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by stev0
29 minutes ago
Forum: Cafes and Get-togethers
Replies: 9
Views: 228

San Diego - gaslamp district

Cafe Moto is.. very very dark roast centric in my mind and I haven't liked anything I had from them but I normally prefer very light roasts so ymmv
by Milligan
33 minutes ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Best grinder aesthetically for KDVW Speedster

The Mazzer Philos has a really cool brushed aluminum version. It isn't out immediately and is at a lower price point but could look nice with your raw finish. {image}
by SutterMill
48 minutes ago
Forum: Knockbox
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Actual knockboxes

That looks like a good solution. What's garbage about it? Edit: Just checked the site. $85 seems like a hefy price for a garbage can lid
by coyote-1
58 minutes ago
Forum: Knockbox
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Actual knockboxes

And you can finance that garbage lid knockbox!
by Lizzoob
1 hour ago
Forum: Buy/Sell
Replies: 0
Views: 273

[FS] Barista gauge kit for Cafelat Robot

I downgraded my Cafelat Robot to from a Barista version to a regular version. I am offering the Barista kit to make the reverse conversion for anyone who would like to do so. The only thing that is missing is a way of attaching one of the inner "legs" to the flex hose (the sheet metal "wrap" that it came
by TomC
2 hours ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Best grinder aesthetically for KDVW Speedster

{image} My Speedster and Titus look nice together
by CarbonEspresso
2 hours ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 313

~$7k budget for grinder and espresso machine: La Marzocco Linea Micra + Zerno Z1? Monolith Flat?

Hmm, another vote for this combo. I'll look into it some more, think on it this weekend if I want it myself, and then see if I want to try convincing my wife. Interesting points I hadn't considered regarding local serviceability. I was focusing on spending more of my budget on the grinder than the machine but that was assuming
by Mike-R
2 hours ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 28
Views: 825

Latte Art Diagnosis

Great progress! I still think your results are being held back because you try to wiggle way too soon, though. I think you wait for only about a quarter of a second before wiggling. It takes a lot of self-control to not rush, so try slowly counting to three before wiggling. You should see a stream
by spressomon
2 hours ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Femobook A4 and A5

My A4 was delivered a couple days ago; very fast shipping! I've run a couple pounds of old beans through it and have pulled a couple espresso shots to compare. So far, the flavor profile is muted, softer (less acidic) and less dynamic than my Monolith Flat as well as my former Lagom Mini. I
by Haz
2 hours ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Assistance Needed: Breville Barista Express - Steam/Water Issue After Solenoid Replacement

Hi all. I'm having this same issue described above on the Breville Barista Express. After 3-way solenoid replacement, steam and hot water are diverted to the grouphead. I've checked everything, including a visual of the control board. I'm at a loss here and hoping someone has been able to solve this odd problem that doesn't seem to have a definite