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by luca, March 4th, 2021, 8:14 am in Buying Advice
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Why would you not buy a DE1?

I should add one further thought ... I suspect that with most machines on the market, except the few that are really out of whack, what will probably happen is that users will try different coffee and find something that suits the machine. If you're the type that will find a single coffee and then stick with it, then the...
by arcus, March 4th, 2021, 8:06 am in Buying Advice
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Why would you not buy a DE1?

I have no current desire to get a DE1 for the reasons that others have stated (looks, noise, tablet, etc.) but I do think it would be the perfect machine if I had a cottage or perhaps spent winters somewhere warm. Being able to put it in its own case and easily bring it is definitely appealing.
by luca, March 4th, 2021, 8:04 am in Buying Advice
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Why would you not buy a DE1?

This is a fun topic, so I might diverge a little ... Espresso machines get entirely too much focus, and the actual coffee gets not nearly enough. If people really want to improve the quality of coffee they are drinking, it would be worth spending some time and money on comparative tasting of different roast levels, roasters, coffee processing methods...
by x3li18, March 4th, 2021, 7:52 am in Espresso Machines
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Rocket R58 - Cinquantotto timer issue?

Hello, I had timer issue with my new Rocket R Cinquantotto it wasn't stopping after finishing my extraction count until 99 and start over from 00. I order a service visit from my local distributor and the technician replaced the Board Box with a new one Version 1.5 and the problem fixed. I recommend everyone face the same issue to...
by nirdvorai, March 4th, 2021, 7:47 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Leaking Faema Faemina sight glass

No. I just needed to tighten the bezel a notch or two.
by harleyujoe, March 4th, 2021, 7:45 am in Marketplace
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Decent Espresso news

I have to wonder if it is the White Color of the XL model that most people are asking for over only black of Decent + & Pro .. Have to wonder if Black Pro should be offered in white even as small additional option fee.... Something for Decent to think upon.. I know it is the only color I...
by Nate42, March 4th, 2021, 7:42 am in Buying Advice
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Can the Niche Zero replace a Baratza Encore?

My experience with the encore (used to co-own one at the office) is that it's pretty terrible. I don't recommend them even to beginners. I imagine the niche would be an improvement for brew or at a bare minimum no worse. The virtuoso and preciso (same burr) on the other hand outperform larger conicals Ive tried when used for brew....
by Skylander, March 4th, 2021, 7:42 am in Coffee Roasting
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Coffee Greens Price Increases Looming

Timely article... {link}
by mabulrub, March 4th, 2021, 7:35 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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ACS Vesuvius Coffee Temperature Error

Thank you for your reply.
by mgrayson, March 4th, 2021, 7:29 am in Buying Advice
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Why would you not buy a DE1?

The same discussion comes up in cars and cameras (and long ago, audio). Proponents of Tesla or Sony/Fuji tout the almost infinite adjustability of the parameters and the "there's nothing your car/camera can do that mine can't do better". Some of us just don't care. We want to use what we enjoy using. Full stop. I have not owned a...