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by Nunas
52 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 6
Views: 49

LaScalla Butterfly Burned Wire on Boiler

No polarity
by skink91
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 270

Does it make sense to buy a used Rancilio Silvia?

I don't think it makes sense to buy a used Silvia as the savings you mentioned just don't line up with buying new. That said, I have had good luck with mine for making espresso and the build quality is good (so disagree with a former poster's assessment). Would I buy it if I had to do
by espressoren
1 hour ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Upcoming induction espresso machine (Heylo)

Is there even such a thing as "commercial only"? Someone with the means and space in their home will probably be able to install anything they want. The point is fair though that once you start talking more than maybe 16" of counter space and specialized installs with refrigerators under counter it shoots out of the realm of
by Ypuh
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 61
Views: 7382

Decent vs La Marzocco Linea Micra (or Mini)

Just echoing one of the many user reviews that mention this on the forums: "The Decent Espresso Machine Review - Reddit" "La Marzocco GS3 vs. Decent DE1PRO" From what I understand they changed some parts to metal or ceramic but in general my statement refers to the lack of size/weight/heft compared to a machine like La Marzocco. This
by Graymatters
1 hour ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Upcoming induction espresso machine (Heylo)

Sure, but there's a difference between home-friendly and commercial only and, FWIW, he did specifically mention the steam module (which is supposed to be half the width of the milk module). Anywho, I get that size is a factor for a lot of people, but there are already people out there with larger machines in their home, which
by ohwhen
1 hour ago
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Sey Coffee

I like Sey coffee a lot. I don't buy them very frequently, though (their price point is just outside what I'm comfortable with for regular consumption). Of the many coffees I've tried from them, I've had one or two with the characteristics you've described. I usually chalk it up to "not to my tastes" or "I didn't quite dial this
by Quester
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 61
Views: 7382

Decent vs La Marzocco Linea Micra (or Mini)

How did you reach the "plastic" conclusion?
by Quester
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Debating between 1Zpresso JX Pro and Lagom P64/Niche

Seeking mouthfeel and clarity is a little like trying to walk in opposite directions. Having said that, I thought the Versalab M4 was a nice compromise. "Clarity" and the Niche don't go together. It's a delightful grinder to use and will make lovely cortados, but there's low flavor separation. The P64 (I've not owned one) may be
by JRising
1 hour ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 2031
Views: 184297

Lelit Bianca User Experience

What you're saying when you say "92C with an offset of is a boiler temp of exactly (sea-level) boiling temp. You really will have better results allowing the boiler to be slightly above "boiling". If you want to keep the "warm 92" as the displayed temperature, perhaps raise the offset to 12, let the boiler heat
by Ypuh
1 hour ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 61
Views: 7382

Decent vs La Marzocco Linea Micra (or Mini)

This topic turned into all about the likes and dislikes of Decent. There's little to say about the La Marzocco. It's there, it works, it makes good coffee and that's it. That kinda sums it all up. I'd love to explore the Decent for a week or 2, but that's also just it. In my opinion it lacks