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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, Dream T, Vivaldi II and Mini Vivaldi II?

The difference between the Dream and the Dream T is as follows: > The Dream is direct connect only. The Dream T is water tank only. > The Dream has a rotary pump that allows it to be connected to a water line connection. The Dream T has a vibratory pump.> The Dream has programmable passive preinfusion, [...]

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How to Make a Perfect Cappuccino

Good video from About.com on making a cappuccino. 

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Make the Perfect Espresso Shot

Good video from About.com on making the perfect shot of espresso.

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