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    Espresso expressing too fast

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    I have a sunbeam EM5600 which is our first espresso machine. At this stage we do not have a grinder so are having to purchase ground beans. We got some of the vacuum packed beans and the machine was expressing them in around 6-7 seconds. So I went to a local coffee supplier and got them to grind them. Same thing. It does not seem to make any difference how hard I tamp them and the grind seems fine.

    Is something wrong with the machine?

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    Re: Espresso expressing too fast

    nope!

    Its because the coffee is stale. Coffee goes stale in a matter of minutes after grinding. Freshly roasted and degassed beans are the only way to go...grinding right before youre about to make espresso.

    Grinder and fresh beans will solve 100% of your problem.

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    Re: Espresso expressing too fast

    Just to back up Wushoes, I save a few left over grounds to re-season my machine after its weekly clean.

    The pour blondes almost immediately and gushes out, as opposed to freshly ground beans which run through as expected.
    Same beans, different age.

    Stale = gush
    Fresh = nice pour

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    Re: Espresso expressing too fast

    OK thanks people.. work has started on convincing the better half that we need a grinder.. and not the Breville blade choppy thing that they threw in for free with the espresso machine ::)

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    Re: Espresso expressing too fast

    You gets what you pays for.

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    Re: Espresso expressing too fast

    Quote Originally Posted by Nety link=1180244797/0#3 date=1180430524
    OK thanks people.. work has started on convincing the better half that we need a grinder.. and not the Breville blade choppy thing that they threw in for free with the espresso machine ::)
    Need to know what your budget limits are first Nety :-?

    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs by the way :) [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Mal.



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