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by gte534j, 3 minutes ago in Coffee Brewing
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Anyone brewing Sprovers?

I would be interested in seeing how people are doing this and their results. I have a decent as well and have not messed w/ this yet
by tompoland, 23 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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User Experience with the Strietman CT2

I'm not sure that there is a breaking in period as such for the machine. Perhaps what's been referred to is getting to know the CT2?
by TigerStripes, 31 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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Gaggia Classic blooming espresso shot

Sounds more like a slayer shot than a blooming espresso, but agree that's another fantastic way to pull shots
by Happymonday, 42 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Sanremo You - Single Group Espresso Machine

The machine is not in stock anywhere in the US or Canada and the price listed of $10480CAD also did not include taxes. In BC I'd be looking at an additional 12%
by BaristaBoy E61, 46 minutes ago in Water
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Help choosing water filtration system for Montreal water

We're using a BWT BestMax Premium set at 3 on the BWT Besthead Flex filter head and it seems to be doing a very good job. We've had this for 2-years now. If you do choose this system I would suggest purchasing the smallest filter cartridge as even this size, used only for home espresso will likely expire before
by Eiern, 47 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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ECM Puristika owner experience

EX4 / EX5 grams per seconds: 0 bar 7,65 / 11.05 2 bar 5,35 / 8.84 4 bar 4.42 / 7.14 6 bar 4.08 / 5.95 8 bar 3.74 / 5.1 10 bar 3.4 / 3.57 This means it will be fine to swap the pump for those making traditional espresso where you maintain more of a slow flow
by mason a, 52 minutes ago in Buy/Sell
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[SOLD] MACAP M7D grinder with tall and short hoppers

Used MACAP M7D grinder with large and small hoppers, It says UNIC on the back and from what I've read that is the name of a US distributor, but it is a MACAP M7D grinder with 68mm conical burrs. Been using at home for about 5 years pulling about 3 shots a day. It was $1750 new plus
by kafou, 56 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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WDT latest understanding?

I begin to use a WDT and I must admit it's a nice tool but I don't understand what is happening now with all these job aids. WDT, distributor, paper filter, dynamometric tamper, etc.... So no more real Barista who can make old school espresso shot like 10 years ago. It begin to look like Jura or
by Marcelnl, Today, 5:44 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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1962 Faema Urania Refurb [Finished]

looks great! Was the gold trim looking as pristine as it does now or did you use some trick to revamp it? Mine has some pitting and corrosion spots I can live with yet at the same time...when I can upgrade the looks I might