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    Restoring my fathers old manual espresso machine

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    Hi guys,

    Ive just brought back the espresso machine that my father used probably 20-30 years ago.

    The pump was broken and the heater was calcified, so the people who brought it back to life, put a new pump, a 12bar saeco, and they use a liquid to de-calcify it.

    I been using it for a few days now, and there are a few things i cant figure out why they are happening.

    i dont have a grinder so i bought mine in a coffee shop already grinded.

    1 the coffee is pouring too fast
    2 the coffe is having a bit of a metal taste

    what can i do with this 2 problems ?

    ps: sorry about my english.

    Here are some photos





    Edited to correct the links.

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    Re: Restoring my fathers old manual espresso machine

    Get a decent grinder. Pouring too fast can mean the grind is not fine enough and or stale coffee. Also we cant see any of the photos u posted

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    Re: Restoring my fathers old manual espresso machine

    Quote Originally Posted by 1F3D373A5E0 link=1331747315/0#0 date=1331747314
    1 the coffee is pouring too fast
    You need a decent grinder so you can grind just prior to brewing, as well as being able to adjust the grind for a proper pour. Does your machine use a single or double walled basket?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1F3D373A5E0 link=1331747315/0#0 date=1331747314
    2 the coffe is having a bit of a metal taste
    The machine needs to have more water run through it to flush out all of the descaling chemicals.


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    Re: Restoring my fathers old manual espresso machine

    Just a thought - does your portafilter have a basket?



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