Maybe try without the foam enhancer on. Look on youtube to see if you can find some good tips or troll through the "Milk froth and bubbles" forum. You should be able to foam a smaller amount but you will be limited as to the length of the steam wand. You will always waste some milk with macchiato! I think 1/4 of a cup would be close to your minimum.Originally Posted by 687C7A7A606C6B7C6D6D6168090 link=1278162673/0#0 date=1278162673
Your machine will have the double wall crema enhancing basket (filter), your next step to a more perfect coffee will be buying a good quality burr grinder and a un-pressurised basket. You can mod the one you have by drilling out the bottom hole of your basket.... carefully! there is a small space between the two basket walls and you do not want to perforate the inner wall!!!! If you do you will only contribute to landfill!Originally Posted by 687C7A7A606C6B7C6D6D6168090 link=1278162673/0#0 date=1278162673
If you drill out the bottom wall and do not have a grinder or use old pre-ground coffee (read: supermarket coffee), you will end up with weak, crema free coffee which will taste like a step backwards!!!!! If you want to stick to pre-ground, I wouldnt do the de-pressurised basket mod!!