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by Kakamath, 1 minute ago in Coffees
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Milligrams of Caffeine

Soo.... I recently switched from my morning bliss of Folger's instant coffee to the Synchronica made espresso coffee. The first couple of days I was in some serious caffeine withdrawal, I mean crabby, headache, stiff body, the whole thing. I stuck it out, and now, I am better but it still feels like I am taking less caffeine in. I'm wondering how much caffeine is in 3 heapful spoon (spoon just a b...
by Jasper_8137, 4 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Need help finding a Conti Prestina pressure gauge

{image} Hi, This is a long shot but... I recently purchased a Conti Prestina and unfortunately the pressure gauge is not working. I've contacted a number of individuals including stefano and Moschetti (still waiting to hear back) and have taken it to cafe parts in Denver to try to match but have not had any luck. The threads are odd - seems like 1/8" BSP, but it's not quite right. I've soaked...
by Abecker, 10 minutes ago in Grinders
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Niche Zero grinder

I order mine to NC, USA on Aug 22 and had it delivered today, Sept 18. Just under a month. Shipping time was only 6 days one it was dispatched.
by iBrew, 11 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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End game brew grinder

If price and size is not a concern then get a EK43, best pours I've had all come from that machine. That said for home use the ghost burrs are incredible, I have the OE Apex but the Fuji R-220 seems to be just as good. The grinds are even and clean, produce a sweet, clean, clear cup.
by hvmcoffee, 21 minutes ago in Grinders
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Ceado E37SD First Impressions

After a month of using it, 4 to 6 shots a day, I would say that this machine is not as impressive as I thought it would be. Pros: Beautiful constructed piece of equipment Easy to understand the dial in/out Low retention? Low noise (really) very low noise compared to my beloved Mazzer mini E Fluffy Coffee all the time no clumps at all. Delicious coffee taste when you get the proper dial. Fast grind...
by Sailorman, 23 minutes ago in Grinders
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Niche Zero grinder

There were some questions earlier about delivery times - my situation a little unique but for the record delivery to address in UK of North American voltage Niche Zero (black) in 35hrs from time of order: ~ I ordered my Niche 10:21pm EST on Monday 16th (UK time May 17th 3:21am); ~ delivered to my sister in England before 9:20am EST today Wednesday 18th (UK time 2:20pm also Sept 18th) ~ will bring ...
by SJM, 25 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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Shot starts at 6 secs, good taste but low volume

You are confusing me, but I'd say that good taste and good crema outrank theory any day. Long before I started weighing output I looked at the output in a shot glass, and my favorite shots (from my Gaggia) were always marked at about 1.5 ounces. Thick and juicy and very slow to ooze out of the portafilter.
by DJL, 36 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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Shot starts at 6 secs, good taste but low volume

I thought a double is closer to 36 grams of espresso, especially( for 1:2.) 1 from 18 grams of coffee.
by truemagellen, 37 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Drawn to lever espresso machines. Help a newbie choose?

:mrgreen: I saw two homeless spooning near the highway last week.
by kutis, 37 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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SAB espresso machine schematic.

I'm not sure I need parts (except maybe a switch). I think it might be wired wrong or that the switch doesn't work. That's why I need a schematic. And maybe just one for a generic two group, non-electronic (for lack of a better term) machine. Thanks for any help!