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by Jeff
February 21st, 2024, 4:42 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Varia VS3 (Gen 2) versus Mahlkonig X54

If your coffee is labeled as "for espresso" and it is not from a roaster known for their light roasts, it is probably "medium" or darker. You typically don't need to hot start a Niche Zero between the feeder disc and the relatively slow speed of its conical burrs. Medium-light for me is usually sold as a
by ei8htohms
February 21st, 2024, 4:40 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Under extraction with high pressure and normal extraction time

TDS is usually in the 8-12% range for espresso, with an EY% of approx. 18-22%
by Jeff
February 21st, 2024, 4:21 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Mazzer Super Jolly or Eureka Zenith 65E for best grind?

In fairness, that tech person was probably spot on for what often matters most for cafes with their coffees and clientele. What enthusiasts are asking of grinders and the in-cup results were "crazy talk" even 15 years ago
by Marcelnl
February 21st, 2024, 3:58 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Urania Steam valve (old version, with excentric actuator) repair or replace?

Several years ago I rebuilt the original steam valve in my Urania and it worked well until now...it starts to seize, which is a bit dangerous and messy when it happens as steam spurts milk all around and it's a burn wound waiting to happen. The Urania is the daily driver so gets a fair amount of use, were
by HusbandNumber5
February 21st, 2024, 3:52 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Varia VS3 (Gen 2) versus Mahlkonig X54

Thanks for the suggestion! Yes, the Niche would be a strong contender in the mid-range prices I was considering. (I haven't heard of the monolith; looked up the price and realised why ) I'm not the biggest fan of the Niche aesthetics (i.e., looks), but it's a minor gripe. And the Niche sounds a lot better
by Tykebike
February 21st, 2024, 3:46 am
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 9
Views: 111

ECM Classika's grouphead doesn't heat up. Please help!

Hello, I've just joined the forum in the hope that I can look at the photos that you were trying to post but cannot see any; did you succeed in uploading them?
by stringlittle
February 21st, 2024, 3:45 am
Forum: Buy/Sell
Replies: 0
Views: 85

[FS] Weber Key Grinder

Lightly home use Weber Key grinder, with 83mm special coated Mazzer conical burr. Super quiet. Low low retention. Adjustable rpm. Solid aluminium block build. Easy cleaning. Full original box set. No dents, drops or scratches. Well taken care, at home use unit. Asking $1000 including shipping to the continental US. Please feel free to ask any questions. Thanks
by Tiekone
February 21st, 2024, 3:32 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Vibiemme Domobar Junior HX VS Dual Boiler

Thank you guys. So the message so far from this forum is the following : 1) Between Vibiemme Domobar Junior HX and Dual Boiler is better to go for the HX because the temperature should be simpler to manage and the fact that there is only one boiler is going to help maintenance & longevity. 2) Vibiemme
by PeteNZ
February 21st, 2024, 3:04 am
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 22
Views: 550

New to Roasting, ROR issues

Ok, will give it a crack with the reverse polarity...if I know how to do that lol. Cheers a lot to learn!
by PeteNZ
February 21st, 2024, 3:02 am
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 22
Views: 550

New to Roasting, ROR issues

Hey thanks for the reply, If I am able to hit all the stages of the roast there must be something up with the placement of the probe, I have tried to move the probe as far as I can into the drum without it touching the veins. My probes seem quite chunky and its been suggested that I use