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by mgrayson
9 minutes ago
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 314
Views: 17562

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Someone's going to say it, so ... how do they taste? (The longer I do this, the less convinced I am that I can tell the difference between sour and bitter. )
by Sw1ssdude
18 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 63

La Pavoni Europiccolla pressure relief valve acting up

On a machine without pstat the pressure valve is the only regulator. This is why it has this condensation drip tube around it. Honestly, a hissing pressure valve always makes me nervous too.. You could experiment with different springs, or if you're handy or strapped with cash, fit an adjustable pressure valve. Or take a countersink and
by tiji78
22 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 328
Views: 16421

Blind shaker better than WDT??

quick feedback regarding my previous remarks and tests on WW Blind Shaker (the original) 1) a lot of static electricity disappeared at 99%, just a mist of fines still sticking but really nothing. everything falls in the filter and fill the space. 2) extraction after a short WDT+ tap before tamping twice (dynamometric Normcore) it is very
by chiefsotos
48 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Lelit elizabeth after Gaggia classic?

Hello,for 8 years, i have the gaggia classic 2014 with pid and 9bar combined with ascaso mini i2. The coffees i drink are 2 cappuccino per day at winter and 2 freddo espresso an summer. I buy commercial blends like jacobs 100% arabica professional and buondi craft prestige 100% arabica. -I am thinking to upgrade to lelit elizabeth pl92t
by jaylow11
48 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Ascaso Steel Duo V2 + WeberWorkshop Puck screen + Unibasket = shots run too fast?

Hey everyone, Sorry for the late update on this. Work has been too crazy. @mckolit was right - Unless the burrs are touching, you can grind finer. I'm getting 40ml in about 25 seconds now, still testing things out too. i-STEEL Flat Burr Coffee Grinder from Ascaso is
by Iconicred
58 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Faemina Vintage Red with IMS Pavoni basket.

Will a precision IMS La Pavoni basket fit and work with a Faemina from the 1950's? I am also looking for a PF. It does not need to be original to the Faemina, I just want a PF and a precision basket and screen that fit Can someone point me the right way? Thanks all!
by malling
2 hours ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 331
Views: 28095

New Mazzer grinder announcement - Mazzer Philos

The grinder doesn't prebreak so I don't know why it auger was named like that for other than marketing reasons, because it's not the function of it (not physically possible with such design) they clearly went lengths to give a certain feed to the burr as to minimise the effect of bottleneck at burr end, this is particularly an issue
by Depresso
2 hours ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 35
Views: 2156

ACS Vesuvius Evo Leva owner experience

Could any owners let me know how hard it is to remove the portafilter and lever handles? I like the wood look but I can't stomach the additional $500 and might instead just buy aftermarket ones. Edit: realised I'd also want to change the joysticks to match but that's probably a lot harder to do and find aftermarket
by malling
2 hours ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 6
Views: 377

DF83v vs DF64v (I have both)

I'm The burrs are currently in a Niche Duo and besides its quirks it works fairly well and is consistent, was also the case with the other burrs I had in it. I'm thinking of replacing it with a Wug2 83a down the line if no one else bothers making a more affordable 80mm grinder, as it would also allow
by GDM528
2 hours ago
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 314
Views: 17562

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Follow-up from the Pink Bourbon I described in post #307 "IKAWA Home - profiles" In particular, the dark-roast profile. I compared a natural process Pink Bourbon with a washed version of the same varietal. Both are from Columbia, but from different farms/processors. Both received the same thermal profile: same inlet settings and I observed the