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My cafe roma machine doesn't provide enough pressure to push water through the finest setting of my grinder

I've had to turn the setting down on my grinder, but I know the espresso isn't as good. It's not as rich. When i put it on the highest setting, the espresso drips out, one drip a second, and that ...
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My home machine is broke. The single basket works but the double basket doesnt. Can baskets be broken/worn out?

So my sunbeam em5600 coffee machine isnt working. Its worked unreliably but now it seems to be consistently not working. Plenty of water comes from the showerhead when theres no group handle in. I am ...
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Running an empty grinder

To always have fresh coffee I put in the grinder only the amount I want to drink at that moment. Then I just grind until no more coffee comes out - but that causes the grinder to run empty for a few ...
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Why does my steam-pressure based Espresso machine not push water through the group head?

I have A DeLonghi BCO100IU espresso machine, but when I turn it on for espresso, even with a full boiler, no water comes out of the group head. I am certain this machine works on steam pressure, ...
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What can I use to clean my machine as a substitute for original cleaners?

I have access to an automatic bean-to-cup Siemens coffee maker. It has periodic cleaning programs of its own and also its own cleaning materials. Recently, we have difficulties finding these cleaning ...
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How to clean an Iberital MC2/Challenge grinder that is stuck?

I have an Iberital MC2/Challenge grinder which got stuck today while grinding. Not sure what happened. In the manual, I can't see how I can clean the inside of the grinding mechanism. Does anyone ...
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thread locker / sealant for espresso machine maintenance

I have started disassembling my Nuova Simonelli Oscar, for descaling and fixing purposes, I have checked all the electrical section and I am about to start with the hydraulics. I have seen that all ...
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How can I solve the filling problems of my Keurig?

My Keurig works perfectly when I don't have a K Cup in it (just plain water). As soon as I put one in, it runs slow and does not fill any of the cup sizes. I have descaled and cleaned out all the ...
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Consequences of wrongly cleaning espresso machine with vinegar?

I use a small and simple espresso machine (Krups Model 963). Yesterday, I wanted to decalcify it and (being a rather unexperienced "barista") did what I usually do when decalcifying my water boiler: I ...
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Messy grounds inside of DeLonghi ESAM 2600

I've got a DeLonghi bean-to-cup machine (ESAM 2600), which I find decent in overall. But there is one very annoying issue: not all of the grounds make it from the basket into the internal waste bin. ...
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How to determine level of scale build up

I would like to find out if my machine already has enough scale-buildup for a descaling session. It's a 2 group, heat exchange copper boiler. About 10,000 shots through the machine. I use filtered ...
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How to maintain the flow rate of Hario Woodneck cloth filters as they age?

The Hario Woodneck brewer uses cloth filters that are not meant to last forever but I am looking to increase their usable age. As weeks pass, the flow rate of water through the filter noticeably slows ...
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What are important factors to consider for a bean-to-cup machine?

I'm advocating for my office to purchase a bean-to-cup coffee machine to replace an auto-drip machine. What factors should I consider before suggesting a particular bean-to-cup machine? I'd be happy ...
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How to fix burr contact/alignment issues on an OE LIDO hand grinder on fine grinds?

The burrs on my Orphan Espresso LIDO E hand grinder touch/contact and grind each other when dialing into a fine grind, even when the basket is empty of beans. Is this supposed to happen? Are they ...
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Get the best from a Gaggia Unica coffee machine

I have a Gaggia Unica bean-to-cup machine and I want to use this machine to get the best quality coffee possible. How should I use and maintain/clean the machine to ensure the highest standard of ...
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Home roaster cleaning and/or seasoning

I have a Gene Cafe that I have been using at home for some time. On inital reading of the directions, it recommends washing the roasting chamber: Oils and residual debris remaining from the ...
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Do I need to clean my drip brew coffee maker's filter every time?

I remember days in the office that I was too busy to be bothered with rinsing the filter and just tapped it hard over a trash bin, do my best to get all the used ground out of there and brewed a new ...
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How can I prepare an espresso machine for long-term storage

I am moving abroad, and will put my espresso machine in storage for at least one year. What can I do to make sure it still works when I return? Upon my return, what parts should I replace?
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What happens if you fail to clean a steam wand after frothing milk?

Our lovely La Marzocco Linea at Stack HQ is a workhorse. Lots of people making lots of drinks, many of which require the frothing of milk. We are regularly reminded to clean the steam wand to prevent ...
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How do I backflush my espresso machine?

I just recently purchased an ECM Technika and have noticed recently that my shots have been fairly inconsistent. A friend suggested that I backflush the machine, but didn't have a chance to explain to ...