Questions tagged [coffee-machines]

An automated machine used to brew coffee such as drip coffee-makers, espresso machines, or pod-based machines.

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Why can't I have enough crema with my espresso machine? Doesn't it provide enough pressure?

It seems my machine doesn't create enough pressure because I can't create a decent crema. The machine heats up water which increases the pressure and eventually the water makes it through the coffee. ...
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Inconsistent milk consistency from frother

I have an automatic milk frother similar to this one. The issue I'm having is that the milk froth that is produces is completely inconsistent. I'm looking for microfoam consistency that you normally ...
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Delonghi Magnifica ESAM3500: Undocumented Wash Menu Option

I've had this machine for about 3 years and I just noticed a Menu entry called "Wash" That when selected prompt you to "ADD DETERGENT": This option is not documented anywhere in ...
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DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3500 brews for too long

My machine is a DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3500 , though this may apply to other models as well. It all started after I ran a descaling cycle on an otherwise faultless machine. Symptoms: Coffee would ...
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Why does my coffee machine trip the electrical circuit during or shortly after brewing?

My Delonghi Magnifica ESAM 4200.s trips the electrical circuit. When I reset the trip switch it continues it’s process. This happens every time whichever plug socket I use, even in a different house. ...
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ISO Automatic French Press (grind fresh coffee, boil water)

My husband loves French Press coffee but mornings often get too busy to boil water, grind coffee, etc. I'd love to buy him an automatic machine but can't seem to find one that does French Press. I ...
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Why are Costa or Starbucks lattes so good?

I’m a coffee addict and I have been always having Starbucks as well Costa. I just love their lattes , but it become too expensive over time, so I am on a road to discover how to make coffee like them. ...
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What benefits does a Moccamaster offer compared to a generic coffee maker?

I am currently using a moka pot and a Hario hand grinder to make my morning brew. I try to buy freshly roasted ground beans but sometimes I still end up buying some bags from the supermarket. I drink ...
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Is coffee grinder adjustability worth the higher price?

There are a number of bean grinders out there and some include a feature to set grinding grain (steps between coarse and fine) while others have no such setting and make a finer grind bb grinding ...
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What type of coffee maker is this?

I got a stove top coffee maker, from my grandfather (not antique, he bought it recently). I am not sure what type it is. I claims to be a percolator, but functions more like a moka pot. They have ...
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My Keurig is making a grinding noise, but isn’t pouring water

I don’t know what’s wrong, it is making this noise like grinding, no water is coming out, the water is however heating up, and the needle is working at punching a hole through the K-Cup. The only ...
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Inconsistent Espresso

I've got a Lelit Anita with PID (PL42TEMD). The machine is new, about 3 weeks old now. It's used for 2 people to make coffee in the morning. Ok, settings are 93 degrees on the PID, grind around 3 (a ...
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Another Moka pot stain

So I recently got a Brikka, and I am happy with this item. But now I start to see more and more stains, and I was wondering if this would be okay to use? Are there any safety issues? Coffee tastes ...
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Scratches on the upper chamber of newly mochapot!

I have just got my mocha pot for the first time by enthusiasm but look what i have found! Deep scratches, not one or two, a lot! It almost looks like someone did this intentionally while producing. ...
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Fix my Breville coffee machine filter holder

Ok, so basically 6 years ago I bought a Breville Venezia espresso coffee maker. I am really happy with the machine, as it still works after 6 years of relatively frequent use. But recently out of the ...
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Need to start coffee machine twice for it to start brewing

I have a Cuisinart DGB-550 (about 5 years old) and it has developed a strange issue. When I turn on the machine to start the brewing process one of two things happens: if I have the grinder turned on ...
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Lavazza Amodo Mio - steams

When I try to make a cup of coffee my Lavazza machine steams and splutters all over the place/through the water vent (not the milk frother). I have tried cleaning it. What else can I do?
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My Jura coffee machine doesn't pour espresso

The machine operates okay with milk, but when espresso program is activated, machine acts like it is making it (grinds coffee, than heats water) but nothing comes out of the tube. The milk steaming ...
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Anyone using La Pavoni EDL Eurobar Deluxe? Comments? Reviews?

Hello Dear Coffee Experts, I am in advance very grateful for any advise you can provide me. I am testing an espresso coffee machine from one of my colleagues who just upgraded his. He bought a Lelit ...
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Capsule holder drawer stuck in Minù Caffè Latte machine

The pod drawer in my Lavazza coffee machine (model: LM600) is jammed. I tried to pull it really hard, I tried to pry it open. I even gave a few strikes in hopes whatever is keeping it shut will shift ...
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Looking for a good pod coffee maker

I'm an occasional avid coffee drinker. That is, I don't drink much (at most 1 cup a day, sometimes a few days with 0 cups) but when I do I want it to be (really) good. I just want a good cup of ...
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Why does a coffee pad machine make such a smooth delicious coffee?

In an amateur capacity I have been interested in (as everyone here surely is also) trying to make the perfect cup of coffee/espresso. I have tried all kinds of coffee making process, Moka pot coffee, ...
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What is this scum in my coffee

Hello, Lately my coffee seems to have a film on the top. The picture makes it look a lot worse then it is. It is more translucent in the cup. This happens once the coffee gets cold. When its hot it ...
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How to clean Delonghi Caffe Corso's pre-ground coffee funnel?

I inadvertently put whole beans where ground coffee goes. Will this harm machine’s operation? How can I easily remove the beans, please? Thank you.
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smart coffee maker multiple bean reservoirs

Is there a smart coffee maker (perhaps google assistant compatible?) that has multiple bean reservoirs. Large water reservoir would be a nice to have. automatic coffee maker would be nice if it were ...
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Espresso, pour starts dripping halfway?

I have a Espresso machine (Rocket R58). I'm curious why my pour starts to drip halfway the pull. Is there any explanation why halfway and not from the get-go? I do understand I need to go more ...
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How to verify grinder switch works

I just read today in my Jura A7 manual: CAUTION If you adjust the consistency of grind when the grinder is not operating, the grinder adjustment switch could be damaged. Only adjust the ...
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Is the recall of Solimo coffee capsules a serious issue?

We have a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine and we usually buy Solimo branded capsules to it. This week I got an email from the shop, saying: Solimo Dolce Gusto* compatible Cafè Au Lait pods- UTZ ...
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Capsule coffee machine for home for one person: is it worth it to go for an expensive one?

I'm choosing capsule coffee machine for home. There is a lot of options with different prices. I would like to know if it's worth it to go for a more expensive one ? Will coffee taste better ? What ...
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How does Caffeine-free coffee affect your body?

Is it caffeine or chlorogenic acid the ingredients of coffee stimulating the stomach? If it's chlorogenic acid, do you have coffee without chlorogenic acid? Or how to choose coffee with less ...
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How to get an even drip without Mr. Coffee filtration disks

I’ve been trying to figure out why our coffee has been very weak despite double the amount of grounds used compared to the old coffee maker we had. We received a new coffee maker at Christmas. Both ...
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What grind to use for a Phin (Vietnamese Coffee Maker)?

I got a phin at a local vietnamese market, and I will be grinding my own beans. Should the grind be fine or coarse or somewhere in the middle?
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Coffee machine for a small business

We have gone through a couple different coffee machines, here at work, none of which are sufficient. We started with a normal brew machine (doesn't make enough) and worked our way up to a percolator (...
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Conversion of Krups Nespresso Machine to Ground Coffee?

I have inherited a Krups Nespresso machine model F893. The machine has a detachable filter basket, where you sit the Nespresso capsule. Manual here (for reference): manual I am wondering if I can ...
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Any idea on auto clean coffee filter mechanism?

Do you have any idea on how to design a filter for fine substances left over after the brewing process (e.g. ground coffee or tea) without human intervention? This filter will be used in a vending ...
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How can I make coffee without a machine?

I love coffee. As I am a student and living in a hostel I do not have any machine and I can not afford to go out for coffee everyday. I still want to make coffee, so how I can make smooth coffee ...
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How can I repair a leaking drip coffee brewer?

My drip coffee brewer's container has been cracked and it is leaking. I know super glue is toxic. How can I repair it?
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Why does commercially brewed coffee taste so much better?

I've been trying to figure out why coffee brewed with commercial machines taste so damn good compared to what I do at home. Whenever I'm out and about I always take note of the machines that are used ...
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What's the simplest/cheapest coffee maker that can make a good latte automatically?

I would like to buy a machine that can make me a cup of good latte/cappuccino in the morning. There are dozens of options on the market: from capsule-based machines to huge expensive pro coffee makers,...
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What kind of coffee machine can process powdered coffee?

I have a drink I like to make using powdered coffee, a coffee grind finer than espresso. but when I try to make it in an espresso machine, the powder expands, and only the first few drips come out. (...
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How to make lungo with Lavazza AModo mio?

We bought a new Lavazza A Modo Mio recently, and can’t seem to program it to make a larger cup. It says to hold the button down for 3 seconds and keep holding until cup is full. All it does give small ...
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My home machine is broke. The single basket works but the double basket doesn't. Can baskets be broken/worn out?

My sunbeam em5600 coffee machine isn't working. It's worked unreliably but now it seems to be consistently not working. Plenty of water comes from the showerhead when there's no group handle in. I am ...
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Whats the main difference between the coffees named "Kopi O Kosong", "Kopi" and "Kopi Peng"?

How we will differentiate between the coffee that either is it Kopi O Kosong, Kopi or Kopi Peng as all are a form of black coffee?
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Fine-grind French Press - Sacrilege? Better method?

I'm a longtime French press user but I've been grinding my beans finely for a few years. Espresso-fine I guess. Ground to a powder really. I much prefer the richer, more buttery, oily cup to the ...
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Keurig K155 intermittent water level detection failure

I have a Keurig K155 that I use at my office and have been using it without fail for almost three years now. Lately, it keeps telling me to fill the water reservoir even though it is not empty. ...
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How can I test or repair my Keurig k45 heating component?

My k-cup coffee maker has stopped making coffee. It's a Keurig K45. It will take water, activate the pump, then it will just stay on the step with the red heating light on. I've let it sit for 15 ...
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Is it a good idea to keep a coffeemaker if I only occasionally drink coffee?

Say just two or three cups of coffee per week. Is cleaning these a trouble?
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Quick Homemade Great Tasting Coffee vs Price?

Good Coffee When Working From Home I work from home and often don't have the time to go to a coffee shop to get a nice freshly brewed coffee. Solutions I've Tried To combat this, I've tried various ...
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I'm perplexed on coffee types. What is filter ground coffee?

I bought a new coffee maker and it has a permanent filter and says to only use filter ground coffee.What exactly is filter ground coffee?
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Which knock box do you use and why?

I've been using a repurposed plastic box next to my espresso machine as my go-to knock box, but recently wrote a guide on knock boxes. I'm curious if you can recommend any particular knock box? They ...