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by Jonk, 14 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Scale that does not track weight of the part with controls.

I have an Acaia Pearl S. The smart functions and apps work surprisingly bad in my opinion. What annoys me the most is that I can't get the apps to autoconnect to the scale, so if I want to log a brew I have to go through several steps into the settings and select the scale. Every time. Then for
by F9zSlavik, 16 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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La Cimbali M32 Bistro Single / Wildly inconsistent shots

Hello all, my name is Gabriel. So I decided to try and open up a coffee shop. I am still trying to figure out the ins and outs of the business while learning to make espresso's. I still haven't found a location YET, but I did manage to get a hold of a M32 Bistro Single Group, none electrical version
by HSz, 32 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Breville Barista Express BE870 blockage

Hi Luvmy40 Thank you so much for your response - it is greatly appreciated! I am a complete novice when it comes to this, however in the research I have done, the solenoid was mentioned, however wouldn't that affect the hot water and steam function also? I am not sure if it does have a thermo coil
by F9zSlavik, 53 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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La Cimbali DT1 Junior

I have an opportunity to buy a used La Cimbali DT1 Junior. It was used on a yacht and form what I was told, well maintained. The owner no longer wanted it, was gifted and then store away for a couple of years. Would something like this be worth 960 dollars? I would like to own it mainly because I
by jimocallaghan, Today, 4:25 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Leaking Hot Water tap on open

Hello, I've an issue on a Sanremo Capri dual group espresso machine where the hot water tap is leaking from the valve (when I pop the front off the plastic knob water is dripping out there) - this only happens when the valve is in the open position and seems to vary based on whether there is an lateral
by HH, Today, 4:19 am in Buying Advice
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Convince me NOT to buy a La Marzocco Linea Mini

Ah! Yes you are completely right - the steam on the LM is amazing. I agree if you're making multiple milk drinks back to back there's a significant benefit in the Mini. It's also certified for business use in the US, which is a huge benefit if you are running a coffee cart. To be honest for a cart, it
by oksako, Today, 4:11 am in Tips and Techniques
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E61 Preinfusion

Is this a thing? * Lift the lever to ON position * Wait until desired pressure for PI is reached * Set the lever to mid-position, so that the pump gets disabled, but the extraction doesn't stop --> Pressurized preinfusion (kind of a blooming) is happening * Lift the lever to continue
by espressotime, Today, 4:06 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

The cma measures 141 mm and has an outer diam. of 46 mm The stock one is 44 and 137 mm in length.Although it maybe has shortened a bit over the years
by Paul_Pratt, Today, 3:56 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

I would guess the lever is standard but then are broken or lost and end up being replaced with the knobs. For the small group spring I have always used the CMA lever springs. They are a decent fit. Otherwise I use the same spring as on a Marte/Mercurio
by dilin, Today, 3:47 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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IMS basket for 1st gen La Pavoni

Finally received the IMS 49mm a few days ago. First impressions after 8 shots with the new basket, it can take a finer grind, with less channeling, up to 14.5g. Tastewise, this resulted in more mouthfeel and aftertaste. The caveat is that simply I could be paying more attention to prep and distribution upon receiving a new toy