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by Acavia
10 minutes ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 34
Views: 3091

80mm burrs experience (SSP, Ditting, EG1, Ultra, Uber...)

Which 80mm SSP model is he stating is the same as the EG-1 ULF? I think he states the HU 80mm is the EG-1 ULF burr but with 2 screw holes but since other sizes with that same name (HU, high uniformity) are espresso oriented burrs that produce fines, I want to make sure in case I order
by hlitz
12 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 0
Views: 1

ECM Steam temperature sensor broken?

Hi my ECM Mechanika always showed a pressure of 1.2 bar for the steam foam unit. This morning it raised to over 2 bar and then suddenly steam came out of somewhere in the machine. I assume the steam temperature sensor is broken which is why the water gets too hot and the steam pressure too high. Would you
by portermoab
15 minutes ago
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Small Batch Roasting for Sale- Bag Each Batch or Mix Them?

I've searched and have not been able to find anything on point. Question for those of you who are roasting on smaller machines (500g-1kg) and selling some of your coffee: If you're roasting, say, 10-20 lbs of the same coffee trying to follow the same profile, do you end up mixing all of the roasts together before bagging or do
by CarefreeBuzzBuzz
19 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Vivaldi II - 17 yo - time to replace

Pretty sure the steam boiler needed replacing; broken off piece if I recall. I think those parts were about $600 and now there's more; and he has little time to do so even though he probably could. I am can replace a known part but re working a whole machine is beyond my current skill level. We will
by ira
28 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 60
Views: 1905

Upcoming induction espresso machine (Heylo)

If the Unica is not controlling temperature by mixing hot and cold, there is probably no way to have a reasonably fast temperature drop with a thermoblock
by ira
30 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Vivaldi II - 17 yo - time to replace

Why don't you try to repair it. If he loves it, it's probably worth at least looking at. It's rare that repairs are really expensive. I assume you're handy enough to take a stab at it
by Cuprajake
30 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Londinium R24 vs. ACS Vostok

To counter The ACS is ready in 15mins due to the group heaters the boilers less than 10 mins. Theres a whole bunch of electronic on both machines. The lr24 uses an app to change pressure Most acs owners keep the stock infusion pressure from factory and tune temp with the pid in the boiler and
by dkny3939
40 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Crossland CC1 steam valve rebuild kit?

v2 steam valve's shape is definitely an advantage. I'm not sure how to grab a hold of the round steam valve in my v1 to unscrew it. The shape change is probably why V2 steam seal in the rebuild kit won't fit earlier machines
by CarefreeBuzzBuzz
40 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Vivaldi II - 17 yo - time to replace

We gave my Vivaldi II to our son when we moved to AZ in 2019 and now it's 17 years old and we think has died a complete death. I don't have all the details other than it didn't pump out water this morning, and the steam boiler had failed a bit ago. Thinking it's time to move
by LewBK
42 minutes ago
Forum: Coffee Brewing
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Anyone Try the Drobi Brewer?

According to the FAQs about the Drobi on its Indiegogo page: " What is the difference between DROBI One and Vietnamese Phin? - DROBI ONE uses a special triple layer mash filter. - Vietnam Phin requires pressing or stirring the coffee beans to extract, but DROBI One uses a general pour-over method." Could be just marketing, but they say it's