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by jbviau, 2 minutes ago in Grinders
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Orphan Espresso Apex Grinder

Welcome! I'm glad you bolted this down to a sturdy chopping block. That's been my approach since Dec. 2018. The "smoother CCW" grinding tip I've read here a few times is something I haven't really experienced. I think it might be related to burr break-in. Anyway, something I do notice myself doing is alternating between ~3 revolutions CW
by malling, 4 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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NEW KvdW Lever Group!

No they are not that much better, because nothing in this coffee world is. Your paying for exclusivity, name, craftsmanship, features and diminishing returns but none of that is going to revolutionise espresso as in regards to be x better, different perhaps but better no, at this point we are well within diminishing returns. Some are willingly to spend that
by CarefreeBuzzBuzz, 5 minutes ago in Water
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Espresso Care - Refinements for line in Pre Infusion

I have gotten quite a few inquiries regarding "Espresso Cart - Goodbye Plumbed In" I was hoping that some of the engineering types could help me identify some possible parts for those that want adjustable line in preinfusion. Seems to me that you want to get the highest pressure pump, maybe 70psi, 4.8 bar
by Pino, 11 minutes ago in Cafes and Get-togethers
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Favourite coffee roasters in Toronto? FREE BEVERAGES ALL DAY!!! One year old. Today. Samir of started this roasting company located at 1347 Queen East. Admittedly I have not tried the coffee (beans) but have had coffee at Samirs locations over the years (no affiliation) and that is always top quality. Shares space, that is, in the other side of the building
by CarefreeBuzzBuzz, 21 minutes ago in Water
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Espresso Cart - Goodbye Plumbed In

For those concerned about the noise, put the pump on a towel. With the higher GPM models the tank fills quicker and the pump runs less
by tasseloff19, 22 minutes ago in Water
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Water treatment - How to compare before/after

Greetings! I created a thread last year to decide on which filtration system to use and got great help from a team member: "Help with water treatment options" I bought a standard 2-filter softening system. Having 2 babies in-between, I didn't have time to install everything until now. So this week I set myself to finally install everything
by Transporter, 24 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Hands on experience with the Eagle One Prima

They have been trying to release the machine before I even got the Prima. Supposedly they are coming out this summer
by N714, 27 minutes ago in Grinders
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Weber Key Grinder

I think it better to grind a few beans and see the grind size your self. Instruction manuals are not always correct.. On the niche I used to grind way coarser than the filter range
by harris, 27 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Quest M3 or M6? Minimum Batch Size

Get the M3. If you want a job that will suck in several months then get the M6. Roasting for family and friends gets to be no fun in a hurry, roast for yourself, learn what you like and don't like. In a year or two if the desire strikes to roast for family and friends get a Bullet. The
by drH, 33 minutes ago in Water
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Rpavlis vs third wave water and others

I recently moved into a new house with well water. Although the water treatment is extensive, it's not great for an espresso machine, which started me looking at other options. I'm currently using Zero Water plus third wave water packs, which seems fine to me. But I'm noticed Sprometheus and others online doing water comparisons and