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by Midway
13 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 53
Views: 4072

New Coffee Bar Design Ideas

No finished pictures yet. The cabinet makers are supposed to come out next week to finish now that the floors have cured most of the way. Some off-gassing is expected for the next month and we can put throw rugs down Next week the shelves will be installed between the upper coffee bar cabinets and I will install the
by Jonk
20 minutes ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 850
Views: 108919

New Timemore Sculptor Grinders 064 064s 078 078s

To clarify what I meant, I've had a few Kenyans by now that tasted amazing with SSP MPv1, while not undrinkable by any means with the 078 they completely lost all sparkle. I've seen a few people suggest that the 078 excel with naturals and I tend to agree after using it for 4 months. There are always exceptions
by hankbates
30 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Pasquini Livia 90 pumps water to drain after dispensing hot water

The three way valve controls only the flow into or out of the group head. When brew switch is on, the pump runs and it will open the "into" path. If the pump runs when the brew switch is off, the valve is only open between the group head and drain. It should never connect the pump and
by h3yn0w
34 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 601

"Slow grinding" - Lance is back with another interesting hack

The idea has been out there a while. eg James Hoffman has a video on it from a couple years ago. Some new grinders such as the Zerno come with adjustable augers to adjust the feed rate of the beans to your preference
by h3yn0w
47 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 316
Views: 15739

Blind shaker better than WDT??

I don't own a refractometer so this is very anecdotal, but ever since the blind shaker video I've been experimenting with very vigorous WDT. I don't just mean deep WDT , I mean really whisking things hard and trying to elicit some form of vertical mixing and hopefully densification. A funnel is definitely a must for this.
by findar
56 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Pasquini Livia 90 pumps water to drain after dispensing hot water

In all of my tests I shut the machine down immediately because of that concern and also because of the risk of hot water overflowing the basin. When turning it back on it seems to properly engage the pump and refill the boiler. One thing I did notice is that when doing the backflush test the pressure drops
by Ssspressso Luva
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 84

ECM & Profitec Heat-Up Time Upgrade?

My impression is that the change is recent. I have emailed EMC and will post an update if/when I hear back. Has there been any difference between Profitec Go's PID and the rest of the Profitec / EMC line-up... appearance, max temp, anything else?
by Jeff
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Profitec Pro 600 vs new Drive and Grinder decisions?

New, a P01 is about $2,900 including shipping to the US. I've seen P100s in the low $2,000s, so there is more than a $300 savings there
by BurdMan
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Profitec Pro 600 vs new Drive and Grinder decisions?

I was looking at the used market for the P100 vs a new P01. Seems they hold their price and it's only roughly $300 discount for used. If I spend the extra $300 I can pick my burrs and it has all the updated goodies on it and a warranty. Plus I like the design on the
by ShotClock
1 hour ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 29
Views: 1934

ACS Vesuvius Evo Leva owner experience

Dave - would you mind expanding on what you mean by precharging with the flush lever? I have never heard of this, and didn't know that there is a flush lever... My machine is shipping soon hopefully, and has the safety system. Cheers