Recent Posts - Page 2

by BaristaBoy E61, Today, 12:58 am in Water
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BWT water filter replacement indications

OK, I get this. But why should I care unless the filter is used for cold or room temperature drinks? As it's being used exclusively for espresso with a machine that's programmed to turn on at least 1-hour before use with a brew boiler that's about 205˚F and a steam boiler that's about 254˚F, what bacteria or pathogens can grow...
by Marmot, Today, 12:57 am in Espresso Machines
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The Picopresso

I forgot the scale. I found a super tiny one that weighs only 30 grams and can weigh only up to 200 grams but I thought it' enough to weigh beans and maybe shot weight. {image} The grinder is a no name product I got for about 30 dollars on Aliexpress. It has the same stainless steel burrs and adjustment...
by _Ryan_, Today, 12:53 am in Tips and Techniques
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Shot diagnosis - patchy naked portafilter - images inside

Not direct plumbed, but middle position (for this test, i don't always do that) holds pressure. Darker roasts will extract a lot prettier now that I think about it, but I've had one darker roast in the past maybe 6 months? Loosening the grind leads to a decrease in extraction quality in terms of flavour and aroma. I drink lots...
by DanoM, Today, 12:33 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Spring Lever accidents

I had a bad slip on my Strega once early on. Scared me and I spent a good long time inspecting, but no damage. Since then I had one damp lever slip so I always wipe hands and lever if there's any moisture. On top of that I remind myself from time to time to always stand to the side...
by nameisjoey, Today, 12:26 am in Coffees
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Looking for a very flavorful medium to medium-dark roasted coffee

Glad to hear you're digging the B&W blends! Yeah I'd say Teodoro's is similar to the traditional but less complex for sure. Full cycle is kinda like the classic with a touch of citrus. Let me know how you like American Beauty, that's been on my to-buy list for awhile. Another blend on that list is Dragonfly Crema Dolce. Have...
by kidloco, Today, 12:24 am in Buying Advice
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High end milk pitcher 2021

Thank you guys Ill look into it!
by DanoM, Today, 12:13 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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La Pavoni Ideale 1929

Looking forward to seeing what it looks like post cleanup! Definitely a great piece of history there.
by kidloco, Today, 12:10 am in Coffees
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What Indonesian coffee is wow'ing you? (an attempt to break the stereotype)

Indonesia Sweet Lakshana, Natural Carbonic Maceration, is my latest and probably my favorite
by Katzer, Yesterday, 11:45 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Profitec 800, gaskets

Many thanks!
by BaristaBoy E61, Yesterday, 11:04 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Shot diagnosis - patchy naked portafilter - images inside

I would suggest either loosening the grind with this coffee and this dose or try other coffees. Is your machine direct plumbed?