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by Ken5, 14 minutes ago in Cafes and Get-togethers
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Any cafe recommendations for Ithaca NY?

How was it in Ithaca? Find good places for coffee?
by mpdeem, 15 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Anaerobic natural coffees

After a very busy summer I am only now getting around to catching up here. I confess to feeling both validated and guilty after reading the above impression of the Colombian anaerobic from Bohdi. Validated because it echoes my exact impression, 'bin juice' being an apt descriptor indeed. I did feel rather guilty since Chert bravely offered
by Jeff, 38 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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New espresso machine - budget around $1500-1900

Welcome! There are several threads on this general topic that you might want to review, the pose some more specific questions. One, active within the last day or two, is "Time for a new espresso machine, budget around $1500" Some other information is that, no matter the marketing claims, PID or otherwise, virtually all conventional HX machines require
by baldheadracing, 43 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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New espresso machine - budget around $1500-1900

I'd say that the Breville Dual Boiler is the machine to beat in your price range. I would certainly take it over every machine that you've listed. There are other machines in that price range that I would consider, e.g., Izzo, VBM, but they're not as friendly to a beginner as the Breville. Regardless, upgrade the grinder first and
by krmkrx, Today, 5:25 pm in Marketplace
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Decent Espresso news

Are there any news to share with regard to v1.44 which ought to be released by October (and the price increase that this'll entail)?
by Poskantor, Today, 5:06 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Ecm synchronika with flow control pressure gauge faulty?

Hi, I recently got a new ecm synchronika with flow control. I have tested the flow at 1/4, 1/2 turn etc and it is working as intended. I am also pulling tasty shots. My issue is with the flow control pressure gauge. The gauge will always shoot up to about 9 bars and decline slightly from there for the duration
by Marshall, Today, 4:56 pm in Buying Advice
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High end grinder update time

I've owned a MAHLK├ľNIG E65s since it first came on the market and its predecessor model before that. It's a "set it and forget it" machine for us, because its grind, timing and dose are so completely consistent. No static either. I gave up weighing and only give the grinder a thought (except for thanks), when I run some cleaner
by chanty 77, Today, 4:47 pm in Espresso Machines
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Lelit Elizabeth Owner Experience

When you guys are changing out the gasket, the shower screen--do you put the machine on its back? (Obviously removing water tank)
by RedPanda, Today, 4:43 pm in Grinders
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Kinu M47 motorized

*drool* and lighted too! Awesome work!
by slybarman, Today, 4:38 pm in Espresso Machines
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Lelit Bianca User Experience

I've not had good luck using adjustable wrenches in terms of scratching the stainless. i broke down and bought a metric service wrench set from harbor freight