Recent posts - Page 44

by m_b_b
January 29th, 2023, 9:01 am
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 406
Views: 23301

La Marzocco Linea Micra owner reviews

A couple minor points on the app and auto-startup/standby It wasn't clear to me before getting it, but the auto-standby timer doesn't start until you pull a shot. So for example this morning I had it auto-start at 6:45 with shutdown not set until 10am and standby set to kick in after 30 minutes. Thankfully, children slept in
by Jasper_8137
January 29th, 2023, 8:50 am
Forum: Water
Replies: 6
Views: 78

BWT Bestmax issues - no water coming through

Not sure if you've seen this but it is a good video for BWT setup {video}
by Jasper_8137
January 29th, 2023, 8:44 am
Forum: Water
Replies: 6
Views: 78

BWT Bestmax issues - no water coming through

The BWT cartridge should just screw into the inlet / outlet bracket. Outside of taking the cap off of the cartridge, there should be nothing else to do. I would make sure you have the directional flow aligned correctly. The pressure reduction valve is good to have so you can adjust your pressure to the machine as
by Wbj828
January 29th, 2023, 8:44 am
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 23
Views: 573

Deciding How To Shop for Green Coffee

Michael, Well said! I have often had the same questions and emotions from the original poster...but you have reminded me why most of us home roasters do what we do. Thanks for what you do for the community and this post in particular. Bill
by Jonk
January 29th, 2023, 7:58 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Puck lifting in Cafelat Robot?

Yes, to some extent. A long or somehow complete saturation of the grounds during pre-infusion will help increase flow through the puck, compared to a partial saturation that you might end up with if you only pre-infuse for a few seconds
by BaristaBob
January 29th, 2023, 7:58 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Can someone explain the Normcore tamper to me?

I agree, the feel of these tampers (without some form of mechanical restriction) makes that tamp just a little variable IMO. You really get use to it as with the Decent Espresso v2-4. Great tampers, but I much prefer tampers that provide some "feedback". The Force tamper provides plenty of feedback automatically. The Bravo, more subtle, a gentle "bump" in
by slybarman
January 29th, 2023, 7:57 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Can someone explain the Normcore tamper to me?

discusses the tamper about 2 minutes in. {video}
by BaristaBob
January 29th, 2023, 7:43 am
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 3
Views: 172

El Rocio Zarre V2

Sprometheus did a YouTube video review on this machine sometime back. You might want to look at that
by FinSimon
January 29th, 2023, 7:42 am
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Variations of Mazzer Super Jolly over time

Hello! I have bought and refurbished a couple of Mazzer Super Jolly grinder in resent years. The newer models with the serial number are easy to date, but older models do not have a serial number. Are there any other way to tell how old a Super Jolly are? Different logos at the back of the grinder? Integreted
by LittleCoffee
January 29th, 2023, 7:24 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Can someone explain the Normcore tamper to me?

I'm after a tamper upgrade as I'm not happy with how much effort it's taking me to achieve a level (i.e. not canted) puck with my standard tamper. I'm struggling to wrap my head around the Normcore tamper. I can see if you have a spring loaded tamper that isn't self-levelling you'd rest it against the coffee and