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by bgn
1 minute ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 151

VECTIS unboxing ZOOM video stream (edited)

The spring valve instead of a cap on the boiler is interesting. I think my Argos will have a cap. With this funnel/spring system the pressure in the boiler will still have to be at zero to stick the funnel in, correct?
by romlee
1 minute ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 9
Views: 125

E61 brewgroup extremely tight - why?

I started using a sintered puck screen when we got the E61. It keeps the shower screen clean, for sure. And I like that. And it probably means I don't need to back flush as often. Old habits die hard. Emphasis on old
by slybarman
1 minute ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 2032
Views: 184305

Lelit Bianca User Experience

i have an 8 page or so document that details the technical menu options . {image}
by malling
13 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 30
Views: 1230

Upcoming induction espresso machine (Heylo)

We will se how big the steam module really is when released. Commercial use has never stopped anyone from installing it in their homes, there will always be people who install commercial equipment in their home. But even if you use something not intended for it doesn't exactly make it any more a home machine/equipment you just use it
by baldheadracing
16 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 151

VECTIS unboxing ZOOM video stream (edited)

The boiler isn't open. The fill opening has a spring valve that opens when you push down with the funnel
by Shakespeare
18 minutes ago
Forum: Coffee Brewing
Replies: 79
Views: 4255

XBloom all-in-one coffee brewer (Kickstarter)

Is the delay until April? just confused due to the lack of clear communication. I remember there were differences in the ship dates in the original offering on kickstarter< depending on how early was your purchase. I'm assuming that those differences are not relevant anymore. So, we have moved from a January/February delivery schedule
by Shakespeare
29 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 151

VECTIS unboxing ZOOM video stream (edited)

Thanks, excellent...how does the boiler work with it being open
by yakster
31 minutes ago
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Ecuador Finca Terrazas, Pinchincha

Great cup of Pinchincha this morning, more sweetness and flavor, this one is starting to come into its own. I brewed a pot of the Pinchincha this morning from my first roast, nine days from roast, after cleaning my coffee maker yesterday and adding a pinch of baking soda to my RO brew water, and dropping the brew temperature
by kpoz
36 minutes ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Weber Key Grinder - One Year Of Ownership

I've had the Key in Snow for six months. I am also very happy with it. The fit and finish aren't perfect-Weber doesn't have two decades of manufacturing experience like Apple or Samsung. But it's good enough. On my Key, the RPM knob isn't quite flush and the shaft has a slight, albeit visible, wobble when there are no beans
by baldheadracing
39 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 1447
Views: 123685

Owner experience with Bezzera Strega

Just wondering - have you checked that the group itself is level? You can adjust group's degree of level by turning the machine's feet