I recently got Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine. I am using fresh coffee beans. For some reason, I am not getting into the espresso range. Here is my setup:

  1. Grinding level 5
  2. 17 to 18gr of coffee
  3. My extraction begins around 8-9 seconds and it never reaches to the espresso range.

I tried different grinding levels (lower 3 and higher 8), nothing changes. Any suggestions?

  • Did you tamp the grounds in the portafilter?
    – JJJ
    Nov 14 '20 at 11:44
  • Yes. The tamper is leveled so it is not unbalanced.
    – eegegg
    Nov 14 '20 at 13:49
  • And the grind levels, is a lower number finer? If so, have you tried the finest grind settings?
    – JJJ
    Nov 14 '20 at 13:51
  • 1
    I tried number one and it only worked. Thanks for the help!
    – eegegg
    Nov 15 '20 at 1:26

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