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by gilbert, 10 minutes ago in Grinders
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Ditting 804 single dosing mods

How is the bag shaker plate removed, via the 3 screws? Is it possible to leave it in place and just disconnect the vibrating part?
by MrBaggins, 21 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Profitec Pro 700 - Losing temperature, not heating back up

So quick update. Pressure wise. When pulling a shot into the blind basket, the pressure maxes out top end of the green range (10Bar I think). The screeching noise occurs at about 9bars for a second where the pressure meter also slightly falters. It's as if the water is having to force past something that is slightly stuck. I'm fairly
by baldheadracing, 31 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever Espresso Machine Gallery

You'll probably have better odds with the Lambro or another Faema - or a Gaggia. I don't know if Conti's were ever sold in Canada. Faemas were by far the most popular machine in the GTA as far as I know. I kept a regular look out for a Faema Velox for years, but once I had the
by jpender, 46 minutes ago in Coffees
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Saka Caffè in the States

Yeah, 16 days is great. I've had 20 day old Saka arrive on my doorstep. To be fair you were claiming 7-10 days, not 16. It's not impossible to get 7 day old coffee from Italy via Cantina but kind of unlikely. The bag I'm drinking right now arrived 42 days post roast. By the way, those
by Satchmo780, 53 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever Espresso Machine Gallery

Good to know - I'm just west and going to start the search for a Lambro or Prestina in earnest soon. I've seen a few two group Arduino's but they're too big for my small house
by baldheadracing, 54 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever groups and their compatibility - Conti vs Victoria Arduino Athena

{image} I believe that the light blue shows the HX's; dark blue shows the area that the HX's water would be in contact with the back of the group (so no tube screws into the threaded hole at the back of the group): {image}
by pizzaman383, 55 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever groups and their compatibility - Conti vs Victoria Arduino Athena

You could enlarge or slot the holes without effecting the strength or the gasket seal, I bet
by Tamaramae, 59 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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Latte art pull through

Hi, I have been trying to make a simple heart for about 3 weeks now and just can't seem to get the hang of it. My pull through doesn't really pull through very well so the top of the heart ends up with just a little dent at best. I've tried from different heights and varied my pour speed
by nameisjoey, Today, 9:01 pm in Cafes and Get-togethers
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A trip behind the bar at my local roaster

Wow, I wish I've had this experience. 9.9/10 I always prefer my shots at home vs at the shop when comparing the same beans
by Jeff, Today, 8:57 pm in Buying Advice
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Needed advice on used Quick Mill Anita

The E61 groups are generally similar, with a couple variants. The VBM groups are notably different with how they contain the mushroom. As I recall, the main thing to look out for with "ECM-style" groups is the length of the valves inside. There are a couple variants. Checking my orders, a "complete" rebuild kit for the group from individual