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by wacevedo
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Clive Coffee specific model
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Re: Clive Coffee specific model

that I'm not sure about. I'll check with them next time I visit their store.
by wacevedo
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Clive Coffee specific model
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Re: Clive Coffee specific model

Is Clive also using the longer S5 steam arm or is it my imagination that the steam arm is longer than the stock V2? No, this is the stock steam arm. I guess it does look a little longer in the picture. When I bought mine they still went through CC (Dec 2013). But I was at their store last week and ...
by wacevedo
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Clive Coffee specific model
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Re: Clive Coffee specific model

Nice looking machine. As far as I know Clive has been buying them and replacing the plastic side panels with the wooden ones. I wonder if they are having that slick looking new front panel built for them by a third party or if they worked a deal to have LaSpaziale build them that way? I finally rea...
by wacevedo
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Dosing on Mini vivaldi II
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

Re: Dosing on Mini vivaldi II

There is no standardization in baskets. I have double baskets from difference sources. Some have sloped sides and some are pretty much straight up and down. They all seem to hold a different amount of coffee. So you might want to shop around for a different double basket. Also, soupy pucks are pret...
by wacevedo
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Dosing on Mini vivaldi II
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

Re: Dosing on Mini vivaldi II

I use 14 grams in the double basket and that works best for me. I find 16 to be the absolute maximum. Are you using a bottomless portafilter? You must be using a pretty light roast for it not to fill the basket with 16 grams? Thanks for your reply Richard. The two blends I use most are Stumptown's ...
by wacevedo
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Mini General Q&A
Topic: Dosing on Mini vivaldi II
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

Dosing on Mini vivaldi II

I think the generally accepted dose for the Mini Vivaldi (as read in S1cafe/HB/CG) is about 16 gr of coffee. After trying 16-18 gr for a double, I actually agree that 16 gr produces the best espresso flavor for me. The problem is that 16 gr dose will not fill a double backet. this means I cannot pro...
by wacevedo
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Volumetric Programming with pre-infusion chamber
Replies: 0
Views: 7430

Volumetric Programming with pre-infusion chamber

This may have been addressed plenty of times, so my apologies up front. My mini Vivaldi II has a pre-infusion chamber preinstalled from Chris Coffee. I've read in several forum discussions that when it comes to volumetric programming the recommendation is to program 2 oz of water for a double shot u...

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