Posted Sat Jun 30, 2012, 8:20pm Subject: Re: Brand new to coffee and confused with my Saeco
I have a Saeco Via Veneto, which is very similar to yours, and just retired it yesterday. I never had good luck getting decent crema out of it either, but I'll second (sixth?) the motion regarding the grinder. I upgraded my grinder six months ago, and the improvement in my espresso's flavor was immediate and dramatic, even using the same grimy Saeco machine.
FYI, the *$ Estro Vapore is OEM'd from Saeco.
I don't do milk, so I can't help you with those questions; sorry.
PS and OT - I see you have started down the road to single-malt Scotch whisky. I approve of this lifestyle choice. Your palate will thank you, although your wallet won't. .
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.