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by babola
34 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 190
Views: 22417

Sanremo You - Single Group Espresso Machine

JP, the group head shroud...is it metal or plastic? Those kitchen drawer type knobs for steam and hot water are something I'd need to get used to in the long run. Hope it all works out for you, this machine sounds promising indeed
by babola
40 minutes ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Weber EG-1 Version 3

Hmm, in this day of age only the few will be brave enough to sink that much in a grinder, good one at that but still a grinder. V2 was already out of reach for most, the V3 has pushed it even further away. Euro disti and service center expansion sounds great, but for how many? Time will
by macaber8
48 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Lever espresso machine, budget under $5000

Pleas help me out with some directions. Is there any post already discussed the temperature consistency of Streitman with data during consecutive shots? I am curious how consistent they are and how many consistent shot can we get out of the machine when filled
by macaber8
50 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Lever espresso machine, budget under $5000

Do you know is there any post already provide some numbers of group temperature on consecutive shots? Would you mind post a few numbers of your machine?
by macaber8
Today, 1:01 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Bay Area: coffee shop with lever espresso machine

I know this is probably cheaper to start out. My past experience with other things will tell my espresso story would go like this: I start with something cheap, find out more, gradually upgrade, then inevitably I end up with something fancy as my "end game". Everything I used on the way would be either returned or sold for half
by dparrish
Today, 12:46 am
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Passalacqua coffee with expiration date mid 2023 - worth buying?

Have you considered trying to purchase either directly from Passalacqua or from one of their European distrubutors (espresso-international, for example)? While Italian blends seem to have a longer shelf life than most, and I believe (from memory) Passalacqua does nitrogen pack their kilo-sized beans (again, best I remember), I still would opt for something at least a year out (and
by macaber8
Today, 12:44 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Bay Area: coffee shop with lever espresso machine

This is a very good point! It will be very difficult to even find lever machine coffee shop near by. I already decided to drive to Alamo this weekend to see if they can help me with my request. Since we are already here, should I bring my beans and grinder and ask the barista to brew some
by macaber8
Today, 12:41 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Bay Area: coffee shop with lever espresso machine

Hi yakster. Thanks for the tip. I will go and check them out this week
by jpmomo
Today, 12:36 am
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 190
Views: 22417

Sanremo You - Single Group Espresso Machine

ordered last week and arrived on saturday! white 220v I previously ordered a victoria arduino theresia from ecs with the same great experience. I have both now but will be looking to sell the victoria arduino as the wife doesn't quite understand why I would need another one! still trying to dial in as I was
by Ivyb82
Today, 12:32 am
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Favorite Holiday Coffee Blends

Ivan Solis - Candy Natural. I just reordered a 2nd bag of it. It has a nice tartness to it with citrus notes. It's my favorite release that I've had from B&W