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by Jeff, 3 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, 4 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, 6 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, 7 minutes ago in Grinders
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Ditting K804 Lab Sweet burrs experience

What did you use to shim it?
by Alecfotsch, 11 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, 17 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
by GDM528, 19 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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IKAWA Home - profiles

Why does your inlet temperature dip at the one-minute mark - is it programmed to do that? Bean drop is T=0 on the graph?
by ShotClock, 20 minutes ago in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

Saka is great, and cantina is restocked pretty regularly. A couple of bits of advice from here that i found very useful with Italian espresso: a slightly more restrictive basket like the EPHQ one is good here; shorter shots are better with increasing amounts of robusta - i found that with Saka Gran Bar, i got the best results
by drH, 27 minutes ago in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

Try Milano. Butter and Espresso Pudding are wonderful blends. {link}
by mingiunate, 29 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

Finally got the jig together to get the rest of the group disassembled. This should look pretty familiar ("Faema Mercurio 3rd Series Tall Group [Finished]") {image} {image} {image} With some compression, the fork lifted off the group and I was able to get a bearing separator in there. It didnt take much to get it apart after that. With