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by luvmy40, September 25th, 2020, 8:29 am in Buying Advice
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Super-automatic in 2020, Europe/Germany

Just a suggestion; I've never owned a super auto but I seem to recall the most prevelant issues with them when they go down is with the mechanics involved with moving the puck. Take a look at something like the Breville Oracle which grinds, doses and tamps in the portafilter but does not move the puck. You place the portfilter...
by AffogatoAlex, September 25th, 2020, 8:24 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot User Experience

It's not really clear what's going on in that picture and doesn't tell you how high they filled their basket, nor do I think enough condensation is building up on the seal while pulling to drip back into the shot. The physics are the same as an Aeropress - hiss and all. Someone has kindly offered to sell me theirs....
by Sideshow, September 25th, 2020, 7:59 am in Water
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Easiest way to make rpavlis water?

I find that my potassium bicarbonate dissolves immediately in water. I put the powder in, add my water, then put in my machine. Never encountered a problem.
by bgoods1221, September 25th, 2020, 7:51 am in Grinders
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Niche Zero did not work for pour over...

I'd recommend taking a look at Scott Rao's latest kalita video. {video} He uses the Niche @ setting 40 and drawdowns between 4:00 and 4:30. Drawdown time seems long, but hasn't led to astrigency in my testing and his video greatly improved my pourover!
by sheedapistawl, September 25th, 2020, 7:48 am in Grinders
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Baratza Vario Super Alignment owner experience

(1) mount the new chamber on the old motor plate with the new provided screws (2) if levers don't make burrs touch throughout their range you need to fiddle with the coarse and fine adjustment screw such that ideally your coarse lever doesn't make burrs touch but when it's all the way fine, the fine lever makes them touch somewhere...
by stahlee, September 25th, 2020, 7:46 am in Espresso Machines
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Post a pic of your home espresso setup...

I'm with you. My next machine will be the Synesso MVP Hydra.
by AboHadi, September 25th, 2020, 7:23 am in Buying Advice
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Super-automatic in 2020, Europe/Germany

Hi To add to your list: At work we have a Melitta Caffeo Barista TS , bought after some research into various options. Might not be for everyone, but it has been working well for the past 6 months with quite a heavy daily use . Check it out. It does make quite a decent coffee for a super auto....
by Cuphead, September 25th, 2020, 6:56 am in Coffee Brewing
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Pour over temperature. 200F 93C always does better for me

I used 96C/203F water for a long time but since the beginning of this year I've found my brew water temp getting steadily lower and my enjoyment increasing. I really don't care about measuring my brews in any way except my tastebuds (and obviously a scale) and decided that I don't care what the general consensus seems to be, I...
by pankrakes, September 25th, 2020, 6:46 am in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler, five+ years on

gave a 20g dose a shot in the 18g basket and it came out dryish. Not soupy but it hit out clean and I didn't need to run water over it to clean it out. @Peter, I'll give the Breville stock basket a try. I bought this kit when I had my Rancilio, so I just continued straight through. I...
by decent_espresso, September 25th, 2020, 5:40 am in Marketplace
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Decent Espresso news

{video} Sticky stuff: new Japanese adhesive We recently received a batch of counterfeit 3M double-sided adhesive tape, of inferior quality. Turns out we bought it from an authorized 3M reseller. We've decided to move to Japanese-made Nitto Adhesive, as the stuff is incredibly high quality, we can buy it directly from the manufacturer, and they delivered us samples cut to...