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Espresso support group?

Discussion in 'General' started by motion, May 22, 2024.

  1. diggy

    diggy Well-Known Member

    If the espresso is bitter and burnt, that is a key indicator that your grind size is too small. Use a conical burr grinder so you can adjust the grind size up. Once you get grind size right, it will be easy peasy.
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  2. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    Fack! That is some serious hardware!
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  3. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    Thats very helpful thanks
  4. Dave Wolfe

    Dave Wolfe I know nuttin!

  5. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Man, I'm glad I don't drink coffee. 8k espresso machine and a 900 grinder.
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  6. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    I don't drink it either. I tried a couple weeks ago, it's just not for me.
  7. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    You ain't gotta spend like a drunken sailor. 17 bucks worth of Maxwell House and a ten dollar Mr Covfefe and I'm set for at least 3 months.

    98.6% of the expresso poseurs couldn't tell the damn difference, either.
  8. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    Just because you live in Tejas doesnt mean we all do
  9. motion

    motion Nihilistic Member

    We can get a setup like that for our toyhauler, Rob
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  10. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    I don't see a hand crank. That microchip controlled piece of plastic gimcrackery will be in a landfill in five years. Meanwhile, my 70 year old manual grinder is ready to provide perfectly ground coffee for at least another century. Now get off my lawn before I toss this morning's used grounds on you!
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  11. mastermind

    mastermind camping in turn 2....

    Well, only $7k - I bought it before the current price increase. The Mazzar Mini I've had for 20-ish years (got it when I got my first machine), and to be honest, the next upgrade would be to replace that.

    Before the LaMarzocco I had an e-61 heat exchanger machine, which was a great machine - but it is a challenge to get the shot temperature right with those (along with grind, etc.), so I wanted to upgrade to a dual boiler for better temp stability. It's a killer machine, and has certainly made my espresso more consistent. It's really nice when friends are over, because you can brew and steam at the same time all you want, and rock out 3-4 latte's pretty quick.

    I wasn't initially planning on the LaMarzocco (I had a stricter budget in mind) but after John Cook was forced to withdraw his TDW lawsuit against WERA, Evelyn, Sean, and myself, I decided to treat myself. :D
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  12. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    I'm glad that I possess such an unsophisticated palate that Waffle House coffee makes me happy.
  13. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling multiple people talking about their espresso in this thread have spent over $900 because of Grindr.
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  14. KrooklynSV

    KrooklynSV Usual Suspect

    At my work's latest office there are two of these and some pretty nice grinders. Let's just say that even with crappier beans the espresso still tastes better than what I can make at home.

    Speedster - Kees van der Westen

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  15. Steak Travis

    Steak Travis Well-Known Member

    I can remember my last Waffle House coffee in Valdosta ga. Not the greatest haha but it’s warm!

    I drink a lot of hotel coffee so I’m used to brown flavored water but love good coffee. I’m headed to either Asia or Europe Saturday depending on what plane I can get on and think I’m most excited about a good morning coffee with my wife.
  16. Waldo Pepper

    Waldo Pepper Well-Known Member

    I took me around a week and a pound of coffee to get my La Pavoni manual correct. You have to train your arm to pull 9-bar of pressure for 25 seconds, consistently. Fun stuff.

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  17. Black89

    Black89 Well-Known Member

    My jura doesn't let me down.
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  18. crashman

    crashman Grumpy old man

    Strangely enough my Jura is perfect every time too. If I need to learn more i will…
  19. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    Kinda basic for me.

    I have these two grinders:




    And my espresso maker.

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  20. ton

    ton Arf!


    A Niche Zero and a Europiccola.

    Someone above mentioned bitterness/burnt flavors as a result of grind size. Which can be part of it. I’d suggest that far more likely is coffee that’s over roasted.

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