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How to Tamp Coffee for Making Espresso - Do's and Don'ts

Video TranscriptHow to Tamp CorrectlyAfter your portafilter has been on your machine long enough to be nice and hot, take the portafilter off the machine and make sure your filter basket is clean and dry. Grind coffee into the portafilter and fill so that the coffee grounds are mounded somewhat above the edge of a [...]

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Caedo E37S vs Compak E8 Grinder Comparison

Both grinders have 83mm flat burrsAt 730 watts, the motor output of the Compak E8 is 330 watts more than the motor output of the Caedo E37s 400 watts.The Compak E8 a blade speed of 1325 RPM vs the Ceado E37S which has a blade speed of 1400. Lower is considered better.The Ceado E37S has [...]

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Difference Between GEN3 and GEN4 Wilbur Curtis Twin Airpot Brewers

To keep the answer as simple as possible, the main reason for GEN4 is the touchscreen, icon driven options and multiple brew recipes/ names/brew sizes that can be assigned to different coffees. This is for the more discerning type customer or one that wants those options in the future. Once recipes are programmed, [...]

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Quick Mill QM67 Evo vs Expobar Brewtus IV (Vibratory) Espresso Machine Comparison

The Quick Mill QM67 Evo is frequently compared to the Expobar Brewtus IV with vibratory pump. The following is a comparison of the main features.Best UseBoth machines are best suited for home use and are not intended for commercial use of any sort. They would work for a small office, but not more than a few daily users.ApprovalsNeither machine [...]

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Baratza Grinder Comparison: Encore, Virtuoso, Sette 270, Sette 270 W, Vario, Vario W, Forte AP and Forte BG

We are often asked about how the Baratza grinders compare to each other. The home user level grinders are the Encore, Virtuoso, Sette 270, and Sette 270 W. Prosumer models are usually considered the Sette 270, Sette 270 W, Vario and Vario W. The Forte AP and Forte BG are the commercial grinders, although they [...]

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Espresso Machine Tamper Size Recommendations

The following tamper sizes are for reference, but we don't quarantee them as manufacturers change things without notice and there are numerous machines on the market, so it's hard to be specific about every one. Suggested Tamper Size Machine Brand Home/Commercial 49 Delonghi (Old models) Home 49 La Pavoni Lever (Pre-mel) Home 49 Cremina Home 49 Olympia Club Home 49 Olympia Express Home 51 Bodum Granos Home 51 Gaggia Factory Levers Home 51 La Pavoni Lever (Post-mel) Home 52 Starbucks Barista Home 53 La Spaziale Home / Commercial 53 Faema [...]

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