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by JohnB., less than a minute ago in News and Suggestion Box
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Problems with site?

4 of those last 28 days it's showing the site passing the Core Web Vitals the site was almost unusable.
by bcrdukes, 4 minutes ago in Coffees
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Reliable and consistent coffee roasters in Toronto?

Stereo is still around.
by My Alien Life, 8 minutes ago in Grinders
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Baratza Vario W Problem?

Just opened the box and began use this morning. It looks like there are lights for Start/Stop, Presets 1 2 3, and Tare. The only lights (or what looks like lights) that light up is the Start/Stop... If I push the presets - No lights... Are there supposed to be lights for the Presets 1 2 3, and Tare? Also,...
by Nunas, 11 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Lelit Bianca vs ECM Synchronika (Power Supply)

^^^This! When we moved to Singapore, we sold out in Canada, moving with very few items in storage (just things with personal significance) and took fewer still with us (and a bag of money ). When we moved back to Canada some 15-years later, we did the same thing. No transformers, no messing about with conversions. Everything nice and new...
by HB, 11 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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ECM Synchronika - 3 bar line pressure safe?

My concern wouldn't be the espresso machine hydraulics per se, but an increased risk of flooding if the driptray isn't plumbed and the E61 shutoff valve doesn't seal. See "Flood Mitigation for Plumbed Espresso Machines" for a helpful discussion of this topic.
by walr00s, 12 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Good espresso scale...Not Acaia?

I have {link} and the Decent Simple scale. They are equally as responsive as far as I can tell. The weightman is smaller, costs half the price, got here in 2 days instead of 1.5 months, and is much more water resistant. The only minor advantage the Decent Simple has is that it has a shorter auto-shut off timer. There...
by derylob, 13 minutes ago in Coffees
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Caffe Lusso Gran Miscela Carmo "Roma" Espresso blend

I really enjoy that Roma, unfortunately I am running through my last ~ 100 g. I wish they offered it again I would buy some more this time and froze.
by dsc106, 16 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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ECM Synchronika - 3 bar line pressure safe?

I noticed the ECM manual specifies .5-2 bar for line pressure (up to 30 PSI) and Clive Coffee where I purchased states that pressure should be 2-3 bar (or 30-45 psi) on their setup kit. I asked them about this and they said the ECM manual is more of a CYA and a higher line pressure on a rotary pump...
by HB, 18 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Odyssey Espresso (OE-1 Lever prototype)

To encourage contributors to reflect on Jake's admonishment, I removed the last post (which was not about the OE) and will put this thread on pause for a short while. Thanks.
by derylob, 22 minutes ago in Grinders
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Versalab M3 to M4 conversion significantly changed grind size setting

Hi everyone. I just recently converted my versalab m3 to get more torque and also prevent from belt slippage to m4, using their conversion kit. I was surprised how much grind setting adjustment I had to make for my typical espresso shot. The previously used setting became much too fine. If you imagine a scale where 0 is where the...