$650-$700 for a pair of Carminas is ridiculous. They're beautiful shoes, but that is unjustifiable when the Armoury sell them for $200 less, let alone the price difference when you buy them from Carmina themselves. I used the Cloakroom for sizing and bought them online
I've just been boring and stuck with the instructions on the box, and fiddling with my grind. I want to find some lighter roast beans to try it with, the darker roasts I usually get a are a little full on some mornings.