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Under 25 posts Topic: Vivaldi / Vario Grind Setting
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Vivaldi / Vario Grind Setting   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 12:23pm

Preview: I have a Mini Vivaldi II and a Baratza Vario, and i cannot get my grind right.  It was spot on for a bit, but now just cant figure it out.  Im running the setting 2A for 12.7secs and it is still coming...
timmangan
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Under 25 posts Topic: How to get cafe quality espresso?     (Pages: 1, 2)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: How to get cafe quality espresso?   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 12:15pm

Preview: Thanks for the explanation Rich, I had a hunch you would quantify things!  I had a a strong Strega interest a few days ago (as I continue my research), but the shot recovery time (per review at HB)...
Texas_toast
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Under 25 posts Topic: Espresso machine upgrade
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: Espresso machine upgrade   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 11:43am

Preview: Thanks for your lengthy but helpful reply. I'm actually from South Africa and espresso machines aren't big here especially those for home or office. There is usually the very low level ones then it skips...
Corrupy
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50 or more posts Topic: New Breville Dual Boiler BES920XL     (Pages: 1 ... 11, 12, 13)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: New Breville Dual Boiler BES920XL   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 11:40am

Preview: Therefore...?  That's true. I'll provide other sources if you require further convincing.  Alternatively, you could do your own research.    I don't know about "most people;" certainly you made a...
boar_d_laze
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Under 25 posts Topic: How to get cafe quality espresso?     (Pages: 1, 2)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: How to get cafe quality espresso?   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 11:17am

Preview: It's not just the grinder, it's getting the right grind settings.  That not only takes a watch and a scale, it requires palate and experience as well.  Among other things, you need a working...
boar_d_laze
Senior Member

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Under 25 posts Topic: Wega/Compak K6 Grinder problem
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Wega/Compak K6 Grinder problem   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 11:13am

Preview: i think after i'd taken it apart, i re-assembled it, got ready, and put the beans in then, before I had started grinding. this probably caused some of the issues.  the burrs are a blunt set to be sure,...
Hangerhead
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Under 25 posts Topic: Looking to upgrade from my Mini E. Get a Ceado E37S or something else?
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Looking to upgrade from my Mini E. Get a Ceado E37S or something else?   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 11:07am

Preview: I also have the Expobar Brewtus IV, it states it is 16.7 inches tall, and it has about a 1/8inch clearance under the cupboards. I can check tonight.
steamer
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Under 25 posts Topic: Espresso machine upgrade
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: Espresso machine upgrade   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 11:02am

Preview: The Vario vs K3 analysis is much the same as the BDB vs entry-level prosumer HXs. The Vario is better in every way than the Compak (or the Mazzer Mini, or anything else in the class), except build...
boar_d_laze
Senior Member

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Under 25 posts Topic: Espresso machine upgrade
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: Espresso machine upgrade   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 10:46am

Preview: Machines New machines built to be plumbed in to a water line start at around $2K.    The E-61 group (and clones) pre-infuses whether plumbed in or not.  Line pressure pre-infusion was not a design...
boar_d_laze
Senior Member

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Under 25 posts Topic: Wega/Compak K6 Grinder problem
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Wega/Compak K6 Grinder problem   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 10:37am

Preview: You won't see the spring. You'll see that the peg keeps the burr from spinning when the threaded assembly spins, These two separate pieces have a large spring between them. If it's seated correctly you...
CoffeeRon
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