- My new coffee machine just arrived
I have the De Longhi 15bar espresso machine. Great after a few failed attempts!
Common errors from “Barrista Virgins” are, not enough coffee, too much water, not enough tamp.
The De Longhi has a fantastic frother, but needs a good scoop and a half, and a tight tamp to dispense half an espresso cupful ( a double)
I normally use Lavazza Qualita Rossa, ready ground, but having treated myself to some freshly ground Taylors Italian Espresso and a small bag of Java Jampit, I’m in the market for a grinder.
Can anyone tell me why I need to spend more than £35-£40 on a Krups/Delonghi/Cuisinart type burr grinder?Posted 6 years agomikewsmithMember
Ok as the non coffee drinking coffee maker of the house it took a little time to master it.
Good coffee freshly ground
Make sure everything is hot including the cup
Plenty of it in the filter
Plenty of pressure
Hit the go button.
For latte etc once the milking right pour down the side of the cup.
Have a look online for some videosPosted 6 years agoMrSmithMember
Your gaggia may come with a ‘perfect crema device’ which is basically a shite coffee forced crema basket which should be thrown in the bin and a normal double basket purchased (if it doesn’t come with one already)
May be worth keeping it if you are only going to use stale poor quality pre-ground coffee from supermarkets or anything that has a use by date (it’s already stale) instead of a roasting date ( it’s likely to be fresh)Posted 6 years agoTooTallMember
I just use the plastic tamper that came with my machine. It’s all about the pressure you apply Shirley.
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Can anyone tell me why I need to spend more than £35-£40 on a Krups/Delonghi/Cuisinart type burr grinder?
because, in my experience, the Krups is pish and will die on you before you get £1 worth of use from it.Posted 6 years ago
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