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What is the difference between the boilers of the Quick Mill Vetrano 2B Evo, Rocket R58 v2, and the VMB Double Domobar v4?

The Vetrano 2B Evo boiler specs are: Steam Boiler (1.4 liter capacity, 1400 watt heating element) \ Group Boiler (0.75 liter capacity, 800 watt heating element) Copper & Brass boilers with T.E.A coating.  The Rocket R58 v2 boiler specs [...]

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Do 15 amp double boiler espresso machines work well in North America?

While it's true that 15amp doesn't heat as quickly as the European 220 volt systems, the double boiler machines that run on 15 amp do fine for most use cases... If you are making multiple drinks in a row such as when you [...]

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Flavor Difference of Large Flat Burr vs Conical Burr Grinders?

Most coffee aficionados agree, large flat burr grinders such as the K30 tend to favor carmel, chocolate, smoke, tabacco and other heavier notes. Conical burrs tend to favor fruity / brighter flavors.

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What is the difference between the Rancilio Silvia Version 4 and the Rancilio Silvia M?

The new thermal wrapped boiler helps the Silvia M conserve up to 8% energy in stand-by mode. Advancements in brass technology have enabled Rancilio to use the newest version of lead-free brass to improve the Silvia. The Silvia M also features a new [...]

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I found a product cheaper from an International seller, are there any risks?

Something to consider with international shipments is you will have customs fees to pay when the product enters the country, so that's on top of the lower price you may have found. Something else to think about with international shipments - machines are heavy and can get damaged [...]

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How do you change the Quick Mill Vetrano 2B Evo from 15 amp to 20 amp mode?

You first change a setting in the PID controller to switch between 15 amp or 20 amp mode. The manual has a table with the different settings in the PID and what they do. With 15 amp, you have to use a one foot converter cord so that it [...]

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La Cimbali Junior Casa DT1 or Pasquini Livia G4 for small cafe?

Customer question: We have a small cafĂ© and want to make a few cappuccinos a day. Considering the  Pasquini Livia G4 fully auto or the La Cimbali DT1 Junior Casa Espresso Machine. Which one do you suggest?Answer: I would go with the La Cimbali Junior Casa in the situation you are describing. One of the biggest reasons is the Pasquini is [...]

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Should I choose a single boiler or a heat exchanger?

There is more to it than this, but a good way of deciding is considering the types of drinks you typically have and how many people in your household have those types of drinks. A single boiler is good for someone that has 90 percent espresso and only a few milk based [...]

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What is the difference between the La Spaziale Dream and the Vivaldi II?

The main difference between the machines are, the Dream has full PID control, more accurate temperature sensors, a redesigned brew boiler (water enters differently and the temp probe is placed differently providing better temperature consistency), a built in timer, shot counter, shot clock, [...]

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How to Make a Perfect Cappuccino

Good video from About.com on making a cappuccino. 

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