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by michael
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: timer
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: timer

lazarus 8)
by michael
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: timer
Replies: 1
Views: 629

timer

I had my machine unplugged for 3 weeks while on vacation; when I came home and plugged it back in, my timer didn't turn the machine on in the morning, but it did turn it off at the usual time; the same thing happened the next day ive had the timer skip occasional days before but not 2 in a row; I ge...
by michael
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Buying a Vivaldi II I think?
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: Buying a Vivaldi II I think?

I got the outboard Vivaldi time which is a little dark ages but I like having the machine hot when I wake up Great steaming and coffee; for me the only drawback is the C temp (single degrees in F would be a little more precise) and the lack of vst baskets (but you can get precision baskets and showe...
by michael
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Steam boiler refill
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Steam boiler refill

After so many years my steam boiler is taking too long to refill; I have to shut off the machine before I reach the boiler shut off point and then turn on again to get the boiler full. I assume some line on the way to the boiler is clogged. Could anyone point me to where to look for the clog and how...
by michael
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: S1 Vivaldi II - Flow problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: S1 Vivaldi II - Flow problems

chas:

I have the too long steam boiler refill problem; at the 60 second point +

could I get a little instruction on how to fix

thnx 8)
by michael
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Silicone long life Group Gaskets available
Replies: 49
Views: 19368

Re: Silicone long life Group Gaskets available

can I still get some s1 gaskets 8)
by michael
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: CCS New precision screens and baskets
Replies: 11
Views: 4444

Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

i get better looking shots with the new basket; found i need to grind just a touch less fine with the new baskets which seem to clean up easier; going to try the new screen set up later today; like the recess in the larger screen for the screw; now all we need is a new screw that sprays water as wel...
by michael
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

I must have missed that on the website, but im using the new larger precision basket in the bottomless I got from cc when I bought the older triple baskets

ive only had the basket for two days so too soon for me to come to any opinion on these, but would be interested in knowing what others think 8)
by michael
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: CCS New precision screens and baskets
Replies: 11
Views: 4444

Re: CCS New precision screens and baskets

Baskets are in stock at cc; screens are still a few weeks away I think; I'm going to try my new baskets when I get back from the weekend; hopefully the new baskets produce the results reported for the vst models 8)
by michael
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

baskets and new shower screen still a few weeks away 8)
by michael
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

thanks; im going to try the ridgeless ones; are the new shower screens in as well 8)
by michael
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

so when are the new precision baskets supposed to be available 8)
by michael
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

The one post i saw on the T baskets was not a rave; hopefully,these are more vst like; I'm definitely there for a set 8)
by michael
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

theres a facebook post from ccs about the new 53mm baskets and precision shower screens :mrgreen:
by michael
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

does anybody know what happened with the possibility of VST baskets for the vivaldi 8)
by michael
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Vario W or Mazer Mini E or something else?
Replies: 28
Views: 8256

Re: Vario W or Mazer Mini E or something else?

kony e is a great coffee toy even with the grinds retention

i have a vario we use for drip; its ok for that 8)
by michael
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Vario W or Mazer Mini E or something else?
Replies: 28
Views: 8256

Re: Vario W or Mazer Mini E or something else?

I agree with chas; get a large, doserless mazer and you don't have to think about getting a new grinder 8)
by michael
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

does anyone know when the vst baskets will be available from chris coffee 8)
by michael
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Stumptown hairbender
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: Stumptown hairbender

triple basket; im using the one with the bottomless portafilter i got from cc a while ago, its a little larger than some of the earlier ones i have i got the recommendation from someone at stumptown in response to my e mail; i generally drink hairbender when im at home in nyc let me know what you th...
by michael
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

love it

absolutely on my list for new coffee toys :bounce:
by michael
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Stumptown hairbender
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: Stumptown hairbender

try the hairbender at 93 degrees, 20gs of coffee for 1.5 oz 8)
by michael
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: Ask Chris Coffee
Replies: 31
Views: 8142

Re: Ask Chris Coffee

thanks chas

any chance of getting some better baskets for the 53mm size; that would be great 8)
by michael
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: S1 Dream & S1 Dream T Pre-launch Discussions
Topic: Ask Chris Coffee
Replies: 31
Views: 8142

Ask Chris Coffee

what is the size of the portafilter or will the new machine be able to use vst baskets

will the machine be able to do pressure profiling

will the brew temperature be in 1 degree or less F increments 8)
by michael
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: New LaSpaziale
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

New LaSpaziale

does anyone have any information on the new machine that i saw mentioned on home barista 8)
by michael
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

why do you think this basket would be better 8)
by michael
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: Basket Improvements
Replies: 114
Views: 45936

Re: Basket Improvements

i think a better basket would be great. where do i sign up 8)
by michael
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Your ONE favorite change to improve your coffee?
Replies: 12
Views: 4972

Re: Your ONE favorite change to improve your coffee?

i like this thread

three things for me

1. better distribution of grinds!

2. better beans, currently liking hairbender and some of the verve coffees, and figuring out the correct doses and temperatures

3. my mazzer e grinders 8)
by michael
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Suggested Improvements
Topic: My timer keeps great time. NOT
Replies: 6
Views: 2594

Re: My timer keeps great time. NOT

so thats why my coffee machine comes on earlier than it used to 8)
by michael
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Gave in and bought the timer
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Re: Gave in and bought the timer

i always do the two warm up blanks to get the portafilter and the nose up to temp timer is a little dark ages and difficult to adjust after youve been away from it for a while (like when you have to reset it at dst), but having the warmed up machine when you get up is great if you dont already have ...
by michael
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water from steam wand
Replies: 7
Views: 3370

Re: water from steam wand

thanks; had never realized this part of machine was so fine tuned :mrgreen:
by michael
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water from steam wand
Replies: 7
Views: 3370

Re: water from steam wand

so it seems my fill probe had risen up; pushed down the probe, tightened up the nut, got out the excess water and it seems to be working normally; surprising how such a small change in the height of the fill probe could case so much water to come out of the boiler and the boiler to fill so often 8)
by michael
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water from steam wand
Replies: 7
Views: 3370

Re: water from steam wand

this is much too much water; not a burst but a steady stream :cry:
by michael
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water from steam wand
Replies: 7
Views: 3370

water from steam wand

im getting first water and eventually wet steam from the arm; is this a problem with the fill probe in the steam boiler

how do i fix; if its the probe, how do i access :-(
by michael
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: What's on your holiday espresso list?
Replies: 23
Views: 7651

Re: What's on your holiday espresso list?

the timer is great, particularly if youre operating in the 15 amp mode

when you wake up the machine is happening 8)
by michael
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Ceado E7
Replies: 56
Views: 14058

Re: Ceado E7

i know im in a minority here, but i like the mazzer e grinders even with the grind retention issues, large footprint and price 8)
by michael
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Grinder to go with the s1
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: Grinder to go with the s1

notwithstanding the grind retention issue, the mazzer electronic grinders are great; expensive, but lots of fun to use and no mess around the kitchen from the doser

highly recommended 8)
by michael
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: boiler refill
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Re: boiler refill

i had a bad sensor (my steam was too wet)and couldnt get some nut open to replace the sensor, so i sent the machine back to CC to replace the sensor after i got it back, the steam boiler took longer to fill and recently it seems to take even longer maybe i will time the refill later; how long does t...
by michael
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: boiler refill
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

boiler refill

my steam boiler is taking much longer to refill than i remember and seems to need to refill almost every time i turn the machine on; is this a problem waiting to happen

any thoughts on what to check 8)
by michael
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: Vario and Vivaldi
Replies: 183
Views: 58693

Re: Vario and Vivaldi

how much is the speedster these days 8)
by michael
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Preinfusion: How many of you are using it with the S1VII?
Replies: 22
Views: 8113

Re: Preinfusion: How many of you are using it with the S1VI

with 8 seconds of pi, how long do you run the shots after the pump comes on; whats your shot volume or weight on the shots with 8 seconds of pi 8)
by michael
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Generic Discussions about Pre-infusion
Topic: when to use pre-infusion
Replies: 0
Views: 3191

when to use pre-infusion

just curious if anyone has developed any guidelines for the use of pre-infusion; in my own use, i found that several coffees did show more improvement from pre-infusion than others, but was wondering how often, if at all, people were using the pre-infusion feature, what line pressure was being used,...
by michael
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Pride Page
Topic: My new Vivaldi II and Mini (Mazzer, that is)
Replies: 14
Views: 5139

Re: My new Vivaldi II and Mini (Mazzer, that is)

i like the S-5 arm with the four hole tip 8)
by michael
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Ordering Vivaldi II, need help
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Re: Ordering Vivaldi II, need help

got to get the new triple basket with the bottomless portafilter

i also like the slightly longer s5 steam arm 8)
by michael
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: All my Pitchers
Replies: 33
Views: 14122

Re: All my Pitchers

i have a small and a medium alessi; like the heft and the style, but sorry to say the round sticker on the small alessi is half off; any ideas on how to get it off completely w/o marking the pitcher also have an espro that i never had much success with, foam always comes out utra thick, and several ...
by michael
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: I only have 4 months to decide what machine to get
Replies: 12
Views: 2055

Re: I only have 4 months to decide what machine to get

go for the plumbed-in machine if you can 8)
by michael
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Triple Baskets
Topic: Genuine LaSpaziale Triple Baskets are here now!
Replies: 40
Views: 15253

Re: Genuine LaSpaziale Triple Baskets are here now!

the baskets are definitely larger than my existing triples; much more headroom at 20gs and room for more coffee; a clear upgrade from the older triples 8)
by michael
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Triple Baskets
Topic: The Annual Triple Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 6111

Re: The Annual Triple Poll

i would also like to get one of these triple baskets

is there a schedule; is this happening 8)
by michael
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Temp Measurements & Tools
Topic: Scace Graphs
Replies: 50
Views: 11320

Re: Scace Graphs

i finally hooked up my timer and i think its great. while i have not checked out the machine with the scace for a while, i found that the coffee tastes better when the machine has been on for 45 minutes to an hour as compared to the shot just after the lights stop blinking after around 10 - 15 minut...
by michael
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: The Macap MXKR-An Informal Writeup(Long)
Replies: 26
Views: 7811

Re: The Macap MXKR-An Informal Writeup(Long)

i find these detailed reviews helpful in deciding on new purchases since there are no home trial periods;

does anyone have any views/experience on the different flavor profiles between the kony e and the robur e 8)
by michael
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: timer set up
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: timer set up

thanks

tried the plug unplug last night before bed and there it was on in the morning 8)
by michael
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Coffee Beans, Grinders, & Roasters
Topic: Custom Roasts for the Vivaldi
Replies: 11
Views: 3934

Re: Custom Roasts for the Vivaldi

the ecco SO coffees are great; i generally brew them with 20gs (their recommendation) in a triple basket at 93 for some and 94 for the SDB and the yellow burbon with 3 sec pi; havent tried these at 92; generally try to keep the time to around 30 seconds also enjoy the new shakisso from counter cultu...
by michael
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: timer set up
Replies: 2
Views: 924

timer set up

i finally got around to setting up the timer with the easy to follow instructions, but it didnt come on this morning; i turned on the machine manually as always i do have the timer switch set to on; i noticed that during the time when it was supposed to be on, there was a line below the time indicat...
by michael
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Metal Drip Tray Mod
Replies: 57
Views: 23368

Re: Metal Drip Tray Mod

between the two, i would much rather have more/better temperature control than new side panels 8)
by michael
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Basket Size and Taste
Replies: 36
Views: 8931

Re: Basket Size and Taste

i had some great clarity from my 20g shot of ecco SdB in a short latte this morning 8)
by michael
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: WDT Cup?
Replies: 13
Views: 4827

Re: WDT Cup?

when i first started, i used a few techniqes to remove clumps in the portafilter, but then i gave them up; i tried nutating, but found that wasnt necessary either. now, i rotate the portafilter under the doserless to distribute the coffee as it comes out, tamp and it works - generally good looking p...
by michael
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: spaziale 53mm basket actual size
Replies: 8
Views: 4085

Re: spaziale 53mm basket actual size

i only see these small edge holes with one basket, so i have assumed they relate to basket size 8)
by michael
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: spaziale 53mm basket actual size
Replies: 8
Views: 4085

Re: spaziale 53mm basket actual size

while i have never orderd a custom tamper, on one of my baskets i often find on looking at the used puck a number of small holes along the edge of the basket where the basket meets the coffee. i have always assumed i am not getting a good seal because this basket is bigger than my others and that a ...
by michael
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Visit to LaSpaziale
Replies: 10
Views: 4226

Re: Visit to LaSpaziale

i would try the e mail if you have it 8)
by michael
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Pride Page
Topic: My Bench, and How it Came to Be
Replies: 10
Views: 4176

Re: My Bench, and How it Came to Be

when is the speedster report coming 8)
by michael
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Visit to LaSpaziale
Replies: 10
Views: 4226

Re: Visit to LaSpaziale

sounds great; any ideas on how to get some of the LS logo cups :bounce:
by michael
Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Normal backflush output?
Replies: 20
Views: 4151

Re: Normal backflush output?

fantastic :mrgreen:

never even thought of looking there for something like this
by michael
Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Normal backflush output?
Replies: 20
Views: 4151

Re: Normal backflush output?

very cool; latest model etc?

8) 8) 8)
by michael
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Normal backflush output?
Replies: 20
Views: 4151

Re: Normal backflush output?

so what did you purchase 8)
by michael
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water with steam
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Re: water with steam

thanks for the instructions; i definitely have too much water at the initial purge; its a bit of an initial stream, rather than a blast

are there any pictures available to point out the sensor stem, screws etc; i havent done this before :?:
by michael
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: water with steam
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

water with steam

im getting a lot more (too much it seems) water on my vivaldi II when i give the steam a quick blast to clear what used to be a small mount of water before steaming milk

any idea how to fix :-(
by michael
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Clean your grinder!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Re: Clean your grinder!!!

never did that when i first got the mazzer mini e grinder; just tried to grind the espresso between the two set marks on the adjustment collar, which of course turned out not to work, and eventually found the correct range on the grinder for most beans; i currently grind outside of the two points on...
by michael
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Clean your grinder!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Re: Clean your grinder!!!

very helpful; just one foolish question

what exactly do you mean by zero the burrs and how do you do it 8)
by michael
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Clean your grinder!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Re: Clean your grinder!!!

are there any detailed postings about taking apart, cleaning and getting a mazzer mini e back together 8)
by michael
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: VII General Q&A
Topic: Anything I should do to my new vivaldi II 0r just use it?
Replies: 25
Views: 6944

Re: Anything I should do to my new vivaldi II 0r just use it?

was there also a recomended time for pi 8)
by michael
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: dose size
Replies: 18
Views: 3926

Re: dose size

three things 1. isnt the electra a bit heavy to travel with 2. althought i pulled 15g shots when i first got my vivaldi, the basket seems empty these days at that level 3. although my success rate is not great, i often enjoy trying to a good latte in a new town; completely struck out in several atte...
by michael
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: dose size
Replies: 18
Views: 3926

Re: dose size

sounds like you are getting a new machine

what are you steppin up to 8)
by michael
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: dose size
Replies: 18
Views: 3926

dose size

i was wondering how much coffee people were using in their doubles there days. for me, i generally use 16.5gs for most coffees: black cat, toscano and the ecco blends. i started out at 15gs, but over time moved up to a larger dose maybe because the basket looked a little empty or because i saw the b...
by michael
Sun May 31, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Green Beans & Their Roasting
Topic: Intelligentsia SOs
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Re: Intelligentsia SOs

try the black cat so bolivian; super 8)
by michael
Tue May 26, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: The Cocobolo Project
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

Re: The Cocobolo Project

was looking for something to use as a shorter hopper on a kony so i could get it under my cabinets, any ideas?

does the mini mazzer e short hopper fit a kony 8)
by michael
Tue May 26, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: The Cocobolo Project
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

Re: The Cocobolo Project

looks super

is that some sort of short hopper on the major 8)
by michael
Mon May 18, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Reducing Steam Pressure?
Replies: 35
Views: 16662

Re: Reducing Steam Pressure?

for me, the organic valley brand 2% never gets thick enough for milk drinks; sometimes i can get the horizon 2% to thicken, but not always 8)
by michael
Mon May 18, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Reducing Steam Pressure?
Replies: 35
Views: 16662

Re: Reducing Steam Pressure?

i have also found that most of the organic milks with not froth well (remain thin); i now only use nonorganic 2% and it works well 8)
by michael
Thu May 07, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: The New Arrivals
Replies: 21
Views: 5917

Re: The New Arrivals

so you can use a doser with only one shot of coffee in it? 8)
by michael
Wed May 06, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: The New Arrivals
Replies: 21
Views: 5917

Re: The New Arrivals

what do you do with the ground coffee in the doser when you are only making a shot or two 8)
by michael
Wed May 06, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: uneven extraction
Replies: 48
Views: 17061

Re: uneven extraction

the grinder is a mazzer major electronic; the beans are black cat

i thought the mazzer mini e was a good grinder with adequate sized burrs; if not that, what do you recommend

whats comforts food espresso; i sense its a pejorative 8)
by michael
Wed May 06, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: uneven extraction
Replies: 48
Views: 17061

Re: uneven extraction

No pics, just my story. I give Kaffe 1668 5 stars and Cafe Grumpy 3 stars. Kaffe 1668 coffee was excellent. I tried an espresso, a macchiato, and a cap (on two different days!) All were excellent with good latte art. Kaffe 1668 was on par with my GS3 shots. I've recently had some shots with the GS3...
by michael
Wed May 06, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: uneven extraction
Replies: 48
Views: 17061

Re: uneven extraction

i thought the mini e was a good grinder, no?

when i purchased the mazzer, i wanted something doserless since im a 1 maybe 2 coffee guy in the morning and thats it, so i didnt want to have all that coffee in the doser;

is the major you purchased a doser or the new doserless model 8)
by michael
Wed May 06, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: uneven extraction
Replies: 48
Views: 17061

Re: uneven extraction

i have a mazzer mini e; my shots are consistent and very good (crema, taste, mouthfeel etc.), but generally not quite as good as the coffee i get at kaffe 8)
by michael
Tue May 05, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: uneven extraction
Replies: 48
Views: 17061

Re: uneven extraction

i think kaffe has the best coffee in ny; to say that the coffee from kaffe taste like what you get from the GS/3 is quite the endorsement for the GS/3; while i do get shots on the S1 that are just like kaffe, that is not always the case; could be time to think about trading up 8)
by michael
Fri May 01, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: uneven extraction
Replies: 48
Views: 17061

Re: uneven extraction

make sure you also check out kaffe at 275 greenwich in tribeca, best black cat 8)
by michael
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Something isn't right
Replies: 28
Views: 5172

Re: Something isn't right

how do you clean the mazzer; which mazzer do you have 8)
by michael
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: Dose Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Dose Poll

in the double basket, generally around 15g plus .4 for what remains in the mini e; also get some great pours with black cat and the cafe ecco coffees at 16.5 (17gs on the black cat bolivian) 8)
by michael
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: mazzer mini e
Replies: 7
Views: 3087

Re: mazzer mini e

where did you get the burrs; did you use the ceramic burrs 8)
by michael
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: mazzer mini e
Replies: 7
Views: 3087

Re: mazzer mini e

what do you mean by settled down?

how long should the burrs last before needing replacement; i have 2 mini e grinders; one grinds within the mazzer stocker band while the other has moved 5 or so notches finer; any thoughts on why that has happened 8)
by michael
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Coffee Grinders
Topic: mazzer mini e
Replies: 7
Views: 3087

mazzer mini e

how difficult is it to change the grinding burrs on the mazzer mini e and are there any issues with getting them in at the correct start point; is there a resounce for this with directions; are there options available for the burrs? one of my mini mazzer e requires a setting maybe 5 notches finer th...
by michael
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Pre-Roasted Beans
Topic: black cat bolivian
Replies: 0
Views: 1017

black cat bolivian

recently tried the black cat organic bolivian espresso and really liked it; has anyone else tried this coffee 8)
by michael
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Diffuser Mods?
Replies: 13
Views: 5769

Re: Diffuser Mods?

what does the water look like coming from the GS/3 8)
by michael
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Average Offset?
Replies: 38
Views: 7786

Re: Average Offset?

is it possible that the offset has to be reset from time to time; not sure why that would be necessary, but i noticed that john mentioned that he recently adusted the offset on his machine; when i had to send my machine back to cc for a repair, i asked them to confirm the temp offset and they said t...
by michael
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Average Offset?
Replies: 38
Views: 7786

Re: Average Offset?

i had a similar experience with my offset setting; my machine was set by chris coffee at -2, but when i tested it with the scace i found i was off by 4 degrees (the black cat was always tasting a bit sour at their recommended temperature, but with my machine i was brewing it at 89); unfortunately, t...
by michael
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Help with divots in puck
Replies: 15
Views: 5592

Re: Help with divots in puck

for me, i find that generally the minor flaws in the puck do not affect taste 8)
by michael
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Pursuit of the God Shot
Topic: Help with divots in puck
Replies: 15
Views: 5592

Re: Help with divots in puck

you can get 18gs in a standard double basket?

i do my doubles at 15gs plus a bit for the part that gets left in the mazzer e; i can get 19-20gs in a triple basket

i thought the idea was not to have a big mark on the puck from the nut 8)
by michael
Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Average Offset?
Replies: 38
Views: 7786

Re: Average Offset?

my newer machine is now set at +2; adjusted by cc during a recent repair and confirmed by me with the scace my older machine (also from cc) was set at -2 on receipt; checked with scace recently and reset to 0 and need the newer software since the temperature is still 2 degrees too low according to t...
by michael
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Scace Device vs Styro Cup method
Replies: 12
Views: 4134

Re: Scace Device vs Styro Cup method

how do you calibrate the scace/fluke 8)
by michael
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: General Q&A
Topic: How long did your original brew group gasket last?
Replies: 34
Views: 7186

Re: How long did your original brew group gasket last?

coming up on two years for me on the weekend machine; machine is on maybe 4 - 5 hours per day on weekends 8)
by michael
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: VII In Warranty Problems
Topic: blue smoke
Replies: 18
Views: 4902

Re: blue smoke

the response from the repair people at cc was "the fuse", beyond that, i have never looked around the inside back part of the machine 8)

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