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    And it broke again...
    I suspect it may actually have something to do with the pin getting rotated and twisted, causing more tension and pressure requirements. Not quite sure how to resolve this other than to use it without the pin at all. It will occur everytime I take it apart for cleaning...

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    what i am observing lately myself is if you are grinding to very fine espresso powder, you need to use a paper filter to prevent clogging. If you are using Hario hand grinder, 3 clicks from the finest settings gave me quite decent results.

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    Hi everyone, let me answer few questions here:
    1- Non-pressurized mode : You should keep the spring in position. It's the small rubber ball slot inside the spring that must be removed.
    2- No coffee out : There is two possibilities
    a) the inlet valve (orange cross) get stuck so it won't let water going inside the pumping system. As suggested, try to push it down.
    b) the coffee grind you are using is too fine, so the inner pressure is too high and our safety valve redirect water into the water tank. Try to use coarser grind to lower the inner pressure.
    If a) and b) don't fix anything (no coffee out) so please contact support@wacaco.com for a replacement.

    I hope those answers will help some of you.
    Have a nice day.

    Hugo
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    I’ve taken the spring out permenately to use it unpressurised - I’ll put the spring back and remove the ball! FYI I contacted wacaco and asked how to unpressurise and their instructions weren’t very clear

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyDaisy View Post
    Yes...
    This happened to me a few days ago. Have not been able to get anything out of it since... Did the support line tell you how to resolve it? Or was it a case of return to sender...
    I found a youtube video with this comment on it, didn't help me though. Even without any beans in it and the spring back in place nothing comes through.
    Yeah, support told me to fiddle with the + valve bit and pump water through it until it came good. Spent 30mins pumping water through to no avail, so i returned it for warranty (to Mountain Designs). 3 weeks later there was no reply from the distro so i just requested a refund.

    While it is cool im not sure its reliable enough for my purposes.

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    Update: Kicked in and has been working over the Christmas break. The Australian distributer got in contact fairly quickly and shipped a replacement straight to me.
    Since it started working I just Returned to Sender the package unopened.
    I ordered and received the barista kit and I must say, it is much more forgiving. 16g baskets make a huge difference, and the extra insert to make everything fit makes it easier to unscrew if you fasten it all too tight.

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    First post after months of lurking.

    I travel a lot. Have been using the Handpresso (original model) for a few years... makes a better coffee with ESE pods than vast majority of coffees available in the remote and rural places I visit for work. But I'm currently in Alice Springs with the Nanopresso - with the pod adapter. I'm seeking advice on what I know will be a compromise between taste and what's practically achievable/locally available.

    I've been drinking piccolos made with a variety of pods... have had to put a few small holes in the smaller cone shaped end of some of them before brewing - because the pods are too short or made of material too hard for the spikes on the pod adaptor to do it. The results are passable - better than coffees I've tasted in town and better than ground supermarket coffee. Am particularly happy with some pods made by a mob in Melbourne who use compostible capsules and seem to get their pods out to you relatively fresh - please don't flame me, I'm a newbie

    I've found some locally roasted beans in a local cafe and keen to give them a go in the Nanopresso. But I can't find a decent hand grinder locally - already have a Hario Skerton at home and will bring it with me in future. So I'm considering the very cheap electric grinders available in the local stores (blades). I know that neither will approach the quality of coffee brewed with recently roasted beans ground with a quality grinder immediately before brewing. But I wonder if people think that I can do better with a crap grinder and good beans than I can with pods.
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    I would think that a blade grinder may end up pulverising it too fine. Which would make it very easy to choke the device

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    Hi guys. A work colleague got a minipresso for xmas and i've had the opportunity to try it out at work the last few nights. I had been thinking of getting one to use while camping but the online video's and reviews weren't quite getting me over the line.

    Having now used it, i was quite impressed with it and have now ordered a nanopresso (flybuys points) of my own for use while camping.

    The only thing is it only comes standard with one basket, so i'd like to buy the barista kit that is available for it.

    For those that have this kit, where did you buy it from? I'm in adelaide, so is there any local shops that may have it, or is it an online only proposition? I notice wacaco don't have an australian warehouse so not keen on getting it shipped from the US. Probably wouldn't arrive soon enough. hoping to use it over easter.

    Thanks.

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    Have a look at the Staresso over the minipresso or nanopresso.
    Makes a much better coffee as the basket is bigger and the design means that it is more user friendly as well as all parts replaceable fairly cheaply.
    I had a few days to play with all these types and the Staresso wins hands down for me. It even compared we’ll to a shot off the La Marzocco PB Linea at work

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    ok, so my nanopresso arrived and within very short time it now appears to have a similar problem to others on here. The piston pump doesn't pop all the way out after being pushed in. Therefore, due to not having the full stroke available, it doesn't build any pressure. Is this the same problem that others mentioned? If i manually pull the handle out all the way each time, then it still produces a drink, but its certainly not as user friendly if you have to pull and push, rather than just have it spring out by itself.

    Does this sound like the pressure relief valve stuck open like others had or a different problem? I've sent an email to Wacaco but no reply yet. Nanopresso is less than a week old. Barista kit is on order.

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    I was going to order one of these to try but these reports aren't instilling me with confidence...

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    Just spent Easter camping and my new one worked perfectly.

    I have no problem recommending it still despite the issues with the first one. Wacaco customer service is the best I've experienced.

    Having said that someone brought this to my attention which looks pretty good
    www.kohiplus.com

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    Hi there, I am new to the forum but have used the MiniPresso and NanoPresso NS a lot. My Nespresso pods keep bursting (the foil side) and flooding the coffee with granules; is this happening to anyone else? It happens about 50% of the time - very frustrating. Any ideas guru's. Hugo?

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Sorry, I use coffee grinds with mine.

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