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by Satchmo780, 4 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Hard water issues

A plumbed machine with hard water will need some filtration, and that filter will take up space. I have a whole house softener that still leaves me with enough hardness to scale, so I actually go the distilled water route (adding potassium bicarbonate). I've thought about plumbing, but getting an in the cupboard BWT system or
by kris772, 8 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Espresso machine clogging randomly in between shots

Excellent! Sounds like a good plan!
by yakster, 22 minutes ago in News and Suggestion Box
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How about a Like button with emoji choices?

Platinum level sponsorship and above to unload the emoji
by ira, 24 minutes ago in Grinders
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Versalab M4 user experience

That grinder is basically unchanged since I first started here, 12 years ago. Other that some customer service issues back then, I don't think I've ever seen anything but positive comments about the VS. I considered buying one as my first grinder but the customer service issues scared me, I still regret not buying a VS in place of the
by crazyascarl, 24 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Post a pic of your home espresso setup...

Started my journey with a new to me Gaggia Classic and a $10 garage sale Baratza Encore. Did a kitchen remodel where I was able to carve out a "coffee nook" and here we are now
by TenLayers, 26 minutes ago in News and Suggestion Box
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How about a Like button with emoji choices?

Not that there's a vote going on, but my vote is leave as is
by ira, 29 minutes ago in News and Suggestion Box
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How about a Like button with emoji choices?

As long as it's at the $250/year level, I guess it's OK!
by mixespresso, 32 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Espresso machine clogging randomly in between shots

Thanks kris772, that is pretty much the approach I follow: I buy from the local roaster, beans go to the freezer and straight from there to the grinder. Depending on the roast level I buy, they will go to the DeLonghi machine as an espresso or if too light...I will brew them as v60 as I cannot get the
by BaristaBoy E61, 36 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Heating element for Rocket Espresso Cellini Premium Plus V2?

Welcome to HB Rob. I second this advice. Chris' Coffee has always been second to none for me. My advice would be to also purchase the whiteTeflon gasket for these elements, GC35 or PL0980GR from Chris'Coffee. {link} The other recommendations I have would be to purchase on Amazon a Sunex 246D ½-in drive 1-7/16-in DEEP
by mborkow, 37 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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La Pavoni Pro sleeve damage?

Were you having a problem operating the machine?