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1 hour ago, kwadsncoffee said:

Very true. But I have never been on any barista courses or anything like that so I don’t have any definitive idea of what the perfect espresso should look like and taste like so I always assume something can improve it. 

Sure, it's good to seek constant improvement, but you're primarily making a drink to enjoy, if it is enjoyable then that's a good basis to work from & refer to.

"Perfect espresso" is probably too individual a concept to have any universal meaning. Aiming for a good strike rate of enjoyable shots, with as little wastage as you can get away with, is perhaps a more realistic aim. Each to their own, but if it tastes good to me, I couldn't really care less what it looks like...if it looks good, that's great. But, if you're sabotaging the taste to get picture/video perfect pours, that makes no sense to me.

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8 hours ago, MWJB said:

Sure, it's good to seek constant improvement, but you're primarily making a drink to enjoy, if it is enjoyable then that's a good basis to work from & refer to.

"Perfect espresso" is probably too individual a concept to have any universal meaning. Aiming for a good strike rate of enjoyable shots, with as little wastage as you can get away with, is perhaps a more realistic aim. Each to their own, but if it tastes good to me, I couldn't really care less what it looks like...if it looks good, that's great. But, if you're sabotaging the taste to get picture/video perfect pours, that makes no sense to me.

Yes I agree with what you are saying. Maybe I should just relax the ‘hunting for improvement’ and enjoy the coffee more. But thanks for your advice :)

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I bought one from Amazon and since I am a prime member, I received this within 2 days and it cost me around 40. I believe you should have a thorough look on Amazon.

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9 hours ago, jameswatson said:

I bought one from Amazon and since I am a prime member, I received this within 2 days and it cost me around 40. I believe you should have a thorough look on Amazon.

I have received mine now thank you.

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