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Hi I’m new so apologies if this has been covered already but couldn’t see it. Just bought a sage barista express 875 and am struggling for a decent strength shot. my beans were roasted 16/12 I’ve tried two different types with the same result. With tamping my level is nearly spot on and little need for the razor tool. I’ve tried various grind sizes which seems to have little effect from 10 to 1 currently on 4. My coffee comes out too weak like a light brown with a little to non existent crema. Now the pressure gauge shows it in range I get a solid puck when emptying but if you look at the manual I seem to be having a mixture of issues on the tips section for which there is no help. The flow starts slowly after 8 seconds on most attempts but then flows too quickly and produces a light brown coffee. I’m trying to be patient but frustrated at the moment as my old basic delonghi made a much better coffee than this ☹️ . I long for a strong coffee with a thick crema. please help. Thanks Joel
I have been on the search for a machine since my last one died a death. I have a very good grinder (vario) and I drink coffee daily but only about 1-4 cups. I always usually drink a latte. Well that is I make an espresso, froth my milk and pour it in. I rarely drink an espresso on its own. I would love a rancilio silva or a la pavoni but don't have that much money to spend and probably in all honesty I've been using a Delongi ec220 and that was fine. now I was looking at a gaggia classic but seem to be looking at rather old machines , anything from 10 years upwards.. doors anyone think that this is a stupid idea.. they're about 150 ish on eBay. Obv I don't want to waste my money in getting something that really will need parts replacing etc as soon as I have bought one. also feel a bit nervous as that seems a lost of money for an old machine, well my partner thinks so anyway! when I read about reviews etc I just get my head all confused. Can anyone offer trustworthy advice! Thank you!!!
I have a Gaggia Classic arriving and a list of extra's to get it up to Coffeforums spec:) thanks to hours of reading here.. but a grinder, gosh my brian is overloaded now with choices. It is tough, budget is low but I take it there is no point skimping. However a few points I need to consider, 1. it has to have a small footprint and our under cupboard headroom is only 14"/360mm so it can't be tall. At a push I could relocate it all but I'm still not certain what my wife will think when it takes over the worktop 2. Were not espresso drinkers, more latte,cappaccino mocha , I presume that makes no difference to the grinder? Possible grinders so far hand grinder - Knock Feldgrind cheapo Elec grinder - De'Longi Pro Burr Grinder - or Wilfa Grinder As for a "proper" grinder the list is so long now I'm not sure where to start..think maybe I'll get some pre-ground coffee to start with. Someone did post the De'Longi although it's loud it does grind ok, however I'm not enamoured by anything that's loud in the morning. Blimey it's midday and no work done, this forum is killing my productive rate!
Sorry if this is a stupid question. Do I need to buy 2 different products, 1 to clean my espresso machine and 1 to de-scale my machine, or does one product do both jobs? From reading, it appears that I need 2 different products (eg. Puly Caff (cleaning) and Puly Baby (de-scaling)). Am i correct? Thanks guys Andy