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wretched
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Espresso: La Spaz S1 V2, Andreja...
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Posted Sun Jan 14, 2007, 12:25am
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Posted January 13, 2007 link

Yikes. How many espressos did you have today?
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geertdevries
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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2007, 5:21am
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Great review! How much difference is there between the stepped m4 for finetuning the coffeegrind? Are the steps of finetuning too coarse or will it work fine? Some people say that you also can finetune in between the steps. So that makes it also kind of stepless...
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Millenium
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Espresso: Isomac Millenium
Posted Tue Jul 3, 2007, 3:45am
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Hi,

Great review. In actual fact, I guess I'm now leaning towards the Macap more than the Mazzer Mini.
One question though: Macap web site (www.macap.it) highlightes the fact that the M4 and M5 have a Stepless adjustment system. Could this be a new version of the machine?

Thanks,
Noam
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ItalianWay
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Posted Wed Jul 25, 2007, 2:16pm
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Great review.

Can you tell us how many seconds difference if you change one step for one shot?  Of course, I mean without changing the dose.
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Teme
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Posted Wed Jul 25, 2007, 3:30pm
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If I recall correctly, a step in the Macap results in approximately 2 seconds change in the pour time (all other things being equal). These days the Macap is also available with stepless adjustment if you intend to use it for espresso only.

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