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by luvmy40, 6 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Wife demands better espresso machine

Another vote for the BDB. It ticks all your boxes except being able to adjust the OPV from outside. I've never understood the obsession with adjusting the OPVs. Unless they bypass at too LOW a pressure, who cares what the max pressure is. They are a safety device only. They have zero bearing on the brew process. That is all
by Gargamel40, 13 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Wife demands better espresso machine

Love the look of Puristika. Looks like it also has a PID and you can set a brewing temperature and it also shows the time when you pull the shot. So it's got everything, even a hot water tap for Americano. It doesn't have stream wand so hot water should be perfectly fine from a tap? Looks very tempting
by zero610, 16 minutes ago in Coffee Brewing
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SSP 98mm "Brewing" Burrs

Any insights from those that are using these burrs in a variable speed grinder what differences high vs low RPM are making in taste?
by CoffeeMac, 20 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Upgraditus - Mod La Spaziale Vivaldi II, or a new espresso machine?

Yes - the Londinium does use a "flick valve" for steam and hot water, so you get pretty much full power when you move it in any direction. You do have some ability to vary power at the beginning, but it is a small range. I tried steaming just 50g of milk in my 25cl pitcher this morning
by Pressino, 22 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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E61 Flow Control Device and pressure

Arafel is correct in that the e61 FCD is basically a throttling valve that controls FLOW rate and indirectly under specific parameters & circumstances can control pressure. With a pump that operates at a fixed pressure you cam throttle the valve as close to fully closed as you want but if the outflow offers sufficient resistance (up to and including
by IamOiman, 25 minutes ago in Knockbox
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Do you add sugar to your espresso?

anything straight (at least for Saka, I have tried light roasts and did not add sugar to those): yes, about a tsp of cane sugar for a double shot and half a tsp for a single. anything added (milk drink, coffee alcoholic beverages, etc) I do not add sugar
by titan, 26 minutes ago in Grinders
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New Eureka Mignon Single Dose Grinder

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought they are officially resellers. Like they have a business of selling grinders. That's how they make money, so it makes sense that they make commercials for the products they sell. Other YTers may receive commission, free/early access samples, etc. but they are in the business of making controversial, click-bait, entertaining, honest opinion
by mbbrew, 34 minutes ago in Coffees
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What US roasters would sell coffee like Tim Wendelboe - also, how is Nordic Post to USA?

My coffee from April got to the my door in the US in like 36 hours, my coffee from Wendelboe took two weeks last time, I have another Nordic Post Wendelboe on the way so I will see if it takes that long this go around. It looks like Pour Cleveland has ceased operations excluding honoring subscriptions, so no
by BaristaBoy E61, 35 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Hands on experience with the Eagle One Prima

So here we have it, the new god proves to be just another Golden Calf. Hence my reticence to move from the less that perfect yet proven abilities of the E61 'box'. Sounds like you were a boat owner at some point in you life. Thanks for your thoughtful analysis
by baldheadracing, 44 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Drum roaster electric conversion

A Variac/auto-transformer might be the easiest way to control heat