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Photoman
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Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 8:12pm
Subject: Cremina 67 back in service!
 

I finally finished my group head rebuild and I'm back to drinking great espresso!

Fear kept me from tackling the job for a long time. Thankfully it turned out to be very straightforward with all the available info and videos online.

My inaugural shots were using beans from my favorite roaster in the Bay Area, Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co. The latte breve using their Columbia Supremo Full City Roast was almost sinful!

My ongoing challenge is to get my wife to learn to pull shots. She refuses to even try. She says she wants to be able to push a button, not pull a lever!
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Posted Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:57am
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Photoman Said:

I finally finished my group head rebuild and I'm back to drinking great espresso!

Fear kept me from tackling the job for a long time. Thankfully it turned out to be very straightforward with all the available info and videos online.

My inaugural shots were using beans from my favorite roaster in the Bay Area, Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co. The latte breve using their Columbia Supremo Full City Roast was almost sinful!

My ongoing challenge is to get my wife to learn to pull shots. She refuses to even try. She says she wants to be able to push a button, not pull a lever!

Posted September 23, 2013 link

great stuff!
With your permission, I'd like to recommend you upgrade your grinder to get the benefit of using one of the best home espresso machines ever.
You will notice a huge difference in consistency of great shots, and there will be nuances of flavor. Your grinder does a fine job with drip, press, etc, but wasn't really meant to be a full on espresso grinder.
That said, enjoy your espresso, but please consider my suggestion. There are lots of proper espresso grinders ranging from manual ($50-80) and electric, starting around $199.

 
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