Hi all I'm new to this so I'm not sure if I'm in the right forum,"anyway" here goes. I bought the new Bugatti diva recently ,4 weeks ago.It looked good on show so I bought. I have spent the last 4weeks trying to get a good shot of espresso"without success"I have tried different type's of ground coffee,tamping it light ,tamping it with pressure ,but no luck so far .Alos the steam spout is a little too small I can only get a small ptcher under it,but that's OK I live with that ,it's the espress shot I need your help Cheers Tom
I know it's not what you want to hear and i'm being a little blunt about it
The machine is all show and no go, you could do better buy spending a few hundred more and buying a prosumer espresso machine. Probably much too late to return it, so if you can, try and get a decent price for it, sell it, then buy a better machine. You may find someone saying that they own one and it's fantastic, but if so then they have probably only ever owned machines like that. You will not get a satisfactory result out of that machine.
Have a look at the website below for an idea of what's available, the cheapest machine I would advise for a beginner is the Expobar office pulser, stay away from lever machines, they require a very good grinder and some skill to get right. Read all the reviews on the site carefully, they are 15 to 19 pages each and with lots of photos inside and out of the machines, they will give you an awful lot of information not only about how the machines work, but of various design ideas etc.. You also need a decent grinder....£80 to £120 simply isn't going to cut it. If you got knobbled for a cheap grinder at the same time as the Bugatti...sell that as well.
I am not suggesting you buy from them (that's your choice), there are loads of retailers on the web....but they have good independent reviews packed with information....I know because I wrote them (and I don't work for them I am retired).
I am having the same issue. Pods brew perfect shot. Gound coffee comes out too fast and very light: barely any crema. I have gotten beans from local roaster and ground at the shop, yes, espresso grind...no luck - still having same issue. Any advice? did you get yours working correctly, how?
How many times can it be said? You need freshly roasted beans ground immediately before the shot with a good grinder. Period.
After having seen this said hundreds of times and even seen people argue the point I may finally take the time to make a video of a shot with fresh beans, stale beans and fresh beans ground the day before. My fear is that it will only lead to discussions on tamping or something instead of facing the obvious bean issue.
thanks for your reply but I have already tried cofee beans,ground and the pods that came with it when I bought it. When you buy one of those machines it comes set up to take the pods and you can change for gorund so I am not sure where you coming from with your answer.I have tried emailing bugatti in Italy explaining my problems but I have never got a reply,so as one man said I was not going to like his answer " thrash it and buy a different machine" unless I see a video showing this machine working I will do what the man says.end of
The way I see it is this.If you pay £699.00 UK sterling ,no matter what beans or ground ,or pods it should at least ,make some good espresso coffee It came with the recommended bugatti pods ,that did not work nor did any other beans or ground coffee. I had a very cheap Delonghi machine and any beans,ground coffee or pods I use I get a good cup of coffee always a nice thick crema. That machine cost me (new) just £89.00 UK so the Bugatti for that much money ,I'm thinking this has got to be tops. I was wrong. I have looked for a video, only one I got was Bugatti advertising and it does not show you anything,just a lady showing it, smiling at the camera
I beg to differ you on this unless I see a video actually making a good crema then no case to answer And how come, I can get a good crema from a cheap Delonghi no matter what type of coffee I'm using and no, you must have this type of coffee ,this type of grinder ,so show me a video.We are all incorrect then,Why don't you look at the Bugatti site and see for yourself ,
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