calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 8,215 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32 Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Msl. Com. brewers Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Fri Sep 27, 2013, 9:50am Subject: Re: Ascaso Broken Dreams - Help a gal out
HEY, CONGRATS!!!!! GREAT TO HEAR! Check out the linked page above, good advice. PLEASE DO ask any questions here, no question is too basic, we will have you lovin that machine and it's product ASAP! :D
Now, to echo a question above, what grinder do you have? A grinder is not optional with espresso, the grind MUST be adjusted for every time you pull shots, you must have fresh, less than two weeks from the day they were roasted beans, ESP in espresso, the age of the beans is a very short life time, two weeks and you are on the down hill side of good, quickly heading into nasty.
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
JoyLeon Senior Member Joined: 20 Sep 2013 Posts: 6 Location: Canada Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013, 1:38pm Subject: Re: Ascaso Broken Dreams - Help a gal out
As you can see I am not the speediest of repliers. Thank you both for the aswesome tips!
To answer your question regarding the grinder, at present I don't own one. So I've borrowed my dad's Rocky (since he's currently not drinking coffee... insane I know). I haven't had too much time to play around with my machine or the grinder due to a busy schedule, but I'll be doing a fair share of reading up on things before I boldly go. :D
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