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by goalerjones
19 minutes ago
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Black and White Classic help

Roasting date 11-17-22, no bottomless portafilter, pucks are currently very wet compared to the Doma coffees I was previously using, no obvious channeling noted upon exam after extraction. As for freezing, all my coffees stay in the freezer and that's been my MO for the last 5 years, so I'm accustomed to the nature of the coffees when
by Cuprajake
20 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Londinium R24 vs. Nurri Leva vs. ACS Vesuvius Evo Leva

that makes no sense and in essence your telling him to buy a londinium, which you've guessed it uses an app to control the infusion, you also have to take the side off the machine to set the wifi up while its plugged in
by DrJerry
38 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Breville BES 920 Solenoid - teflon seal pins

Hoping someone can confirm in which direction I should insert the solenoid pins - I expect one is 'up' and one is 'down' - but which is which?
by mipe
Today, 3:56 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1869

Decent vs La Marzocco Linea Micra (or Mini)

I own Bezzera Mitica (e61 HX with rotary). I'm trying to decide between Micra (3300 EUR), Decent (4300 EUR) and Lelit Bianca (1900 EUR). I use only light roast. I'm not much of an fan of e61 look (eventhought Bianca with wooden parts looks quite nice). I like the history, look, fast start, ease of use of Micra. Just not
by mrgnomer
Today, 3:21 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Air Moisture vs Grind Setting

Burr temperature is mentioned as a factor as well. Some consider it a bigger factor in grind setting than ambient temperature and humidity
by macaber8
Today, 3:15 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Londinium R24 vs. Nurri Leva vs. ACS Vesuvius Evo Leva

If you think you will end up with a lever, you should get a lever. If you don't like DE1, you should avoid ACS and nurri
by vizia
Today, 2:57 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1869

Decent vs La Marzocco Linea Micra (or Mini)

I have an ECM Mechanika (HX rotary) and justified the upgrade to the Linea Micra for temperature stability, reliability and ease of service. My machine should deliver in the next couple of days but I'll be away for work, so can only use it in around 2 weeks. Micra does have pre-infusion that requires plumb-in - not an
by Great Dane
Today, 2:49 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Air Moisture vs Grind Setting

But this is what I am wondering about. Usually you would have to grind coarser not finer, when the humidity rises. I had to grind way finer which I felt was interesting
by Cuprajake
Today, 2:39 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Londinium R24 vs. Nurri Leva vs. ACS Vesuvius Evo Leva

To add the londinuim is a little I've 30mins warm and the Bianca 15-20mins depending on voltage (country)
by macaber8
Today, 2:36 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 28
Views: 528

ACS Vesuvius Evo Leva - Consecutive shots and long shots

I did some thinking about your test. The difference between the 2 tests is the flow rate. Assuming before the test, group temperature is 91C and Boiler Temp was 97.5C. For the heat transfer between water to the group head: Heat transfer rate =Delta T/Thermal resistance Delta T = Temperature difference between Boiler Water and Group Thermal resistance is constance