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Hello all.


Slightly less fanatic than the US based coffee forums I've seen - much nicer atmosphere.


Well why am I here? Looking to improve my espresso. I'm using a Gaggia baby class, and Iberital MC2 grinder.


I am hoping this combination is "good enough" for now, but am not fully happy with the epsresso I am getting.


While I do get a crema, it is relatively thin. Which is the best forum to post in for advice?



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Welcome Tony


The best forum to post in is this one


You have a decent grinder,, capable of grinding fine enough to choke your machine so no issues there.


The Baby Class has enough oopmh to enable you to go a wee bit finer with your grind than you are at present, which should see an improvement in crema. (a broad assumption but I usually find that people are using too coarse a grind, resulting in less water contact with each coffee particle, therefore leading to more watery liquid)


Do you pre-heat your cups?

How old are the beans?

What type of beans are you using?

Do you store them at room temperature (not in the fridge/freezer)?

Try fining up your grind a wee bit and let us know if there is an improvement.

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