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  1. Accessories
    Brand new still in packaging from Crema. Don’t need as I have another one. Save yourself the wait time and shipping fees. (45gbp including shipping). Will post to mainland uk second class included in the price. Payment through PayPal.
    £35 GBP
  2. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi, just wondering if anyone can offer some advice. I have a 2007 Elektra T1 Deliziosa and I'm really struggle to get decent espresso. I buy beans fresh, on subscription, from Coffee Compass, and no matter the beans I rarely get crema however I know that the lack of crema is not an indication...
  3. Gaggia Forum
    Hey guys! I have a Gaggia Classic bought in 2016 from the UK. It should be 9403/11. I have a double basket but I don't know whether it is a 14g or 16g basket. Mine has a ridge on the vertical side. I have been dosing 17-18g and flow seems okay, but the taste is bitter. The following video...
  4. Coffee Lounge
    I didn't think I'd be asking this question! Using some fresh Union Revelation blend which needs a courser grind than the Square Mile I was using last week, and the crema produced is crazy. Of the 60ml double shot I'm pulling, it produces c80% crema and 20% liquid, which quickly falls away after...
  5. Gaggia Forum
    I have to laugh - I realised in the middle of the night I have been using the wrong basket (pressurised) in my new Gaggia Classic for 2 weeks - no wonder it wasn't quite what I thought All that tamping and weighing... I should have realised immediately, I took the spout off the portafilter and...
  6. Coffee Lounge
    I have a bean to cup De-Longhi and for the past couple of years have been searching for the holy grail. I have tried various Costco beans, beans from Costa, varios supermarket beans but none have come close. I have tried all the coffee maker strengths but haven't changed the grinder setting...
  7. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Does brew pressure effect crema colour, or is the colour just down to the coffee bean? Since fitting a pull pressure gauge to my La Pavoni, I have been experimenting with different pressures. I noticed that my crema is coming out more brown than light sand colour and I wondered if this is a...
  8. Coffee Accessories
    Hi All I am new here and looking forward to future interactions. I had a quick question with my older version (V2 I think) of my Rancilio Silvia Coffee Machine. My shot extraction is under 10 secs and thus I am not getting a good crema anymore. This is including having primed it before...
  9. Coffee Beans
    Hi What beans gives the best crema?
  10. New Members Section
    Hi guys, I am Kieran and a new member! Machine: Sage Duo Temp Pro Grinder: De'Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder Coffee: Lavazza Super Crema Coffee Beans MFD 15/03/2017 I am getting a weak thin crema coming out of the machine. I haven't measured how much I am putting in but I have...
  11. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Hi guys, I am Kieran and I am new to the forums. Today I purchased a Sage The Duo Temp Pro BES810BSSUK. I also purchased De'Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder. I am using Lavazza Super Crema Coffee Beans. MFD Date says 15/03/2017 I am disappointed at the first usage because I am getting a...
  12. Videos
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  13. Coffee Accessories
    Hi! Long-time browser, first-time poster. I've tried searching around for solutions but haven't found anything to help. I have a cheap grinder and this espresso machine, which up until recently produced a relatively decent shot, in 25-30s with a fair amount of crema that didn't dissipate...
  14. Gaggia Forum
    Hi there I want to buy a half decent machine that makes smooth espresso with a decent head of crema. Gaggia classic is currently £238, Silvia is £355 - is it worth paying the extra for the Silvia - my main concern is that I've read somewhere it takes over half an hour to heat up and be ready...
  15. Coffee Lounge
    Whilst hunting for large group espresso machines for the other thread I came across this absolute gem
  16. Coffee Accessories
    Not being satisfied with the thin sharp espresso from my oldish Jura bean-to-cup machine, and no longer having the Pavoni that I bought in Italy over 20 years ago, I "need" a new home espresso machine. I mainly drink espresso straight and like full flavours without bitterness and with a rich...
  17. Coffee Lounge
    Hi all, Struggling to get good crema coinciding with a well-extracted shot. I'm using a Delonghi EC710, on which I've depressurised the basket, with a Rhinowares hand-grinder. The grind is probably a little coarser than proper espresso, as the machine tends to choke otherwise. I seem to have a...
  18. Lever Forum
    Hi guys, I've recently bought a pre-millennium EP (1978) from @ coffee chap and absolutely love it. I exclusively use Coffee Compass espresso blends and really like cappuccino or milk based drink however I do like the odd espresso. My grinder is a La Cimbali Magnum and I grind pretty fine with...
  19. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    I was sooooo enthusiastic! I researched and researched and eventually, over 2yrs, have acquired: ROK Bellman Stove Top Steamer Eureka Mignon Mk2 Grinder I have watched numerous youtube vids, read much of what has been written here, practiced, practiced and practiced .... and I still make...
  20. Coffee Lounge
    Hi, I am using Mignon grinder and gaggia classic. My espressos have been slowly improving as i get more experienced but I have noticed the last couple of days I'm getting a lot more crema than I was before. The shots used to look fairly black up until the last 10 seconds and ended up with about...
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