I have had a Magic Deluxe for 4 years. It has been troublefree, although the no-bean indicator never worked....
Now, after descaling, I find that the expressed coffee is wet and it seems to take longer for a cup to make. What could be the problem?
I need to remove the dual frother plus to clean it. At which point does it come apart, above or below the black rubber part?
To make a latte do you need to use special espresso coffe or is a dark roast bean OK? And do you just basically use less water to make an espresso?, say 2 ounces or less and adjust the grind and powder quantity to taste? Is there any rule that says a espresso is less than X ounces of water?
Also, I have seen coffee shop operators add the espresso first in a latte and some do it last.
I add the milk and some vanilla, steam it, then I put it under the S8 and have it programmed for a small cup, about 2 ounces of water with full powder and a fairly fine grind. How'ed I do?
I purchased the capresso C1500 and after a few weeks of contstant tinkering, I still couldn't get a really strong coffee. Especially not in any size. I ended up sending it back to be looked at, and there was a problem with the grinding mechanism, apparently.(I only adjusted it while running). I decided to bite the bullet and move up to the S8, and I find I am having the same problem. I LOVE the convenience and the look, but I am dying for a really strong cup. Tried finer grinds, less fine grinds, adjusting the powder quantity to maximum, making two cups in one mug.....help.
Can you explain the grinder settings on the S8? When I examine the coffee grounds they seem quite a bit more course than I am used to for espresso. I tried adjusting the dial but don't really see much difference. I think a saw in the instructions somewhere that the grinder needs to be actually grinding to successfully adjust it. Is this correct?