breadline wrote:I'm back from the trip. While I was out of town I tried a couple of espressos at cafes to see how they were different from what I was making. At both cafes I went to the espresso tasted more mellow and smooth / even than what I've been making, and less acidic. But not too huge of a difference I'd like to say! I think I'm going to try a blend soon to see if if it's a little more mellow and smooth than the single origins I've been using.
Also this morning I tried recording an extraction on my phone to show how it's going now. Unfortunately my phone's camera isn't great quality and I had trouble getting a good angle
It's hard to see in the video but the espresso is still running out of the portafilter faster in some parts than in others, but overall a massive improvement over where I started. I wish I had filmed a before clip for a before and after, but with how much spraying there was that might not have been very safe. Thanks to everyone here for their help. I'm going to keep reading and practicing to get even more even extractions
It looks fairly normal, perhaps a bit fast.
How many grams of coffee and how many grams of beverage did you produce?
If you're getting spritzing, try grinding finer.