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by ojt, 51 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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La Pavoni Europiccola steam boiler over pressure

I'm gonna guess the pressurestat itself may be failing. How old is the machine? I think that is quite a cheap part to change and from what I hear they do fail after a certain amount of use. Would be useful to have a pressure gauge on the boiler for diagnosing.
by sweaner, 57 minutes ago in Coffee Brewing
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Transition from cream/sugar to black coffee

Why not drink it the way you already like it?
by Rjreusch, Today, 8:53 am in Coffee Brewing
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Transition from cream/sugar to black coffee

I started drinking coffee with cream and sugar decades ago. Now that I am brewing (V-60) very high end coffee, I'm trying to transition to black. I started by raising the water/coffee ratio which was very low when I used cream and sugar (13.5). I'm not entirely sure how I will perceive these tastes after so long with additives but...
by francesco_ITA, Today, 8:37 am in Buying Advice
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Different logos for Eureka Mignon XL but same model?

I am thinking to buy an Eureka Mignon XL grinder, however I got a bit confused as on the website where I'm planning to buy it, there are different Mignon XL models available. The models seem to differ only for the color, although the price differ for around 200$: red or white cost 700CHF (762$), while Chrome or black around...
by John Michael Hauck, Today, 8:36 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Dreaming up a fantasy lever espresso machine - my take

So I've made some ergonomic changes based on the feedback here and elsewhere. The overall dimensions remain at 250mm wide, 300mm tall, 325mm deep.
  • **The radius of the enclosure is reduced from 30mm to 8mm.
  • **The distance between the supporting legs is increased as a result.
  • **The grate and drip tray are widened because the legs are further apart.
  • ...
  • by landdogger, Today, 8:13 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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    Cleaning lubricant from inside Pavoni boiler

    I recently lubricated my Pavoni's o-rings and piston with Petro-Gel. I noticed that the insides of the boiler are oily with what I assume is that same lubricant. (hopefully not problematic that it's even there) Is citric acid the best was to clean this? Or something softer like soap? I don't need to descale right now and would prefer to...
    by scrane, Today, 8:13 am in Lever Espresso Machines
    Replies: 11 Views: 254

    Early Holiday gift - La PAVONI PROFESSIONAL

    You will need a bag o' beans and a good grinder. Don't rush the La Pavoni.
    by pint07, Today, 8:04 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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    La Pavoni Europiccola steam boiler over pressure

    My La Pavoni Europiccola (Millennium) is having an issue where about 5 min after being turned on, the safety valve opens and spews out steam. I need some help diagnosing what the most likely cause is. Things I've tried/replaced so far:
  • I did the thing where you knock the safety valve with something. This will make the safety valve "reset" and...
  • by jpender, Today, 8:01 am in Coffee Brewing
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    Sticky Aeropress Seal

    Yes, of course. But often when I travel hot water is available from an electric kettle but there is no option for cooking. And even when there is the Aeropress is the lighter weight option. Add to that the speed of pressing and the trivial clean up and it's hard to beat.
    by luvmy40, Today, 7:16 am in Buying Advice
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    Best single dose grinder under $1000 budget?

    Better move fast, it looks like one of them is gone already, unless you got it. BTW, another thumbs up for the Niche, DF64 combo. I don't do brew, but I do use the Niche for my darker roasts and the DF64 for my light(ish) beans.