TransferWise - another fast, secure way to pay

by Reiss Gunson on Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:08

Customer Ernst has brought this new payment method to my attention,

It is very clever as it allowed Ernst to send us the equivalent of GBP100 from his EUR bank account in Germany to our GBP account in England almost instantly

Usually bank transfers take a couple of days and the transaction costs are significant

Watch the video on the home page

How it works is TransferWise hold bank accounts in a good number of countries

In the example above Ernst has simply sent a domestic payment to a EUR TransferWise account in Germany who have internal systems that then instantly pay out the relevant sum from their TransferWise account in England to our GBP account

It is fast, secure, and economical

If you havent already guessed, i am very impressed

Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention Ernst

If you wish to pay for your next LONDINIUM order using TransferWise just select the bank transfer option and then watch the video on their homepage

It is very simple, cost effective, secure, and the funds are received promptly

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!