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Best of Tips & Technique Forum
The best forum topics and recommended reading
Help!?! Where do I start looking for answers! It's become increasingly difficult to find (and refind) the most popular and informative espresso-related topics among the various forums.
To make it easier for you to get started and to help you navigate to topics that interest you,
this article contains links to the best topics, categorized by forum and subject area.
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by spending an evening on the site's recommended reading.
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others that may be more esoteric, consult the exhaustive list of FAQs and Favorites.
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Best of the Tips & Techniques Forum
Beginner or pro barista, all are invited to share.
Required Reading:Heat Exchanger Operation:Extraction Diagnosis:Barista Skills:Latte Art:Instructional Videos:FAQs:Favorites:
- Frequent Grinder Adjustment Shows Sub-Par Technique
- Brewing ratios for espresso beverages
- Dialing in a new espresso machine, a step by step guide
- Understanding Espresso (five major steps)
- The Weiss Distribution Technique is NOT a "cheat"!
- Keeping your espresso work area clean
- Achieving Optimal Brew/Pump Pressure
- Purpose of the tamp
- Does a good center tamp take care of the sides?
- Silvia and Rocky: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Continue to the next list of FAQs or go to the Unabridged List of FAQs and Favorites.