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by iyayy
1 minute ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Lagom P64 SSP MP vs Orphan Espresso Apex

well here's a (common?) scenario.. espresso users: change to unimodal burr, cant pull 9bar 1:2 ratio in 30s. try updose, drop pressure, change profile, change yield, time, grind near burr chirp, temp, etc.. gets awesome cup and happy. filter brewers: change to unimodal burr, ground by visually same size. gets weak thin hollow cups, only change grind size
by slybarman
2 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Upcoming induction espresso machine (Heylo)

how does induction heating differ from a thermoblock?
by Shakespeare
5 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 93

30coffee Website

Is there prices include the 23% VAT or is it added later
by homeburrero
22 minutes ago
Forum: Water
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Please sanity-check my rpavlis water process

The recipe math looks fine - - it's simple recipe algebra ... Given: Full strength rpavlis is 100 mg/liter potassium bicarbonate Your concentrate, 10 gram (10,000 mg) in the 1000 ml bottle contains 10 mg/ml Diluting 20 ml of that concentrate to 2 liters gives you 10 mg/ml * 20 ml = 200 mg in
by austinado16
23 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Somac Splendida repaired and brought back to life

I looked at the label on my pump and it's from 2010, if I'm reading it correctly, so I'm guessing the machine was repaired at that time. I found a seller in the UK who has pyrex glass balls for replacing the plastic ball in the pump, and it comes with the o-ring. I ordered the pair and
by bostonbuzz
36 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Upcoming induction espresso machine (Heylo)

$5k euro for a flow, pressure, temperature profiling commercial machine!? Wow. It's going to find its way into people's homes. If it had a built in scale then that would be just about everything you could want. I agree the looks are almost there but not quite. I like how the screen is angled down so it's not in your
by sar5w
42 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Group Solenoid Misbehaving

I believe the new coil (220v) had a resistance of 860 ohm and the troublesome one was reading 1800 ohm or so. The machine was a $350 Facebook Marketplace buy which I didn't really bother testing prior to stripping the frame, powder coating, and rebuilding. There were some signs that it had leaks that were not fixed by
by shrugrice
58 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 0
Views: 9

La Pavoni Professional - Weird Wiring?

I just purchased a vintage La Pavoni. I think it is the 1980-83 model, based on a number of things but especially the similarity to the wiring and component configuration photograph for those years shown on this page: {link}. When I received the unit it did not heat up. I eventually determined that the pressurestat had no current running
by Ben Z.
1 hour ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Upcoming induction espresso machine (Heylo)

I probably should watch the video, but what's the big advantage of induction here? A resistive heating element is nearly 100% efficient and can be packaged very compactly. The only way to be more energy efficient would be a heat pump, but nobody wants a compressor running whenever the machine needs heat
by Acavia
1 hour ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Lagom P64 SSP MP vs Orphan Espresso Apex

This could be very good. If someone is looking for a pour-over grinder now in that price range and can wait a while, one should wait for reviews on that