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..almost all my coffees taste almost identical in my Gaggia Classic. That is to say really pretty good, very good in fact in comparison to my mokapot, but, unlike my mokapot, there's very little difference in taste from one coffee bean to the next: for eg Ive just used some expensive Monmouth espresso beans and the shot tasted no different at all to my std fayre/ most days/ co-op cheapo espresso beans.. and these no different to shots from other beans either even if a milder roast: all taste consistantly good, same crema. I am talking cappucino/ 1/3rd milk ish so there's obviously going to be more similarity than a neat shot comparison.. but even so Im a bit bemused. Fine really for me as I cant afford megabucks coffee- but on the occasion I do get a special bag, it tastes no different at all, and as for comparing one coffee v another its a completely pointless exercise. Any ideas? Chief
I recently bought a new Fracino Heavenly I gave it a quick clean and then filled it (it's a hand-fill machine) I have used pre-ground stuff*, and ground fresh beans (*I know this is undesirable - but it's Illy stuff, fresh and kept in an air-tight, freezer-based, tin...) I regularly wipe the various components and run water through the head/portafilter to keep it clean, I have also backflushed (is that what you call it?) with water on a fairly regular basis... BUT... There's a weird taste to the espresso, it's a sort of bitter taste with the smell of stale coffee (but the coffee that goes in is definitely not stale smelling). All I can think is that it's something in the water, or the machine, or I am doing the whole thing wrong. All suggestions gratefully received... Thanks in anticipation Please note: I have posted on multiple forums to try to work this out as quickly as possible!
Hi, Unable to find the answer with the search function. I get drips from the portafilter and shower head, I have noticed that nothing comes out of the decompression tube after pulling a shot. Is this an easy fix? Cheers, Stu.