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Thread: need advice re Gaggia Classic

  1. #1
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    need advice re Gaggia Classic

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi, Newbie here. I have a second hand gaggia classic, and have done a home barista course locally (respected venue).

    I just cant seem to make a coffee thats right. Im doing all the things I was taught, and we grind fresh beans each time we use it, but the coffee tastes either watery or bitter. The beans we buy are used at several local coffee shops and they taste fine there.

    Any advice on what I should do next?

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    Jun 2010

    Re: need advice re Gaggia Classic

    should grind to get coffee running from group slowly 20s to 30s
    also use same amount of coffee and tamp each time.

    make sure machine is warmed up well at least 5 to 10 minutes, portafilla should be hot, try brew espresso when ready light comes on, (this means its hottest temp as thermostat turns off ) , see how it taste. then try brew when ready light turns off (temp at coolest, thermostat just turn on)

    gaggia do have a wide temp swing , you can temp surf by timing from when read light goes off or on.

    you can do search on youtube to see people brewing espresso to get idea of time and volume poured.

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