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by benb
17 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 2036
Views: 184443

Lelit Bianca User Experience

Thank you both. I will leave the flow at 9 bars while dialing in and shoot for 1:2 in 25-30s. Does that sound correct?
by seattleespressocart
19 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 3
Views: 36

SOS La San Marco Troubleshoot!

UPDATE: the control panel issue was a fuse. I replaced the fuse and the 2 melted connectors, and the control panel is now responsive. Issue #1 solved Unfortunately, we still have the issue of the pump. With everything else working correctly/not making any strange sounds, it does appear that the pump is toast. It *works*, but it makes a
by GDM528
22 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Some questions about the 7-21 days after roasting coffee rule of thumb...

Oops, sorry. I originally documented the testing process here: "Klatch Greens Sale - 12 days of..." I then tried the same test on some additional bags of roasted coffee, and got essentially the same statistics. That's still a really small sample of all the (millions of?) similar bags out there. I suspect the bag's first
by Jeff
48 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 17
Views: 561

About the general built quality of "affordable" espresso machines for home espresso?

The temperature in the boiler is related to the pressure in the boiler. Without getting into a lot of thermodynamics which either you understand already or probably don't care about, the eventual idle temperature will roughly track the boiler temperature. Reducing the system temperature will reduce the amount you need to flush. (A scant cup of water doesn't sound like
by PIXIllate
1 hour ago
Forum: Knockbox
Replies: 8
Views: 257

What current practice/espresso gear will we look back on very differently in 20 years?

I wish this were funnier than it actually is because yeah, William Gibson here has a point
by BaristaBoy E61
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Looking to upgrade from Quickmill Anita

A good choice would be either an Izzo Alex Duetto IV or even better would be the LM GS3MP. One thing to definitely stick with is - Chris' Coffee !
by ira
1 hour ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 41
Views: 1407

Upcoming induction espresso machine (Heylo)

So you not willing to say, my assumption was close, but I guess maybe I was or you would have pointed out I was wrong?
by Chert
1 hour ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 41
Views: 1407

Upcoming induction espresso machine (Heylo)

Thanks for the information. Great stuff especially the optimized instahot. Is super auto development where the milk module comes from? At first flush it sounds a bit nasty to have milk circulate up into tubing and adhere there. And the water saved of steam is lost to flushing it seems to me. My beloved La
by Moka 1 Cup
1 hour ago
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Buon Giorno Inverno

That is what we use, actually it is 197 but close enough. Excellent coffee
by jpender
Yesterday, 11:43 pm
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Some questions about the 7-21 days after roasting coffee rule of thumb...

I wasn't asking how you vac seal the bag. I was wondering how you determined that 80% of the bags you had were leaking