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by ira, 2 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, 5 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, 9 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, 10 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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La Pavoni Pro sleeve damage?

Were you having a problem operating the machine?
by sketcher88, 10 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Another Rancilio Epoca Rebuild

In your first photo, you ask "is this really neccesary" and I think that's a breaker, so I'd keep it, assuming the red part is a reset. I had an old S-20 Midi and I recognize plenty of similarities. That teflon plug you're seeking, I had the same question, and for the same reasons (I broke this fragile little probe
by crazyascarl, 15 minutes ago in Knockbox
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Do you add sugar to your espresso?

I've been making the wife (my version of a) Cortadito the past few days and she's in heaven... basically a latte version of a cuban coffee. A Cuban coffee is usually made with a moka pot-- mix a little of the crema in with a teaspoon or two of sugar into a paste, then add in
by sketcher88, 21 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Roaster, situation demands I use an extension cord

To be totally honest, and if it's not used all the time, you could also use construction wire (so not cable, as found in an extension cord). The wire is cheaper as it's one piece of copper for each conductor rather than many strands making up a cable, and I'd just go heavier gauge on that. The issue is that
by kris772, 23 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Espresso machine clogging randomly in between shots

Maybe at some point get another of those Chinese/Amazon ones, but though I am not an advocate of abusing the return process, with something like a pf holder where you cannot tell if it works until you have it in hand and have actually tried it, I would say buy from wherever you can return it, just in case. I
by Kaffee Bitte, 25 minutes ago in Coffees
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Preference for Natural, Washed or Honey processed coffee.

Drools a little. A Sumatran longberry peaberry I had a decade ago is still one of my best ever shots. I can still remember the taste. Last week I had a guatamalan peaberry that every shot was thunderous in it's body. I am going to grab another bag of it today
by Chert, 31 minutes ago in Coffees
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Preference for Natural, Washed or Honey processed coffee.

Sumatra peaberry doppio for me at lunch today