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by baristainzmking, 3 minutes ago in Coffees
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Need a good all-around coffee bean

I followed your advice and ordered Gamma, Super Nova and Black Out for the more classic taste my guests prefer in their cappuccinos. I find that I am underwhelmed with these coffees. What do you recommend for temperature, extraction time and yield?
by bas, 4 minutes ago in Grinders
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Olympia Express 'Mocha SD' grinder offering

Olympia seems to be doing the same trick as Eureka did with the XL to creat the SD: tilting the grinder and redesigning the chute. Would be great if there is no need for bellows. Interestingly the new P version of the DF64 will not be tilted anymore
by bas, 11 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Electric grinder equivalent to Kinu M47 for espresso?

I believe I did not read the first post good enough: I assumed ExpressoSo was having a Kinu M47 already! Hence my remark that with only 2-3 shots a week an electric grinder makes little sense. Good to hear the stalling issues are resolved and were only a first batch problem. The DF64 is a good choice as
by staymesso, Today, 8:30 am in Buying Advice
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Electric grinder equivalent to Kinu M47 for espresso?

Nothing is "wrong" with it. I had a Phoenix and it ground pretty fast. I sold it for a SSP MP DF64 mostly because of the style of espresso I like and partly because even still it took some time and effort that I could've spent prepping my basket, weighing another dose, doing a pour over, or cleaning up from
by JRising, Today, 8:23 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Coffee & water slow from spouts

I wouldn't bother poking up the nostrils. If it comes out both nostrils evenly, there probably isn't any blockage in the dispensing section. If there were a blockage, it wouldn't affect both holes equally. Someone who knows the 240V machines well will probably be able to tell by the sound of the pump whether the pump is getting weak
by BodieZoffa, Today, 8:18 am in Buying Advice
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Electric grinder equivalent to Kinu M47 for espresso?

Totally agree as I average 6-7 each morning manually with a tiny beast
by drH, Today, 8:16 am in Grinders
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Olympia Express 'Mocha SD' grinder offering

I see the value in variable RPM for those wishing to experiment and test the limits with light roasts, but I'm not looking for another variable to tweak. I expect that this version of the Moca has similar internals to the previous one. I could be wrong, but I'd be surprised if the burr carrier and grinding
by bas, Today, 8:07 am in Buying Advice
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Electric grinder equivalent to Kinu M47 for espresso?

What is the problem of grinding for 2-3 shots a week by hand? The Kinu grinds pretty fast. I doubt the Lagom mini is any quicker. And that motor is not very powerful so stalling might be a problem with lighter roasts. At least that is what I heard. I consider the Lagom mini more a filter grinder. Or am
by stephenmsis, Today, 8:04 am in Espresso Machines
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Weber Workshops Unifilter

Seems a bit richer, and the crema is a touch deeper and more uniform. Let me see how it goes; I don't want to let buyer's bias get in the way. First impressions are good
by slybarman, Today, 8:04 am in Coffees
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ISO a new daily driver.

I find anything under 3 weeks rest for Malabar is no Bueno. YMMV. As I type this, I am sipping a wonderful latte from Malabar. 14g dose brewed at 205 (PID DB machine). It has been about 6 months since I had it last, but it is always great to come back to. SUPER chocolatey as you mention which