Originally Posted by 3D2B382F214A0 link=1234580894/0#0 date=1234580894Single PF should provide approx 20 - 25 sec and *del 25 - 30ml of espressoI am currently grinding on the 10 setting with romacafe beans. Earlier I had it on 6-7 but it took much more than 25 seconds to half fill the cup. I realize now I was probably putting in 100 ml of coffee
A double PF should take *25 - 30 sec and del approx 50 - 60 ml of espresso.
For many reasons including many different beans and PF basket sizes, these values are guides...
If your pulling 70 , 80 , 100ml from a single grind and tamp (Single or Double) then the result will be less than great... In fact crap... Over extracted.
A long *black for eg is one or two shots of espresso and topped with hot water... Every one have their own ration that they may like.. *But it is not just a matter of letting the system run untill the cup is full.
OH... Fresh beans from a local roaster... Supermarket stuff and a lot of teh stuff from the so called Coffee chains... Is not always that great and often just plain stale.