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TransferWise - a secure and efficient way to pay

by Reiss Gunson on Thursday, 22 November 2018 16:46

This week TransferWise.com made a major announcement that makes their services as useful to us as Paypal currently is

Previously you needed to open a TransferWise.com account if you wanted to pay us using TransferWise.com

Effective immediately that is no longer required

TransferWise have provided us with bank accounts in the following countries so you can pay us simply and securely with a domestic bank transfer, just as you pay all your other bills

We are now in a postion to allow you to pay the spot rate equivalent of the GBP price for the following currencies:

GBP - to a bank account in London

USD - to a bank account in New York

EUR - to a bank account in Munich

AUD - to a bank account in Melbourne

NZD - to a bank account in Auckland

The team who support my website have not yet had an opportunity to integrate the above changes into the checkout pages, but if it is of interest to you contact me and i can email you the relevant bank account details for your currency

The reason why this is so exciting is we currently have to charge a premium on the non GBP prices to cover the significant transaction costs we incur to convert the non GBP funds into GBP in order to pay our bills which are mostly in GBP

As a result of TransferWise we will now be in a position to offer you the spot rate equivalent of the GBP price with no premium baked in, assuming you are paying by bank transfer and not by credit card or Paypal

We are more than willing to pass these savings on in order to make our machines as affordable as possible

In addition we receive your funds much faster, which means we place your order with the factory faster, which means we ship your machine sooner and it arrives sooner

The vast majority of our sales are for export so this development is a significant step forward for our business

No black friday gimmicks here, just a continuous commitment to getting a niche product to you anywhere in the world as simply and securely as we can

Kind regards

 

Reiss.

Our digital pre-infusion kit is available for LR owners in early December 2018

by Reiss Gunson on Saturday, 03 November 2018 14:48

It is easy to fit, does not look like an add-on once fitted, makes optimising the machine for your particular roast a precise no tools push of a button, and it enhances reliability

the module includes the wireless hardware from day one so customers with the skills to do so will be able to develop software to control the unit wirelessly too

in time we will build our own app for wireless control but we will not get the app to market this year

it may be worth noting that all we are doing here is taking a mechanical pressure reducing (regulating) valve and pressure gauge that you have on the water supply line to an L1/2/3 and minaturising it to fit inside the LR such that we change the pre-infusion pressure through a wide range without the need for tools or guages to check the set pressure once the change is made; we are simply bringing the capabilities of the L1/2/3 to the LR

the kit is also light and compact for international express delivery with DHL

An email from customer Jeff

by Reiss Gunson on Saturday, 03 November 2018 14:18

Reiss, just pulled my first shot using the Kafatek Monolith grinder, the beans that Denis sends with it that he tests with, and the Londinium - BEST ESPRESSO EVER! Not just bullshitting here - seriously - this is the best shot I've ever had - more depth, more color, more fullness than anything I've ever produced before, or had made for me by others.

I am wowed. Years ago when I went from my old Gaggia Classic to a real E61 HX machine and a good grinder I had a similar improvement in what I was able to produce. This time - more improvement to the point where I have far surpassed anything I have been able to make myself - or anything that has been made for me.

I'm super happy. Between the LR and the Monolith - doesn't get any better, I'm convinced!

Thank you again for all the help,

Jeff

Some more customer feedback -

by Reiss Gunson on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 11:14

Hi Reiss

All went well and seals changed. The new shower screen is amazing, it improved the extraction as well from my current beans, and the lever is back smooth as butter. Even the coffee grinds comes out better from the basket compared to the previous even with the same 16 grams dosage, but after the new shower screen the distribution of water is amazing.

I have upped my consumption by +1 on my 5 daily shots that I have after the changes :)

Thanks Reiss.

Mo

Some customer feedback -

by Reiss Gunson on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 11:11

By the way have I told you how much I have been enjoying the Londinium R, wow I am really loving it and it looks so nice in my kitchen. The thing that I still can't understand is how you got it so temperature stable with a heat exchanger design, I think you used some black magic and should have to answer to the church authority, lol. I have been testing it with my scace which agrees with my test buds, completely temp stable at 3min between shot intervals (haven't tested quicker then that).

A LONDINIUM heads to country number 56, the Philippines

by Reiss Gunson on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 08:14

Not a single machine has suffered damage in transit in more than five years since we redesigned our chassis early in 2013.  Exporting is what we do.

A LONDINIUM arrives in Bogota

by Reiss Gunson on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 10:21

Kayak kingfish monday

by Reiss Gunson on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:17

Getting the week off to a good start, 94cm of Kingfish in just 5 metres of water

What do we do when we're not doing lever espresso machines?

by Reiss Gunson on Saturday, 11 August 2018 14:24

A: We go kayak fishing!  This is a nice 44cm john dory caught yesterday, one of the finest fish for the table.