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Thread: Having great difficulty in achieving the elusive ristretto

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    I think you need to look at sourcing some freshly roasted beans before changing equipment. As already mentioned, an upgrade to grinder would help, however, a top of the range grinder would not make an old or un-rested bean taste good.

    Look at some of the commonly used roasters as noted on the forum and pick up a few bags and go from there.
    Machine - Vesuvius. Grinder - Niche. Tamper/distributor - Pullman Distribution and Big Step Palm Tamper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWJB View Post
    Oh, I rather think you are getting into it.

    If the beans you have, 'have a distinctive taste that is not coffee related', it's because something you did made it taste like that. It's got nothing to do with espresso, per se.

    More beans work as espresso, than say, work as filter.
    Sound like I have tried a lot more of them than you have

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    Too many filter baskets - maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajohn View Post
    Sound like I have tried a lot more of them than you have

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    “Coffee evokes the most insane reactions in people”, Rene Redzepi.

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