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by Jeff, 3 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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PID temperature,,, bunch of questions

The control of temperature is harder than it appears. One issue is that a typical thermoblock has a greater time constant than the speed you need it to respond (a second or less). They are also very "unpredictable" in that you're typically applying power, so the temperature gain depends on flow rate. The only commercially available, boiler-less machine that I
by baldheadracing, 5 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Salvatore Compact basics

An SCL in Canada? Congrats! That's a rarity. IIRC, there weren't any Canadian machines among the original nine in the Kickstarter ( {link} ) What's your serial number? I wouldn't adjust pressure until you've used the machine for a bit. I would also check with Salvatore as to what is the pressure for your machine. He could have set
by prust, 6 minutes ago in Coffees
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Saka Caffè in the States

FYI, I purchased some varieties of this coffee, Gran Bar and Tafuri Amalfi and some decaf blend. The decaf had no roast date and the other two were roasted in February, about 3 months ago. Had I known the beans were not dated or wall past what is considered fresh, I would not have purchased them
by rajbangsa, 8 minutes ago in Grinders
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Ditting K804 Lab Sweet burrs experience

aluminum foils under the burrs {image}
by Jeff, 12 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Synesso for Home

Well, except that the trend with a temperature-agile machine is to boost the initial fill temperature and decline during the high-flow extraction, sometimes significantly
by MNate, 13 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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IKAWA Home - profiles

Are the Pro profiles shareable with the Home? Why don't I know this...? If so, and you don't mind, I'd love to try out this profile as I have that bean as well (or similar, I think I got mine from Burman). I have settled on the M+++ for it, but know there is room for improvement
by tsmspace, 16 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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PID temperature,,, bunch of questions

newbie here, first the questions: -how advanced are the PID controllers used for these new consumer espresso machines? examples include the Diletta Mio from SeattleCoffeeGear, or the acosco line, I don't know all of the places to look for machines I have some common hits from google,, - Speaking of temperature stability, there are
by Acavia, 17 minutes ago in Grinders
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Ditting K804 Lab Sweet burrs experience

What did you use to shim it?
by Alecfotsch, 21 minutes ago in Grinders
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G-IOTA / DF64 espresso grinder

I recently received a shipment from miicoffee in Minneapolis Minnesota. They are real. Thought oddly a 3d printed indicator was on it. Not sure if they did that for free as a nice gesture or if it was a refurbished unit? It was perfectly clean so I think it was likely new. This includes the burr chamber which I opened
by PIXIllate, 27 minutes ago in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

Which is about where Lavazza Super Crema comes up on the Roast Vision. Not all Italian blends are dark