The problem with making coffee before having coffee! This morning I put a pressurized filter in my Gaggia Achille without the diffuser plug. I thought it was a regular basket. Got some hot espresso on my fore arm but managed to capture most and not waste the shot. The price for manual pulling is some days higher than others. :)
WholeLatteLove almost lost me as a customer. Before I purchased my Gaggia Achille I specifically asked about parts. I was promised they carried a full selection. They don't!!!! After ignoring WLL for awhile I started doing business with them again, a little, and still love the excellent service. I am considering a La Pavoni PC-16 and can only hope parts will be available. When I have a working machine, I use it often and hard, and I don't mind maintenance. I don't like not getting parts.
it's thanksgiving and everyone wants an espresso. running low on water. can i add water. the video seemed to suggest "no".
can i backflush?
Is this available in 220 Volt configuration, and will you ship internationally?
It seems that even on the finest setting, my grinder just isn't grinding the beans fine enough. The flow rate is too fast and I have lost the crema that I was getting when I had the beans ground for me. Does that sound right? As far as solutions, is "the perfect crema" insert a viable solution to this? Does this rubber insert affect the taste of the espresso? I would like to buy a new grinder, but do not want to spend more than $50. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks
From the image, I don't see the frothing wand?
do I have to wait from brewing for this machine to cool down before I can froth the milk?
How easy is the new Gaggia Achille to use?