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by GregoryJ
October 1st, 2023, 1:43 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Premium single-dose grinder for med/dark roast espresso

Thanks, I figured there wouldn't be too much to gain in the cup, and workflow of the Niche is already dead simple. I do like having an extra grinder for decaf, so I was looking for a new toy to add to the counter. But I will temper my expectations that the taste will be much different than the Niche
by chopinhauer
October 1st, 2023, 1:32 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Premium single-dose grinder for med/dark roast espresso

A dialed in Niche or HG1 should be all you need for top notch shots from med-dark beans. You just might be able to squeeze minor improvements in texture by moving up to the top echelon, which would be any MonoCon from early iterations to the MC5. The earlier ones will be easier to source secondhand. If you're cashed up
by bostonbuzz
October 1st, 2023, 1:22 am
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 12
Views: 391

La Marzocco GS3 Amperage Requirements

My gs3 cord itself gets pretty warm during the initial warm up at full power. That and my lights dimming made me a little nervous, so I use it in half power mode
by bullet08
October 1st, 2023, 12:51 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 276

IMS BaristaPro "S24,5 269" -> SINGLE Perfection

Same beans/blend?
by BaristaBoy E61
October 1st, 2023, 12:36 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Profitec Pro 700 vs. La Marzocco GS/3

The LM GS3MP has a lot of things going for it. If you want a machine with flow control where you live in the moment of each shot, 120vac no 240ac connection required, reservoir or direct plumbed. Next step up is either a lever or a machine that is 240vac, direct plumb only. " makes me want
by SutterMill
October 1st, 2023, 12:28 am
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Coffee storage freezing 12 oz bag

I guess it depends on one's level of pickiness but I find letting beans thaw to be helpful. Less fussing with grind settings. I played around with microwaving my beans after watching James Hoffmans video and it did seem to produce a better shot. It was also not very efficient so I no longer do it. Have fun and
by borrik
October 1st, 2023, 12:08 am
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 20
Views: 575

First clean EVER of 2009 Mazzer Mini Manual!!

Small burrs are preheating your coffee and brewing starts in the grinder If you're a mazzer fan like me, try to go straight to 83mm and find the Major. After some two years of lazy searching in local marketplace I've got one like new for 250€ and grind quality significantly better than my SJ. Comparing both
by SutterMill
September 30th, 2023, 10:48 pm
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Baratza Encore does not allow coarse grinding

Appears to be coffee ground buildup. Are your beans typically covered in oil like a dark roast or some type of flavoring? If so I would recommend a bean less oily or more routine cleaning. You should be able to remove the burr and clean the residue out with cotton swabs or paper towel
by ajb1
September 30th, 2023, 10:40 pm
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 306
Views: 23366

Weber Moonraker?

Thank you. I just don't understand what the purpose of this extra step is if it's causing more channeling. I did it slower last time with about 4 rotations and there was less channeling but still more than I usually get without WDT. One of the needles bent from rotating it too fast. Why there's no instructions that
by Jeff
September 30th, 2023, 10:35 pm
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Mild espresso recommendations

Some good ideas in "Sweet, rich, big bodied, low acid coffees for espresso"