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Posted Tue Dec 24, 2013, 3:21am
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Hi guys..  I want to start a thread with fellow Cremina owners pulling shots on their Olympia Cremina.  

Making a latte with my Olympia Cremina '67.
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Posted Wed Jan 1, 2014, 11:46pm
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Late model Cremina

Olympia Cremina mini review
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Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014, 12:01am
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.. And of course you can't miss the great presentation made by Mark Prince:

Part One
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Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014, 12:10am
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Freshly posted yesterday!

Cremina + Moca 2014
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Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014, 12:18am
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HG One grinding a dose on an HG One  and pulling the shot on a late model Olympia Cremina...

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Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014, 8:38am
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Not sure if this is one you saw:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viW4ujQJ1Js

It would be interesting to hear long time Cremina owners offer thoughts of some of these videos for what they liked - sort of a tips and tricks discussion to point out what they think was a good technique from what they saw in the videos... or what might work best for them.
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Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014, 9:07am
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The nice thing about a cremina is all the variables that can be used to manipulate the outcome. To personal taste and types of coffees and roast degrees.  So I don't think there is really a right 1 way.

 
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Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014, 9:22am
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farmroast Said:

The nice thing about a cremina is all the variables that can be used to manipulate the outcome. To personal taste and types of coffees and roast degrees.  So I don't think there is really a right 1 way.

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Who said anything about there being one right way?  And are you saying that since there are different methods, there is no point in sharing best practices, opinions on what works best for some?

You lost me.
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Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014, 2:33pm
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z0mbie Said:

Hi guys..  I want to start a thread with fellow Cremina owners pulling shots on their Olympia Cremina.  

Making a latte with my Olympia Cremina '67.

Posted December 24, 2013 link

A couple of things I liked here:

- The HG One... definitely on my radar, and watching another example of it in use helped.  Plus, you have the tamping station from HG One, how do you like that?  The videos on HG One site are using a Cremina too, I like that!

- I like how you display the grind - no clumping, even, no RDT needed.... which I think you were trying to reaffirm also?  I also like the OE Dosing funnel - did you like that one better than the taller / more expensive OE funnel that Craig was using?

- That is the Penny bottomless, correct?  Did you buy the handle from OE also?

- I noticed you raised the handle while putting the portafilter in to prevent puck doming... that is something I see as a common practice.

- Other than that, I could not make out technique well - do you use the initial pump method until you feel resistance, then raise, then continue with consistent pressure?  Please share your method from pre-infusion stage onward... if you don't mind!  I am in learning phase, and sponging up all the technique I can!

Other than that, thank you for sharing... to me this adds a lot of value.  I am sure some of the Cremina "veterans" are yawning LOL but Cremina rooks like me appreciate this very much.
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Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014, 7:10pm
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SpaceTime Said:

Who said anything about there being one right way?  And are you saying that since there are different methods, there is no point in sharing best practices, opinions on what works best for some?

You lost me.

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You TOTALLY misunderstood "Farmroast's" comment.
You might want to dial down the defense a bit.
He was simply pointing out the beauty of a MANUAL lever, and it's unique ability (I owned a Cremina, now a Strega) to pressure profile shots.
His comment was a nice way to let folks know that just because THEIR technique might slightly differ with the videos posted, it in no way means that those folks technique, if it works for THEM isn't just as valid.

BTW, the poster whom you so rudely addressed is a MUCH respected, longtime coffee Geek and now I believe Master Roaster.

 
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