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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2013, 5:56pm
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If you go with the stove top method consider the Bialetti Brikka - this makes excellent coffee.

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I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2013, 6:00pm
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The Bialetti Mukka Express is nice too if you like milk drinks.

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I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2013, 6:13pm
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zapped Said:

No idea at all what changed this week? Seems strange you'd consider buying more gear rather than debugging your new problem.

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Because last week was the only time we'd gotten good shots out of it. My wife says she increased the dose from 7 g to 8.5-9 g per shot, and increased her tamping pressure. That worked for a week (which was about four uses). Now, without having changed anything, it comes out in drips instead of a stream, and is bitter. We even cleaned it.

This is why I am ready to give up on this machine. But not ready to give up on espresso.

You don't need to tamp with a ppf. They are designed to give you something with even canned drip coffee. It won't be any good but you will get something.[x

Really? When we weren't tamping, the shots came out very diluted.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2013, 8:46pm
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Because last week was the only time we'd gotten good shots out of it. My wife says she increased the dose from 7 g to 8.5-9 g per shot, and increased her tamping pressure. That worked for a week (which was about four uses). Now, without having changed anything, it comes out in drips instead of a stream, and is bitter. We even cleaned it.

This is why I am ready to give up on this machine. But not ready to give up on espresso.

You don't need to tamp with a ppf. They are designed to give you something with even canned drip coffee. It won't be any good but you will get something.[x

Really? When we weren't tamping, the shots came out very diluted.[x]

You probably pulled it too long. I was always under the impression that the pressurized baskets you pull to volume, instead of the 20-30 that you would get with a non pressurized. You can use a drip grind most of the time with a tamp using the weight of the tamper (just to even it out).
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013, 7:15am
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brianl Said:

You probably pulled it too long. I was always under the impression that the pressurized baskets you pull to volume, instead of the 20-30 that you would get with a non pressurized. You can use a drip grind most of the time with a tamp using the weight of the tamper (just to even it out).

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Well, our machine does not have a setting for the length of the pull. Use a drip grind?

Man... So many people saying so many different things. >.<

 
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:25am
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I am beginning to think it is our beans.

We purchased a 12 oz bag of a local roaster (Caffe Vita), but there was not a roast date like I thought. We purchased those on December 20th. So they must be bad now.

Also, I think the flavour is now sour. We experimented this morning and we are sure we now have the grind and tamping down. My wife found out she has been tamping harder than 35 pounds. Yet it came out watery still. Hmm?

 
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