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by Kafana Nick
less than a minute ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Considering Upgrading Grinder From Baratza Sette 270

What did I know before I acquired my Sette? What specifically did I expect from it? Absolutely nothing. I took a complete leap of faith, based on the wisdom of this forum, and have come to love the coffee I create in my own kitchen. I did not have a standard in my mind that I then attempted to
by Jake_G
12 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 1714
Views: 145898

La Marzocco Linea Mini User Experience

This is exactly how my GS/3 behaves when running off the reservoir except I have a 120s shot timer (and the display says "refill tank"). I can assure the risk of damage is basically zero. A clogged filter when plumbed in will cavitate the pump. This will sound funny and you'll get low water water flow, but there is
by jwCrema
Today, 6:23 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Elektra Microcasa a Leva is driving me nuts

Stefano's Espressocare.com comes to mind - he is an Elekra dealer
by walter-
Today, 6:19 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 0
Views: 9

The coffee versus the OPV

I have a Breville Dual Boiler (or more correct a European version of it). The previous owner ran the machine with the OPV set to 8Bar; I ran it for several months like this but changed the OPV some time ago. Now it is set a bit too high and pressure goes up to 10 bar (whatever
by decent_espresso
Today, 5:40 am
Forum: Marketplace
Replies: 1266
Views: 142708

Decent Espresso news

I'm not seeing a Decent in Kingston itself, sorry
by Maak
Today, 5:19 am
Forum: Water
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Rooftop rainwater to concrete tank and espresso?

That's exactly what LM NZ recommend (bestmin) will get it next time I go to the city
by tyeezy
Today, 5:09 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Can't seem to get it right - First espresso machine - Sage / Breville Barista Express

Super helpful! Thanks everyone. Ill try and get some fresh beans from a local roaster first to see if that makes things easier. Feel like im fighting a losing battle with these starbucks beans. Ill play with the tamping, dose & grind settings some more to see where im going wrong. Thanks again!
by Shakespeare
Today, 4:58 am
Forum: Coffee Brewing
Replies: 64
Views: 3403

XBloom all-in-one coffee brewer (Kickstarter)

[quote} Out of curiosity - for those who have tried the xBloom, how does cup quality compare to your own pour overs?[/quote] The only comparative reviews of someone's personal pour-over and the XBloom has been through a few reviews performed from individual baristas that reviewed the Kickstarter device. It's up to you to decide for yourself if you trust
by JB90068
Today, 2:37 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Considering Upgrading Grinder From Baratza Sette 270

I remember when I was in this very same position and it is difficult. Upgradeitis can also be terribly addictive but you don't have to succumb just because you want something shinier or cooler. What motivated me to go through a few grinders before going the endgame route was that I just wasn't able to get the same flavor profiles
by iyayy
Today, 2:05 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Can't seem to get it right - First espresso machine - Sage / Breville Barista Express

u just fell into the dose weight trap. while some claims that beans weight doesnt differ much, my personal experience with starbucks beans is that they are very over roasted hence ridiculously light. i can only fit 16g in my bdb 20g basket without spilling, if using any roasters medium beans only then will i be closer to 20~22g and