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by cafeIKE, less than a minute ago in Espresso Machines
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DC Studio Steam Wand Losing Pressure

600mL is a LOT of milk for a home machine. You could try a tip with two or smaller holes. There might be something useful here: "Dalla Corte Studio (a year later)"
by Oskuk, 13 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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So frustrating to pick a grinder!

Any Eureka is a real grinder, if we compare the plastic Baratzas. Settte and Vario has One big advantage: you do not have to watch the that long in your desk. But, as many have commented: they have cheap spares!
by GC7, 20 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Brew pressure issue on a QM67

Thanks, The bottom hose on that brass3-way piece coming out of the brew boiler is what causes the pressure increase if pinched. It swings around to the top of that same piece via a T-hose connector where the other hose I think goes to the E61 brew outlet.The 3rd hoe out of there goes to the drip dray as far
by dcfan2021, 22 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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DC Studio Steam Wand Losing Pressure

Hi everyone, new member here. Thanks for having me! I purchased a new DC Studio machine about 6 months ago and noticed that when I try to froth a large sized milk pitcher (60cl) the steam wand loses pressure too quickly so the milk doesn't whirl properly by the end. I tried descaling the machine in case
by MNate, 34 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Decent Espresso DE1PRO or XXL? Which model for small cafe?

I couldn't tell you what you need, I suppose you mainly have to look at your own projected numbers. There are a growing number of places employing Decent machines, even in fairly quick coffee shop settings. However, commonly they will have two of them if it really is a business-critical tool. Think of it as a two group
by Zaneemomo, 34 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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End game grinder: EG-1, Kafatek MC4 or Flat Max?

The ultra burrs coffees taste slightly cleaner, flavors a little better defined, but also a slight loss of body. The pour overs are outstanding, some of the best I've ever had. For espresso, it's still a work in progress. At first I couldn't pull a decent shot at all. They were fast, spritzy, and channeling a
by Quester, 44 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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End game grinder: EG-1, Kafatek MC4 or Flat Max?

I've owned all three. Two of those grinders can be configured with various burrs. For the EG-1 there are three that Weber offers--DB1 Core, DB2 Ultra, DB3 Base. For the MAX, there are four burrs offered by KafaTek--SLM, SMD, SSW, and a new course burr. To say nothing of the SSP burrs it initially used. So this question
by titan, 51 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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So frustrating to pick a grinder!

I was very close to order a niche, but seriously the idea of paying one tax on top of another does not really sit well with me, and I think we should discuss it more. I was happy there was a thread about it on reddit. Even though I am in the market, I am not in a rush currently
by John49, 57 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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Spiced up with licoroce

Interesting any suggestions on how I could order some droppoeder?
by NicoNYC, 59 minutes ago in Grinders
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How (not) to clean the burrs

I wouldn't worry too much about having done damage. In fact, I bet the coffee you ground afterwards soaked up any traces of water in the burr teeth, and applied a light sheen of coffee oils to the surfaces. Most everything else in the grinder is aluminum or plastic. The only spot I'd be maybe concerned about is where the