Everything posted by Luca06
I like the Sette W270i and just swap regularly between grinders to enjoy different workflows. If I enjoy one particular coffee for a couple of weeks, with the hopper and weighting it's a good grinder. The noise....no comment. New they are 520£ ish and maybe list on a different platform for 350? I doubt with the comments on the forum it will sell for a decent price. My tactic is similar: I'll try to enjoy my purchase till it last. Either at home or at work. Or set it up ready for a particular coffee or decaff. That's worth more to me than taking a ≥250£ loss.
@mark8805I've been experiencing similar, although not that extremely as you have. I keep going slightly up or down. I also have a Settle W270i and with the same coffee it sits tight for a couple of days. I store the beans in an airscape. The coffee was always 10 days after roast. I keep experimenting and blame it on the coffee. However it might be puck prep as well. That said, no issues with the Sette. So far the Niche experience has been mediocre to me. I love the single dosing and limiting of coffee waste. However I find myself too frequently turning the ring. Switching coffees remains
@Baffointeresting question. I have thought exactly the same. Going through probably the entire YouTube content of Bianca's, I did remember one that says to put the flow paddle at about 3/4 to "act as a regular E61". I always have the paddle fully open and it's fine. Do you have the paddle at 3/4 position and if not, this might be worth a try to see if one could reach 9 bar this way, instead of 10 ish directly from the pump. I'll try this week to see if I notice a difference....
I noticed by using a leveller only, it creates a flat surface on the top but not through the entire coffee bed. I often had the problem with levelling and tamping only that dry spots occurred or the flow rate was different on various spots. By including WDT (stirring the grounds), it mixes up nice and fluffy and solves that problem. At least this is my personal preference. I am sure barista professionals will have mixed opinions. From tapping, levelling, nutating etc. I personally think levelers are a bit waste of money. I bought 2 expensive ones but only really use them to create a flat
@benoit3000: I swapped the shower screen for an IMS screen. Probably it compensates a bit the lack of my technique. I also use 18 and 20g VST. But they do require a precise workflow. The stock basket for the start worked perfect. For my personal use a WiFi Plug isn't needed. It heats up fairly quickly. I use a BWT filter jug. Tamper etc. come with the machine. I only purchased a Lelit distribution tool and a WDT-Tool of Etsy. Last one matches the wood of the machine nicely.
I struggled (and still sometimes do) getting an espresso that blows me away out of my setup (Bianca + Niche). I went through the same journey as you. From temp changes to puck prep. I spend literally hundreds of pounds on tools that should've helped. And tried different beans. Good espresso from a roaster, is a world on its own. I only progressed on my journey by going to a local roaster, pick the beans by tasting their espresso on the spot, go home and try to replicate it. Back the next day. I did some online barista-basic courses as well. Just to get the basics right. I noticed t