Recent Posts - Page 65

by DaveB, July 9th, 2020, 12:03 am in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler, five+ years on

Made a cool discovery today. I was curious how many shots I could pull once the water level got the bottom of the lighted display. So at that point I pulled a shot, and then the water level was no longer visible. From then on, I counted 5 more shots, including a couple that were profiled, where I ran the...
by splashalot, July 9th, 2020, 12:03 am in Buying Advice
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Niche Zero grinder - is it worth to upgrade to Versalab M4?

My experiences are similar to Jeff above. I bought a Niche Zero to replace my old Macap M4 to use with medium to dark roast espresso. But I ended up selling it after five months as I wasn't happy with the taste. However, I found the conical burred Niche was comparatively better with lighter roasts than the flat burred Macap,...
by CoffeeRyokou, July 8th, 2020, 11:53 pm in Espresso Machines
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What is the depth between the feet of an ECM Synchronika

hi all, I'm a new member, but I've been lurking for months as I shop for a machine. I'm getting close to a purchasing decision, and want to make sure that the machine I've been researching will fit on my coffee bar. Can anyone tell me what the distance between the feet is on an ECM Sychronika? I believe the...
by splashalot, July 8th, 2020, 11:47 pm in Buying Advice
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Macap M4 Doserless - worth getting?

Great to hear. I'm sure you'll love the Macap - they're such a solid,dependable grinder. Yes, Hobart is a good place to be anytime, but especially at the moment with the virus. Being surrounded by a huge moat (AKA ocean) has it's advantages :-)
by silkypull, July 8th, 2020, 11:41 pm in Water
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Is my water ok?

hi pat... the kit finally arrived and i had some time to test the water coming out of my Watts UF3 stage filter. From tap water - Kenmore Elite Hybrid Water Softener - Watt Premier UF-3 stage filter GH = 5 KH = 21 Tap water GH = 19 KH = 19 Tap water - Kenmore Elite Hybrid Water Softener...
by MNate, July 8th, 2020, 11:31 pm in Buying Advice
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Van Living Espresso Machine/Grinder

I am very glad to have advanced from Silvia to a Robot. I can't imagine going backwards. With what you have what you're really thinking about is convenience - you're already very good in the cup. The DE1 is a nice, small footprint. That's what I'd want. But grinder first, Niche would be my vote that way.
by Jeff, July 8th, 2020, 11:12 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Polish advice (I did something stupid)

Once you know the size, I've had reasonable luck getting Snap-On one-offs on eBay. Getting an exact fit can help prevent rounded fitting corners.