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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!