saturday, 23 December 2017 18:22

My Leica M3 is not getting much use so i have decided to offer it for sale

The market for this item is limited in New Zealand and given the overlap between londinium owners and photography enthusiasts i am hoping i can sell it to a londinium owner

I am willing to FEDEX Express it anywhere and i knowing how to courier proof items is a core competency at LONDINIUM

I am offering it for sale at GBP1300 delivered with insurance - you would be responsible for any tax / duty that your country may wish to levy - unlikely on a vintage item, but i cant vouch for your country requirements

We have owned this camera since at least 2005 - i suspect we purchased it in the winter of 2003-2004

Being one of the later ones it was produced as a single stroke model, it is not a conversion

Optically it is in excellent (A) condition - this is not a tired peice of junk that is only fit to be used as a paper weight - it takes excellent images - the light meters work, although they are not as accurate as a modern light meter

I am willing to warrant that it is accurately described and you can return it for a refund if you are not happy with it

If you are interested please get in touch and i can email you more images and we can facetime too

You need to be a LONDINIUM owner though - im not selling this internationally to an unknown party

Merry Xmas!



New checkout is now live

by Reiss Gunson on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 21:24

Very pleased to get one of my major objectives for 2017 ticked off; a new checkout

Do let us know if you find any part of it illogical or frustrating and we will do our best to improve it