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How To Determine If Your Water Will Cause Scaling in Espresso Machines

June 22, 2017

Scale is the enemy of espresso machine boilers. It can clog plumbing and reduce heating efficiency resulting in problems like slow or no brew water flow and poor steam...
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Steam Valve Replacement

March 16, 2017

Is the steam valve on your Gaggia Classic leaking excessively? Please read the entire instructions below!
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Espresso Machine Energy Usage and Cost

March 10, 2017

So just how much power does a prosumer level espresso machine use? So I got our kilowatt power meter out and did some testing to find out how much energy a machine lik...
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Espresso Machine Boiler Types

August 30, 2016

So you’ve been thinking about purchasing a semi-automatic espresso machine for home use. You start your research and boom! out come a number of acronyms that do not ma...
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How to Determine if a Thermostat or Fuse Repair is Needed

August 30, 2016

Well we all know winter is here, right? And with the exception of some states in the south and southwest, we are all feeling the chill. Not too fun, is it? Well, the n...
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Coffee Flavor Affected By Grinder

August 30, 2016

Bitter, weak, bland, no crème, over extracted, terrible smelling, just plain awful tasting espresso! Sound familiar?
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Pump Bar Pressure and Why You Shouldn’t Care.

August 29, 2016

Almost everybody who is looking to buy an espresso machine has been told that a machine with a 17 bar pump makes better espresso than a machine with a 15 bar pump. It ...
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3-Way Solenoid Valve

August 19, 2016

If you have a budget semi-automatic espresso machine, you pull a shot and remove the portafilter you may notice it’s like the machine sneezed out a messy, muddy mix of...
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5 Tips For Making Perfect Lattes & Cappuccinos

August 19, 2016

Have you ever wondered how to create good quality frothed milk to make a latte or cappuccino? Well, you're not the only one! Frothing milk is an esse...
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Temperature Stability On A Heat Exchange Espresso Machine

August 19, 2016

Most prosumer espresso machine’s with a heat exchanger boiler and E61 brew group require a significant cooling flush before an extraction to get to the proper brew tem...
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Descale Products: Preventative Maintenance For Your Espresso Machine

August 19, 2016

If it heats water, it creates scale. Call it calcification, lime scale...whatever you want but for home espresso and coffee makers it’s the stuff that clogs-up boilers...
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Adjusting Grind Settings for Espresso on Your Super-Automatic

August 19, 2016

Almost all fully automatic espresso machines have adjustable grind settings. Some have many and some have a a few. The settings can have a big impact on both the taste...
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