RocknPop Senior Member Joined: 13 Oct 2012 Posts: 11 Location: Chicago Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Thu May 9, 2013, 9:20am Subject: Gaggia 8002 MDF with Saeco Barista
I just bought a Gaggia 8002 MDF Burr Grinder and I wanted to get your input as to what the best settings and procedures are.
I bough the grinder solely to grind the beans in the morning before I pull shots for my cortados and iced lattes before work.
A few questions I have off the top of my head: - how fine is too fine (can I damage the machine? - the logic here is that the pump would be overworked if water can't get through - The Saeco Barista has a pressurized portafilter and it's a single boiler machine - does this make a difference? - What are some tricks or tips with this machine? - I know I should clean the machine often, other tips on maintenance? - Any other comments would be greatly appreciated
So I converted the portafilter to non-pressurized but I'm having trouble brewing. It seems as the grain is too thin and preventing the water to come down. I'm grinding on a 4 setting. Is this normal? Should I be using a heavier setting?
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