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by heytchap
less than a minute ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Slow rising brew pressure and non-working steam gauge on Profitec pro 700

The whole latte love one has flow control and a different spring inside the e61 unit, so it immediately goes to full pressure. I experimented with both springs in my pro 600, both the original which takes about 8-10s to hit full pressure and the flow control, instant 100% spring and opted to keep the original with my flow
by heytchap
less than a minute ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Slow rising brew pressure and non-working steam gauge on Profitec pro 700

The whole latte love one has flow control and a different spring inside the e61 unit, so it immediately goes to full pressure. I experimented with both springs in my pro 600, both the original which takes about 8-10s to hit full pressure and the flow control, instant 100% spring and opted to keep the original with my flow
by NYFilter93
less than a minute ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 0
Views: 0

SSP Burrs for EK43 - User Experience

We are looking to upgrading the burrs on our Ek43. We already sanded the chamber and upgraded to the Titus Burr carrier. We roast light to medium light coffees and plan to use the EK for pourover, batch brew and EK-style espresso shots. With the stock EK burrs we are pulling shots at around 3.3. The models SSP has
by mrgnomer
5 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Latte Heart Size

I'm no latte art expert either but I think I'm pretty good at stretching milk. My rossetti are passable. Never really practiced hearts and currently can't pour one to save my life but am going to start practicing it. I just watched a few YouTube video instructions on milk stretching and latte art pouring and found them
by iploya
8 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 744

My Aging, Ailing Acaia Lunar Scale (Sigh)

In the end, I ponied up the ~$85 repair/shipping charge to get my Acaia back. I have a newfound appreciation for some of its features after several weeks without it (and using the Nano). Maybe some of my gripes were attributable to user fatigue. I really, really like the Timemore Nano, though, for what you get at under
by macaber8
13 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Where to start with espresso machines?

I am in the same shoe with you my friend, except I only became a coffee lover recently. I started my research couple weeks ago, and I am in a shopping process to get my first espresso machine. What I found is that my espresso journey should start with a lever machine and end with a lever machine. Disclaimer:
by EspressoForge
41 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Espresso Forge / Operator Error?

Hey Bill, Sorry to hear about the trouble and would love to get this fixed asap for you! If it was a thread issue, you would be leaking water and would know immediately - the same goes with the gauge hole threads. Almost every time we hear of an issue of pressure not building, it's remedied by grinding
by jamesz
47 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Espresso Forge / Operator Error?

Have you tested it with a blind basket?
by jmc999
58 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Sour tasting coffee from two separate bags

I have a bambino plus as well - I always do two single blank shots through a pressurized portafilter on startup. There should be a thread on here where someone did a fairly detailed writeup on the Bambino's temperature profile. I also dose lower - usually around 15g these days. This allows me to grind finer without choking the
by statsman
Today, 6:16 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell
Replies: 0
Views: 31

[FS] ECM Synchronika

I purchased the machine in June, 2018 from Whole Latte Love. It has the newly upgraded (at the time) PID that increases the steam pressure. The joysticks had not yet been changed to the current design with the chrome tips (mine are black all black). It has been plumbed in at my coffee bar, attached to a BWT Bestmax