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by Marmot, 34 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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The Picopresso

I measured the tamper at 51.47mm and the stock basket at 51.55mm at about 2 to 3mm depth. I guess 51.5 or 51.6mm will be perfect but 51.8mm might be too wide. Some users on the facebook group for Wacaco products used 51mm screens off aliexpress with 100 microns (there are also 50 and 150 micron screens) and reported good...
by Jmalpica, 50 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Got this mexican-made lever machine, any thoughts?

I wasn't on town so I couldn't reply. Thank you so very much for all your input. I will look up the grouphead once it arrives but it does seem so close to the La Carimali grouphead and the Ponte Vecchio Lusso body.
by chanty 77, Today, 1:19 am in Coffees
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Looking for a very flavorful medium to medium-dark roasted coffee

Will definitely let you know how I feel about American Beauty. Will open the bag in about 2-3 days. Looked into Malabar Gold, seemed really pricey, plus you have to buy 5lbs. at once. Sometimes they will have a short span of time where you can buy 2 lbs. until it runs out. I don't ever want to commit to...
by Jeff, Today, 1:01 am in Tips and Techniques
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Shot diagnosis - patchy naked portafilter - images inside

I never had much luck with the middle-position "preinfusion" claims with a reservoir machine. It seemed to be far too uneven and unpredictable. It was more like a dribble than something suitable for evenly wetting the grinds. I'd try skipping that and, if needed, as suggested above, loosening the grind if you can't get reasonable flow.
by BaristaBoy E61, Today, 12:58 am in Water
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BWT water filter replacement indications

OK, I get this. But why should I care unless the filter is used for cold or room temperature drinks? As it's being used exclusively for espresso with a machine that's programmed to turn on at least 1-hour before use with a brew boiler that's about 205˚F and a steam boiler that's about 254˚F, what bacteria or pathogens can grow...
by Marmot, Today, 12:57 am in Espresso Machines
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The Picopresso

I forgot the scale. I found a super tiny one that weighs only 30 grams and can weigh only up to 200 grams but I thought it' enough to weigh beans and maybe shot weight. {image} The grinder is a no name product I got for about 30 dollars on Aliexpress. It has the same stainless steel burrs and adjustment...
by _Ryan_, Today, 12:53 am in Tips and Techniques
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Shot diagnosis - patchy naked portafilter - images inside

Not direct plumbed, but middle position (for this test, i don't always do that) holds pressure. Darker roasts will extract a lot prettier now that I think about it, but I've had one darker roast in the past maybe 6 months? Loosening the grind leads to a decrease in extraction quality in terms of flavour and aroma. I drink lots...
by DanoM, Today, 12:33 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Spring Lever accidents

I had a bad slip on my Strega once early on. Scared me and I spent a good long time inspecting, but no damage. Since then I had one damp lever slip so I always wipe hands and lever if there's any moisture. On top of that I remind myself from time to time to always stand to the side...
by nameisjoey, Today, 12:26 am in Coffees
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Looking for a very flavorful medium to medium-dark roasted coffee

Glad to hear you're digging the B&W blends! Yeah I'd say Teodoro's is similar to the traditional but less complex for sure. Full cycle is kinda like the classic with a touch of citrus. Let me know how you like American Beauty, that's been on my to-buy list for awhile. Another blend on that list is Dragonfly Crema Dolce. Have...
by kidloco, Today, 12:24 am in Buying Advice
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High end milk pitcher 2021

Thank you guys Ill look into it!