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by Belbo
23 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 2
Views: 91

La Pavoni Europiccola last part of the shot bitter

Amazing, never thought of that as a factor but I totally agree with the arguments posted in that thread: the cup makes a big difference. Thanks for sharing!
by Primacog
31 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 1173

My Synesso is overkill - replace it, or just keep it?

I came late to this thread but you have undoubtedly made the right decision to keep both. You have a dream set up that is perfect for your needs and that is working without any issues foerr15 years. The synesso and versalab are end game machines and u even have a great set up for a roaster. Use what
by vincenzz67
40 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Linea Mini- Plumb in to filter

Hi all, I have bought a plumbed in linea mini, with a 3/8" comp to valve, and I am trying to screw in a John Guest fitting so that it can be installed with a pump, but I can't seem to get the right size of john guest fittings. Do I need a coupling or what kind of John guest
by AnotherADDiction
57 minutes ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Hand/Manual Grinder-Drill Turned

I only do pourover. I saw the difference in speeds because it was such a large difference. I only had the jmax, for a while, before getting the ZP6. When I received the ZP6, I had to see if the speed was a factor in the grind. Once I saw that I could grind as fast as possible, that has
by Jeff
Yesterday, 11:24 pm
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Vario/Zerno Potent Espresso Pairing?

My experience around 2010 parallels Jim's. Pulling the espresso blends and roasts of San Francisco area roasters, both the Pharos and Compak K10 were noticeably better than the original Vario burrs (which were better than the Mazzer Mini I had before). I think 64 mm is a better place than 83 mm as the burrs are about half the
by another_jim
Yesterday, 11:16 pm
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Vario/Zerno Potent Espresso Pairing?

The Vario ceramic burrs are about as good as flat burrs used to be ten years ago. The large commercial conicals, 63mm and up, were better. Things have changed since then, The good 64mm, 75mm, and 83mm flats are as good as the commerial conicals for espresso; some will also do brews distincly better than the specialized espresso burrs of
by grim99
Yesterday, 11:00 pm
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Vario/Zerno Potent Espresso Pairing?

I've posted here in the past about wanting to move on from my Vario due to various espresso related frustrations. As I'm doing my grinder search, I keep getting stuck in this conundrum of thinking I want a flat burr grinder as my upgrade, but wondering if that would be the wrong general direction. I do like classic darker/Italian
by Cgr86
Yesterday, 10:41 pm
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 154
Views: 26493

User experience - Niche Duo 83mm flat burr grinder

How does the duo compare when doing dark/ medium roasts?
by boren
Yesterday, 10:30 pm
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Hand/Manual Grinder-Drill Turned

I occasionally use a 20v Worx WX108 drill with my manual grinders. With maximum torque of 45 Nm, it pretty much can handle any kind of beans, grinder and RPM combination I care about. It does stall if I go really really low, below RPM I'm likely to actually use. I just tested with a tachometer the point
by Kamanshaman
Yesterday, 10:16 pm
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 22
Views: 2394

Unica Pro Delayed

That's what I've read from Decent