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by cskorton, Jan 18, 2020, 5:13 pm in Espresso Machines
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New Izzo Valexia Espresso Machines at 1st Line

Hi All, Has anyone seen the new Izzo Valexia Machines at 1st Line Equipment? I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts were on them, especially the lever and hx. I think Izzo's quality is already well established in dual boilers. https://www.1st-line.com/buy/valexia-leva-copper-lever-espresso-machine-with-wood-plumbed/ https://www.1st-line.com/buy/valexia-leva-duetto-ii-dual-boiler-espresso-machine-w...
by pexel, Jan 18, 2020, 5:11 pm in Grinders
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Niche Zero grinder

Had some cleaning inspiration yesterday so disassembled by NZ and gave it a good wipe down. Put everything back together in preparation for this morning's coffee. I was previously at the 12 mark but after cleaning I found my shots were running way too fast and I had to step down to below 10. I messed around further this morning, unscrewing and re-tightening to what I believed was finger tight for ...
by Jake_G, Jan 18, 2020, 5:09 pm in Grinders
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Baratza Vario Super Alignment owner experience

If you were able to align the plastic grind chamber, I don't think it matters. The reason I started this is because I was helping a friend figure out how to use a Forte BG to make espresso. As it came fro. The factory, no manner of tightening the grind would grind fine enough for spro with the steel burrs. The ceramic burrs performed "fine" and made tasty spro. After alignment, the origi...
by cskorton, Jan 18, 2020, 5:07 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Ponte Vecchio Lusso vs. Bezzera Strega

Does anyone have any experience pulling shots on a Ponte Vecchio Lusso and Bezzera Strega? I'd love to hear preferences as I'm considering both. My preferences are for traditional, Italian dosing with robusta/arabica Italian style blends. I'm finding I like body and shots with lots of crema. Obviously the two machines are at very different price points, but just curious on everyone's thoughts on t...
by ieland, Jan 18, 2020, 4:59 pm in Grinders
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Baratza Vario Super Alignment owner experience

Gave up on my current metal grinds chamber as the screws are in way too tight and partially stripped. I swapped to the original grinds chamber and aligned it (way easier) and now have it installed. I plan on calling Baratza to see what ways forward I have. How large of a benefit is there in switching to the metal grinds chamber? Did it push a cup (espresso or drip) from 8.5 to 9 or even smaller/la...
by Wigglesworth2.0, Jan 18, 2020, 4:54 pm in Tips and Techniques
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How to pull a triple basket

I have an ecm angled, bottomless portafilter that came with a triple basket. The triple is so big it seems that even with 20g in it I have too much head space and end up with a soggy puck. How does one pull these bad boys?
by discsinthesky, Jan 18, 2020, 4:34 pm in Grinders
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Lagom P64 Flat (Option-O)

That's definitely muddier than I would want for my pour overs, I started in the recommended range and ended up going 4-5 whole numbers coarser to get size particles in the range of how I typically brew drip.
by fjen, Jan 18, 2020, 4:33 pm in Coffees
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Top 5 Coffee Roasters

That's the one! My ex from Austin introduced me to it and it's become one of my favorites!
by epictek, Jan 18, 2020, 4:24 pm in Buying Advice
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How's the milk steaming power of the Lelit Bianca?

Thanks for the clarification!
by epictek, Jan 18, 2020, 4:22 pm in Buying Advice
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How's the milk steaming power of the Lelit Bianca?

Yeah, I don't plan on doing anything crazy and obsessive with flow control. I sample roast a revolving door of coffee from Sweet Maria's. I don't have enough quantity of any one coffee to be finding the sweet spot for each one via flow control; I'll run out long before that. It's just an option to toy around with it in the beginning and then set it and forget it. So you're saying you raise the lev...