New here to the forum and need some advice for pulling more consistent shots. Currently I am using the Breville Barista Express BES870XL and have my settings on 3 for the grinder, 3 o'clock for grind amount and using single non pressurized portafilter.
Warm Cup (1 shot into espresso cup to get hot)
Grind beans, shave off excess, and tamp.
Put grouphead in, brew, etc.
I have tried multiple beans from Lavazza and currently Barbobe Miscela Blu is the best one that comes consistent. I am looking for a bean that when I brew becomes thick and full bodied. I also tried changes the settings multiple times with different beans and the Barbone comes the best. Can anyone help me find either a bean that will brew thicker with more creama or setting/routine that works for you (using the same machine).
Note: my machine is cleaned, descaled well.