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by Yan, October 5th, 2022, 1:11 am in Grinders
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Orphan Espresso Apex Grinder

So the RDT really don't change the retention, btw the cw and ccw and open and close the grind setting wasn't for your retention it's for the feeding problem when you're only using the funnel like my setup, now you are still using the funnel + spring auger right? So no need to do the cw, ccw, open close
by Jeff, October 5th, 2022, 12:51 am in Buying Advice
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Great espresso machines with 15 min warm-up

Cafelat Robot Flair 58 Arrarex VAM/Caravel (vintage) Faema Faemina (vintage) Strietman Argos Odyssey (assuming it meets expectations) Close-coupled machines like the Lelit Elizabeth or the Breville (Sage) Dual Boiler The MaraX or Bianca might be reasonably stable after 15 min I'm not a fan of thermoblock machines at prices less than the DE1. I think that
by Plinyyounger, October 5th, 2022, 12:16 am in Buying Advice
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Buying Advice - ECM/Decent/Lelit

I can only tell you my experiences with a Profitec 700 (ECM sister company and machine) and the Decent. I loved the pro 700 but my sister wanted it and so I ended up with a decent, lol. I could make awesome coffee with the 700, I was so confident that I didn't think a machine with a much bigger
by Aflick, October 4th, 2022, 11:45 pm in Buying Advice
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Buying Advice - ECM/Decent/Lelit

The Synchronika price is about right (after conversion). The Bianca used to be about that price (After conversion from what I have read), but their prices were raised significantly. As a related note, I went ahead and placed an order for the ECM tonight. They threw in the flow control and a bottomless portafilter for the same
by homeburrero, October 4th, 2022, 11:27 pm in Water
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Help choosing water filtration system for Montreal water

That system looks to me like the best way to go given your water numbers. Something seems amiss -- it's a simple conventional sodium based cation exchange resin with no bypass.The Pentek WS-10 cartridge should leave your alkalinity (KH) unchanged and should drastically lower your total hardness (GH). For your 120 ppm (7 gpg) hardness water, this 750
by blutch, October 4th, 2022, 11:24 pm in Grinders
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Orphan Espresso Apex Grinder

I tried the wet spoon handle on tonight's cup. No change. Just as much static, just as much retention. I tried opening up to the coarsest setting and moved it cw and ccw and it didn't change anything. Grounds still stuck up in the chute and all around the lip to the chute. Three good bangs and I got all
by sacguy71, October 4th, 2022, 11:14 pm in Buying Advice
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Most reliable brand of espresso machines?

A cheap metal Vietnamese phin filter machine based on a simple cup with filter is the most simple easy to deal with espresso maker. I am using mine while waiting for my Rocket Cellini to get repaired. Plus no power required if we get blackouts I can still make string tasty coffee! My repair tech tells me to avoid anything
by drgary, October 4th, 2022, 11:05 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Panama Dry Process Oscarito Gesha Roasting Discussion

Here you go: {video}This is for a washed gesha, I misremembered the charge temp. It's medium charge temp, fast roast
by wingnutsglory, October 4th, 2022, 11:02 pm in Coffees
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Best instant coffee?

Sold. I decided I need to try the Robinson Rozo Natural Gesha
by pazanov, October 4th, 2022, 11:02 pm in Coffees
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Favorite MistoBox coffees/roasters for espresso

I'm trying out MistoBox but I'm a bit overwhelmed by everything available and don't know where to start. What are your favorite beans / roasters?