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by Coffcarl, Today, 2:17 pm in Espresso Machines
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Pasquini Livia 90 - Rebuild Problem Solving

No noise from the pump when you hit the brew switch? Does the brew light come on? Do you hear a relay click? Could be the switch Could be the relay on the control board Could be the pump, but you would hear it trying. Could be wire to the pump. The pressurestat think of as the temp
by thirdcrackfourthwave, Today, 2:16 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot day 1 issues - Help needed

Sorry didn't keep the thread straight in my mind hopefully I didn't distort what you meant. This thread 'inspired' me last night. I was poking around the kitchen and found a bag of medium decaf Brazilian beans roasted in early March. I moved the grinder down four 'Niche' levels from what I'd been pulling with 14 day old medium Hondurans
by BaristaBob, Today, 2:02 pm in Grinders
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Versalab M4 Unboxing and First Espresso

Thanks Tom and Ken. Certainly does the job. Ken, I see you opted for a custom walnut popcorn shield...that's a nice touch
by kris772, Today, 1:56 pm in Buying Advice
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Can I get away with a single boiler espresso machine?

your approach to water sounds good, and, perhaps more importantly, easy!
by palica, Today, 1:56 pm in Grinders
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Best upgrade for Mazzer Mini doser

Well, as I said, the 3 first option will not fit unless you purchase 2 burr holders which is too expensive IMO, if you add that to the cost of the new burrs. The option # 3 is the least expensive but very few people went this direction and I have no idea about the results you will have
by Jonk, Today, 1:54 pm in Coffee Brewing
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Nucleus Paragon - looks like a whisky rock for pourover?

Considering what the OCD is priced I have my doubts.. The stainless balls I bought were about $2 a piece though
by VoidedTea, Today, 1:51 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot day 1 issues - Help needed

I had a similar problem with the new grinder (Lagom P64) where I had to grind at chirping point and still not enough to create proper pressure with the Robot. It was confirmed by the manufacturer that the problem was with the grinder and I received a replacement. The second grinder didn't have this problem. So I would suspect the
by Morseman, Today, 1:48 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot day 1 issues - Help needed

It was my thought also, that I always held the arms in the UP position while I locked in the portafilter. It seems like moving the piston up while the portafilter is attached could not do anything good to the puck and might disrupt it. I admit I'm not in great shape, but when I applied
by Belbo, Today, 1:47 pm in Grinders
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Best upgrade for Mazzer Mini doser

Thanks both for your answers but I would appreciate if you could comment on my 4 options and what would be preferable, thanks again!
by Word_salad, Today, 1:47 pm in Buying Advice
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Can I get away with a single boiler espresso machine?

As far as water goes, what I do is use a Brita filter pitcher and mix half tap water with half filtered water roughly. The Brita pitcher came with a TDS meter so I try to aim for 80ppm. Minneapolis publishes monthly water reports so I know the chemical composition is decent, just a little high total hardness. I bet