katit Senior Member Joined: 29 Jan 2012 Posts: 59 Location: St Louis Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Thu Aug 15, 2013, 7:55am Subject: Having problem pulling a good shot lately
Here is my procedure. I use espro tamper.
Tamp single push
Tamp again (second push and give it a twist)
Nothing changed but lately I start to observe strange symptoms. Pre-infusion times look good. First it starts brewing as it should, nicely and steady. But in couple of seconds it just starts to really pour down and I get no crema (obviously)
I tried to play with a grind but smaller grind affects preinfusion and how it starts, eventually it brews fast and quick. It's almost like pressure "lifts a puck" or something like that. Not sure what to look for.
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