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Decaffeinated Coffee Beans

There's no strain of coffee bean that has no caffeine when it is grown, but you can find whole-bean, decaffeinated coffee. "Decaffeinated" coffee has been treated to have most of the caffeine removed. ...
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Does which grind setting you use also depend on the beans used?

It's not just your head! Different roast batches will benefit from different grind settings. In general, this is partly because different roast levels will result in beans that contain different ...
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Office bean-to-cup machine tastes acidic in the morning

My thought is that once you turn on the machine, the machine starts to heat the water. Often the heating system is regulated by a PID regulation (Maybe on-off regulation). The machine will heat the ...
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After cleaning a bean to cup machine can I reinsert the same filter?

I don't know the machine you're using but it seems like the water filters have a lifetime counted in water litters so you don't have to change it everytime , just when it filtered the amount of water ...
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Delonghi Magnifica - pump stops after 10 seconds with fault lights

Given that this fault showed with hot water from the steam nozzle, I was guessing a pump or flow sensor fault. It turned out to be the flow sensor. To repair: Unplug the coffee machine from the ...
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Did I mess up the grinder settings when adjusting the grind size when the grinder was not in use?

You probably didn't break the machine when adjusting the grind setting when the grinder wasn't in use. The reason for this recommendation is that there might be a bean which is stuck between the grind ...
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Weird espresso leak Delonghi Perfecta ESAM5600SL

Finally someone recommended descaling, the pipes were blocked which was causing everything to leak out. Descaling the machine took care of it!
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Bean to Cup cappuccino coffee is never hot enough

Many of these fully automatic machines heat the milk by combining steam and milk. In my experience, those machines do not take into account the temperature of the milk, they simply mix steam and milk ...
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Bean-to-cup coffee machines without milk steamer

"There are hundreds of espresso machines that do not have a (milk) steaming wand" - that's not true at all. If we are talking about bean-to-cup espress machines there are really few. I remember only ...
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Bean-to-cup coffee machines without milk steamer

I have the Hamilton Beach 40792. It will be hard to find a decent one without the steamer. Mine cost around $100
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What bean-to-cup machines are available with dual hopper system to allow regular and decaf at the same machine?

Many single-hopper machines have a little flap, drawer or similar opening where you can add ground coffee for one serving. If you add one type of beans in the machine’s hopper you can use the second ...
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Get the best from a Gaggia Unica coffee machine

I suggest your first port of call should be the operators manual. Here is an excerpt: • Empty and clean the coffee grounds drawer daily, with the machine turned on. • After having removed the coffee ...
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