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Hi All I am new here and looking forward to future interactions. I had a quick question with my older version (V2 I think) of my Rancilio Silvia Coffee Machine. My shot extraction is under 10 secs and thus I am not getting a good crema anymore. This is including having primed it before, ensuring the water is hot. I also have a Rancilio Rocky Grinder with 30 settings (http://knowyourgrinder.com/rancilio-rocky-hsd-roc-sd-doserless-coffee-grinder-review/) Despite having gone down to as fine as Setting No. 1 on the grinder, it still extracts too quickly under 10 secs. Is my pressure to high? What is the ideal pressure setting in bar? Does my Portafilter basket need changing? Does the Over Pressure Valve need adjusting? (I know I may need to get a device to measure my pressure, any advice there?) Thanks for any good input and advice here to get her back to a proper brew again. Bernard
Hi all, New to the forums and looking forward to reading up and learning more! I have a Gaggia Brera which has served me faithfully over many years. It recently had a problem with no water coming out so I followed a youtube video and managed to get the pipework and machine cleaned into a state where it's working again. However, the espresso now tastes much more like a long coffee and has next to no crema which disappears after a few seconds. I've noticed the coffee is hotter (side effect of the cleaning?) but doesn't taste anywhere near as good as before. I'm using the same brand beans so know it's not that. Am thinking maybe there could be a pipe / clip I didn't fully secure or perhaps something else wrong with the machine. Any thoughts/ideas welcome please! Thanks, Paul
hello all, I have just bought a gaggia cubika and must say I am so far a little disapointed. The problem I am having is lack of crema and much too fast extraction. I grind beans using a burr grinder and have tried all different methods of tamping etc but still no joy. I used to have a delonghi machine and produced consistently good espresso's using the same beans and grinder. I have noticed the gaggia basket is a lot wider than the ones i was used to using. Any suggestions?? James