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by grind727, 3 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Post a pic of your home espresso setup...

So this is the secret of the Finnish educational system's success!
by ShelbiRyan, 4 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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On choosing a pressure or flow profiling espresso machine

Randy - During the period I was dealing with them they stated that they've had no issues of this kind. I'm willing to bet at that time I would have been one of the very few to own the R9 One. Since I figured out it simply needs a flush before my shot, I've never reached out to them again. I would like to point out that although I mentioned a few gripes I have, the machine performs exceptionally we...
by HB, 5 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Profitec Pro 700 diffuser plate erosion

Brass discolors over time unless it's plated. Chrome plating often wears off in portafilters due to scrubbing and espresso cleaners. I've not seen a plated diffuser like yours appears to be, but even so, its appearance wouldn't concern me.
by sternocleido, 12 minutes ago in Coffee Brewing
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Is high coffee:water ratio a reflection of uneven grind?

Hey folks, I have been experimenting with my V60 brews lately. I am logging TDS (estimated with a cheap-o Brix meter) and extraction (using formula from coffeeadastra), and seem to be getting somewhat low extraction yields at around 18-19%. I have tried a couple of things - tested several techniques (continuous pour/pulsing, stirring etc), grind sizes (decreased it as far as I could down in grind ...
by TonyC, 12 minutes ago in Home Roasting
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Quest M3s drum lubrication on front spindle

Nunas, thanks for follow up. I have posted a photo of the spindle area in question (assuming I posted correctly), but don't see the slot you are talking about. Might you be able to highlight the area you are referring to? Thanks! {image}
by Piperjoe, 13 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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1960 Faema President out of storage

I had a closer look at the e74 seal and it looks in pretty bad shape, i am going to unscrew the brass triangle from the seal to clean it up. I also sent out a few emails to various suppliers hoping to find the parts needed so i can reassemble the valve and try it out. Thanks for the advise.
by spressomon, 17 minutes ago in Knockbox
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What are your more "out there" espresso pairings/uses?

Roast beet chocolate ganache frosting; a Valentie's Day fave. I also like to dust the pork shoulder cubes with fine espresso grounds, along with cumin, Mexican oregano, etc., for my Chile Verde... {image}
by Spindrift14, 18 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Profitec Pro 700 diffuser plate erosion

Hi there Relatively new espresso user here - I have found the forum super helpful but wasn't able to find an answer to my question so I thought I would ask it here. Briefly, I've been using a pro 700 for the past six months and enjoying it very much. I was cleaning the dispersion screen area this morning and noticed that the brass dispersion plate was unevenly discolored or eroded. Being new to th...
by vanko21, 20 minutes ago in Grinders
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Coffee grinder help

I'm new to the forum. I read a lot. Help initialize this. It looks like Mazzer, but is something right or wrong? thanks {image} {image} {image}
by BaristaBob, 28 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler, five+ years on

Bravo...Peter...we'll done!! Maybe a harder thing for most BDB newbies would be taking the top off. A good video follow up might be how to remove the six screws and support the top to replace the o-rings. Keep them coming my friend!!