Tips and Techniques

Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks for making espresso.
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  • Help! La Marzocco Linea Mini + Mazzer Major V + fresh beans = runny shots
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  • How to make a tasty shot from an SO that tastes wonderful brewed.
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  • Help: Bottomless Portafilter Spitting All Over Creation
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  • Extraction time varies drastically without changing anything
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  • Disappearing Milk During Latte Art Attempt
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  • Caffe Gambrinus's reasoning on heating the portafilter
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  • Dial in grind profile BEFORE or AFTER HX flush?
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  • Still unable to make great espresso
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