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  1. came across this and thought it good for those starting out… https://darkwoodscoffee.co.uk/guides/espresso-brew-guide.pdf
  2. @heytchap Thanks for checking in; I think my timings are good… but I’m not happy with the taste, seems bitter (or maybe sour) on an 18g 1:2… in 30secs. I might have to play with the ratios a little, or the dosing… I’ll have to read up.
  3. Does this only affect Specialita, Or could it be the Silenzio model too…? I’ve just had some inconsistencies with dialling in, been back and forth more times than I remember; just want to check it’s not faulty hardware and solely down to my own inexperience 😵‍💫 Darren
  4. @ajohn Thanks again… the 18g fit very well in the double basket, no where near the top. And I tamp with a fair amount of pressure, also tried easing off. I have a distributor and a tamp so are pretty level… “all the gear no idea” 🙂 I’ll try another cup later with a courser grind and stirring in the PF.
  5. Thanks great comments and very helpful! @ajohn I think you are correct, what appeared at first to be a good shot, was probably too fine and so created channelling (or similar), hence the inconsistent flow, and inability to replicate; I think I need to go courser. @Cuprajake Yes I dose into a cup while I’m learning, and weigh everything. I will go courser and try stirring the grind a little in the PF as per the vid. 🙏🏼
  6. Hi, so as you will see in my video, I had it all dialled in pretty nicely, I think; but every subsequent shot has been a lot slower. I’ve adjusted my stepless grinder a few notches courser, both yesterday and today… still the same. I am adjusting while grinding, and purging. Could this be the grinder, or the fact the beans were roasters 5 days ago and so the CO2 composition is changing, and they need longer to rest? Thanks, Darren
  7. @MarkHB good thoughts… but yeah I do purge after grind changes, and made 2 double shots one after the other, but even the second one pulled was slow. I’ll check in the morning after going extremely slightly courser.
  8. Yeah it was good… could do with a tweak… after the first ‘good’ shot was pulled, subsequent ones have been a little slow, even though I changed nothing! Tried not tamping so hard, making sure the portafilter and group head are warmed, still too slow so I’ve made a tiny adjustment on the grind to go a tiny bit courser- we’ll see in the morning 😵‍💫
  9. Hi, was just waiting for my beans so I can dial in for the first time, only had the grinder and machine about a week. I love a flat white, so the espresso extraction is fairly important. It did taste pretty good. Please comment on flow and timings. Running at 18g dose. I've cut the middle of the vid, but you get the gist. https://youtu.be/r69il1gDAxU Thanks all! Darren
  10. Quick one… gone for the Espresso Blend- how long do CoffeeLink usually take to deliver, and how fresh is the roast? Thank you! Darren
  11. @heytchap I’ve only got about 100g of beans left, so waiting for a delivery before I get down and dirty again. Thanks for caring 👍🏼
  12. Be kind 🤗 I’ve heard that the dose should depend somewhat on the basket you use, and the manufacturer should provide guidance, is this correct? I’ve purchased the following PF and basket for my Bambino, but can’t see a recommended dosing, I’m just wondering on a good place to start: 54mm Bottomless Portafilter for Breville Espresso Machines 870/878/880 with 1 Cup Filter Basket https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08K8W22F3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ESFK8A7GSHKNJH3446WR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Thank you! Darren
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