D4F Senior Member Joined: 15 Mar 2012 Posts: 1,811 Location: USA Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID Grinder: Preciso
Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 9:37am Subject: Re: Just got a new machine.... help!
Tons of crema but lighter must mean light color? I am not sure that I would worry about color if it tastes good. Hopefully light does not mean lots of blonding?? I use about 17 gms and about 25 - 28 seconds and adjust the grind and tamp for this. You might try about 17 gms if it fits without pushing into the screen. I am using Espressoparts basket
steamer Senior Member Joined: 11 Feb 2005 Posts: 849 Location: socal Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic and Espresso Grinder: Baratza Vario-w and Virtuoso Vac Pot: Krubs Moka Brew Drip: TechV, and many more Roaster: Hottop, IRoast2,...
Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 11:11am Subject: Re: Just got a new machine.... help!
I have a Gaggia "Espresso Model" some what the same as the classic, but no 3-way valve. I use a Baratza Virtuoso grinder. My setting on the grinder is right around 10, sometimes 9.5. I reset my burrs about two years ago. I do get the good 2.0 oz shots in the 23-30 second time slot, 9 seconds from pump on to first flow of coffee.
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