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by alleyooptroop, 3 minutes ago in Grinders
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New Baratza Sette 270Wi target weight not same as actual weight

quick update: been going back and forth with baratza over the past couple days. the calibration procedure ended up being different than what i had previously posted. the one on the baratza site in the faq's is the correct procedure. it is a little tricky though. you have to get the calibration weight in the holder rather quickly or the machine times out. after a few tries i finally got it. unfortu...
by gr2020, 4 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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New La Marzocco GS/3 MP

The new machine is being bench tested today. Zach at LM was kind enough to send me some pictures - here are a couple of them: {image} {image} I'm very excited! For water, for now, I have some third wave water espresso mix, and some distilled water. I'll start with that, and maybe start mixing my own later with the BH recipes. I'd still like to plumb in, but a RO + remin system just seems like a lo...
by CaffeLusso, 13 minutes ago in Marketplace
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Free Shipping WEEK! July 2nd - 8th!

Good day Everyone! We just wanted to let everyone we are having another free shipping event for all orders over $20. This time it is for a whole week, not just a weekend! As you guys know a blue moon happens more often than these events, but we are celebrating our move into our new facility! Thank you to all of you that have supported us over the years and this would not be possible without your s...
by ira, 14 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Elektra T1 Restoration Complete - now the learing curve begins....

Sadly, unless you get as lucky with a grinder as you did with the machine a grinder will likely cost as much or more than the machine. Sette and Pharos will both do it justice for less than that if you like either one of those. Ira
by lordjeebus, 16 minutes ago in Grinders
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Compak K10 WBC has landed!

My K10 WBC has a piece like that. I've never tried taking it off. I haven't had trouble sweeping the chute. Has removing it made sweeping easier? Is the doser stable without it?
by renburanto, 22 minutes ago in Coffee Brewing
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Metal pour over filter clogged

I bought a glass jar with a brass double walled filter for pour over coffee last year. It's been making fine coffee but now the filter has become clogged. Coffee takes ages to drip through, to the point where the coffee now stays in the filter and does not drip through all the way at all. Reading on internet I can see more people have issues with this, especially with the double walled metal filte...
by copajoe, 34 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Elektra T1 Restoration Complete - now the learing curve begins....

Yes I do! And thanks
by JohnB., 48 minutes ago in Coffees
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Favorite espresso blends: Temple Dharma & Chromatic Gamut

I bumped the temp up to 203*F today for my Dharma shots. Same 18g dose/28g yield using an HQ14 basket. The higher temp mutes the chocolate some but also knocks back the strong citrus (rind) flavor that I'm not crazy about. All in all it's a nice shot with a much more pleasant fruit hit a strong chocolate aftertaste.
by danhealy, 49 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Review of the Decent Espresso DE1+PRO

The DE1+ is a single purpose machine, not a platform like the iPhone... at this hypothetical point in the future, all major bugs have probably been found and addressed and there would be no reason to continue to update it. Some innovations would, of course, require hardware upgrades, such as the thermal stability improvements in 1.1. There is no hard requirement that iterative improvements on firm...
by michael, 58 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Elektra T1 Restoration Complete - now the learing curve begins....

@$600 this belongs in the great coffee gear scores thread, but I think you need a new grinder