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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2012, 10:53am
Subject: vintage quick mill espresso
 

Hi there. I am new to this group and to home barista. I just purchased a vintage quick mill espresso machine. Still trying to figure out how to make a good shot....currently, while they taste good, they are thin and without crema. Experimenting with various grinds (bought a hario hand grinder), tamps, settings etc. The most curious part is the water volume control knob on the machine. Not sure what to do with that. Would love to hear from others with advice on similar machines or anything related. Thanks,

Lisa
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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2012, 11:02am
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webbl Said:

Hi there. I am new to this group and to home barista. I just purchased a vintage quick mill espresso machine. Still trying to figure out how to make a good shot....currently, while they taste good, they are thin and without crema. Experimenting with various grinds (bought a hario hand grinder), tamps, settings etc. The most curious part is the water volume control knob on the machine. Not sure what to do with that. Would love to hear from others with advice on similar machines or anything related. Thanks,

Lisa

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Welcome to CG, Lisa. We are here to help. Please try not to post a question multiple times though as it clutters the forum.

What model of Quick mill is this machine? (So we can figure out which knob you're referring to)

How fast are the shots produced? (How many seconds does it take to make 2oz of coffee?)

In my experience, thin espresso with no crema can only be the result of two things: Number one is stale beans, Number two is a grind that is way too coarse.

- James

 
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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2012, 3:39pm
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Lisa,

  When you say vintage, you really mean vintage.  A water volume sounds like you have quick mill/omre automatica.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRbjsZWRjC8

These were the first home pump machine. They came with a rotary pump because the vibe pump hadn't been invented!  
Good luck with your machine.

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