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by Chrikelnel, 8 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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User Experience with the Strietman CT2

I would say I find it takes about the same effort to hit 6-8 bars on the Robot using 2 hands as it does on the Strietman using one hand for me
by Chrikelnel, 12 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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User Experience with the Strietman CT2

I'm using the OE Robot bottom filter papers which for some reason fit perfectly as the bottom paper for Strietman baskets. {link}
by baldheadracing, 17 minutes ago in Coffee Brewing
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AeroPress Metal Filter Comparison?

I think it is the original, so the "standard," or coarser one. Also, I forgot, but E&B Labs (a part of IMS Filtri) has metal filters in 150 microns, 200 microns, and 35 micron woven wire: {link}
by BaristaBob, 25 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Opinions on upgrading to a Sanremo You or La Marzocco Linea Mini

So with the price of the YOU at $7900, what does a gear pump modded Specht LMLM price out to be?
by Eaglebiker, 37 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Advice Request: Faema Eurostar Professional

Thanks for all of that wonderful information. Of course I immediately google imat professional to search for further information but no joy I haven't tried it with coffee or portafilter in place. Im not new to making espresso just fixing machines so I do understand what you are saying about the pressure and coffee
by Ad-85, 48 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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User Experience with the Strietman CT2

Congrats on both CT2 & MC5. You'll never miss the robot especially with medium lighter roasts. I'd buy the orphan espresso paper filters for the robot (they fit the CT2 basket) + the coffee sensors thin screen
by RyanP, Today, 5:13 pm in Coffees
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What's WOWing you right now (coffees, roasters)

Yea, that's me too. I actually love a good funky fruit natural but that guji from klatch is overwhelmingly fermenty to my tastes. So much so that it even kind of made me nauseous
by kpoz, Today, 5:05 pm in Coffees
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What's WOWing you right now (coffees, roasters)

My favorite for some time has been Dark Matter's Unicorn Blood: {link} The price has risen over the past two years, like everything else, but it remains my favorite espresso blend. It's a modern medium roast with red fruit notes and a good amount of acidity for those who prefer lighter roasts
by travis_rh, Today, 4:58 pm in Coffee Brewing
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AeroPress Metal Filter Comparison?

The "coarser" or "finer" Able? I believe they have two versions now. Also, bummer about the Kohi. Appreciate the info nonetheless!
by dockoelboto, Today, 4:52 pm in Buying Advice
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Opinions on upgrading to a Sanremo You or La Marzocco Linea Mini

The gear pump is part of their custom process. They source the gear pump from Rick Bonds - aka the coffee machinist: {link} - or at least they used to. You can always buy a LMLM - new or used and do the mod yourself. Rick has been selling the mod directly. That is what I did and