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Old but not dead. Latte for me, please or dark Chocolate with red wine. Rug Hooker, Knitter, Music Lover. Love learning, traveling, baking bread and playing with my two Cairn Terriers and one very large Tabby Cat. Happily Married with three grown talented and handsome sons.

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PattyAHB answered the question Coffee Freshness

Thanks Shane.  

over 2 years ago
PattyAHB asked the question Coffee Freshness

Hi,  I received my order of  Filicori Gran Crema Delicato (whole bean).   The dates on the package indicate it was roasted in Oct. of 2013 and expires in Oct. of 2014.  I have always read that fresh roasted coffee is preferred.  Since this coffee does not appear to be vacuumed packed I'm now wondering what the...

over 2 years ago
PattyAHB commented on Grinders 101 - A Beginners Guide!

I just purchased the Gaggia MDF doser grinder.  It will take some getting used to.  For example,  I can't tell how long to leave it running for a double shot,  I can't see how much coffee has been ground into the rotating chamber and the ground coffee from the burrs falls to the back of the distributing chamber first...

over 2 years ago
PattyAHB answered the question Using the pin with the commercial basket

Thank you.  This was very helpful!  Patty  

over 2 years ago
PattyAHB answered the question Using the pin with the commercial basket

Thank you for the comments.  Are you saying I can use the pin with the commerical basket?  I'm going to try it without the pin today.  The last time I tried this it did spray all over the countertop.  The pressurized basket didn't work for me.   Golly, my old De Longi machine was not this sensitive.   I...

over 2 years ago
PattyAHB asked the question Using the pin with the commercial basket

Being new to the Gaggia Classic I'm having difficulty producing the correct grind and getting the tamping pressure just right.   I'm using a Capresso Infinity grinder on the finest setting.  Anyway,  The pressurized basket with the pin didn't work very well.  I think the grind was too fine (very...

over 2 years ago
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