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The site's must-watch videos and must-read guide document the basic barista knowledge and techniques:
For more background on espresso machines:
For solutions to common extraction problems:
These articles offer diagnostic advice:
For HX espresso machine owners, add:
These and other noteworthy articles on the web are listed in this forum and on the Resources
page. The Barista Tips & Technique's FAQs and Favorites
rounds out the recommended reading. Again, these how-tos aren't specifically addressing the usage of a particular machine, but they build the foundation of knowledge that will carry a home barista well beyond the early learning stage.