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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. Decaffeination is done when the beans are still whole, so you can certainly find whole-bean, decaffeinated coffee (though I suppose decaffeination could also ...


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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 compounds. This is because the heat or roasting causes chemical changes in some of the bean's compounds. On the other hand, roasting causes water in the bean to boil ...


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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 water fast to make sure you can get your cup of coffee:) Once the water is heated it will stabilize to the intended temperature. If the water is heated above the ...


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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 it's designed to. I think you should try at least once to tell the machine you're removing the filter to see if it remembers how old the filter is but you ...


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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 mains Remove the back panel, see here for instructions Locate the flow sensor: Unplug the electrical connection Disconnect the two tubes (noting which goes where) ...


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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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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 at a fixed ratio. Assuming the steam has a fairly constant temperature, the temperature of the heated milk will mostly depend on the temperature of the cold ...


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"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 Melitta Caffeo Solo, cheapest modifications of Philips/Saeco Xsmall (HD8648) and Jura Ena Micro 1. There are a bit more models without a pannarello, only with ...


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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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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 slot for the other. The fact that the second one takes ground coffee doesn’t mean that half of your coffee drinkers have to use pre-ground, a good grinder should ...


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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 grounds drawer, remove the liquids from the tray placed under the brew group. Note: We recommend emptying the container if the machine is not going to be used ...


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