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by JohanR, 5 minutes ago in Grinders
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ECM grinder - any point in thinking about sub $500 upgrade?

If you want something faster and don't mind a hopper, then maybe a Eureka Mignon XL or Eureka Atom Specialty 65. (75 is even faster but out of your budget)
by Jesscccc, 23 minutes ago in Grinders
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SSP Lab Sweet 64mm

Thanks for your info, my coffee bean now using for espresso is medium to dark roasted, so I think I might have to grinder a bit bigger. I also find it is kinda mundy in pour-over on setting 60, which is a light to medium roasted bean. Kinda excited to do more experiment with the Lab Sweet casting DF64 after
by Kinukcafe, 38 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Lelit Bianca User Experience

Hi, may I check how is the built quality of Bianca? Does it feel solid´╝č maybe due to its size, from pic, it looks like it is not as solid built as other machines eg ecm or lmlm?
by luca, Today, 4:21 am in Buying Advice
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Is it ludicrous to consider a KVDW Spirit for home use?

Without commenting as to how good the machine is or isn't, which I don't know, if you're ok with paying for a two group spirit anyway, what do you have to lose by getting in touch with KVDW and asking if they can custom make you a single group spirit if that's what you really want? The worst that
by bringyoutomyhell, Today, 4:04 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot User Experience

Yep, I always do for light roasts. I also go a little over, 51mm is what apparently gives the maximum EY (even if it creases a little on the sides). I use a circular cutter
by Ad-85, Today, 4:01 am in Buying Advice
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Is it ludicrous to consider a KVDW Spirit for home use?

I hear that LM US support is impressive! I'd buy a Leva X from them and get their warranty (even if the warranty period ends, they know what they're doing). Leva X is a brilliant design and nothing beats the lever action. Best thing about it is you can choose what peak pressure you'd like at the lowest setting and
by Sander1981, Today, 3:13 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever Espresso Machine Gallery

Just fantastic. It is quite forgiving, even when I grind too fine or when I overdose it is often still usable (compared to my previous E61). Making multiple doubles in a row is challenging, as the group still holds pressure for a significant time. I then move the portafilter a bit until a hiss can be heard, to let pressure
by kjarsheim, Today, 2:42 am in Grinders
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ECM grinder - any point in thinking about sub $500 upgrade?

+1 This is seriously good advice from Erik. Speaking as the owner of a little Macap, a Niche and an 83mm flat ex-commercial modded to SD, it all depends on your level of enthusiasm and willingness to mess around. Micrometric as opposed to click-stop adjustment is pretty useful, as you've found. The Niche is not the be-all but it's
by Cuppajoy, Today, 2:31 am in Grinders
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ECM grinder - any point in thinking about sub $500 upgrade?

Really appreciate all the good replies in the thread, thanks everyone! Taking the feedback into consideration, I'm willing to go up to $1000, but that would be a hard stop at this point. Remember that I'm pairing this with a Sage Dual Boiler, not the most expensive machine around So I did a cleaning of my
by JonnyTran, Today, 2:31 am in Grinders
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Mythos burrs in Eureka Drogheria MCD4 85mm

Just an update on my MCD4 + aligned 75mm Mythos burrs after using it for a few months and being mostly satisfied. Alignment of 75mm Mythos burrs: Per not being able to grind fine enough, I indeed needed two 0.25mm shims for the 75mm's burrs, after which I can easily grind past burr touch. However, it was very