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by TallDan, 21 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Small espresso machine

At the risk of being the guy with a decent who always suggests a decent: A decent is small and capable. It fits in the OP's (lack of stated) budget
by JHCCoffee, 37 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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Basket Size, Dose Size and Extraction

Thanks for the good advice Jim; appreciated. I have been up until now been varying grind size and brew ratio to maintain consistent flow and time, while keeping dose constant, all to provide the required taste and extraction for the coffee bean being consumed. I can absolutely also vary basket size and dose, as well. I
by GDM528, 43 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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Does total dissolved solids determine sour/bitter balance in espresso?

I found this page in the How-Tos section of HB to be pretty handy, and sorta relates to navigating the final extraction: {link}
by Randy G., 50 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Determine if Grouphead Needs Replacing

John's idea is easier than mine and the Cafiza is likely easier to fine
by TigerStripes, 52 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Can I get away with a single boiler espresso machine?

If I were in your position I would buy a lelit mara x, breville dual boiler, or sivia dual boiler. Immediate steam is very nice to have for making milk drinks
by borisp, 52 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Torn between completely different espresso machines

Would you still choose Mara given the Elizabeth is slightly cheaper, although not available locally?
by drgary, Today, 1:13 am in Buying Advice
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Searching for the definitive comparison - Synesso MVP vs Speedster

If the OP wants to find out about either machine, there's plenty to find by searching this site. Since he's not doing that and not giving us anything to go on, I'm going to put this thread on Cooldown
by Jeff, Today, 1:05 am in Buying Advice
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Small espresso machine

Do they have a price range in mind? Do you think they are after a hobby, or just a decent cappuccino or two? If the latter, maybe a Breville Bambino. Depending on where on the spectrum they think they'll fall, there are options including Cafelat Robot, Flair 58, Argos (unreleased at this time), Londinium Vectis (also unreleased) as
by Dr G, Today, 12:55 am in Buying Advice
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Searching for the definitive comparison - Synesso MVP vs Speedster

Thanks Jim! question was in the first post
by bostonbuzz, Today, 12:21 am in Grinders
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Best upgrade for Mazzer Mini doser

No, sorry don't know