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    myalfa
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    BFC Vittoria single group

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    Hi,

    I just picked up a BFC Vittoria single group machine to upgrade from my Silvia. I am having trouble with getting a solid puck after the brew. The puck is solid but there is always a little chunk left on the shower screen. I am grinding with a Rocky, the brews a good. Can anyone help?

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    Re: BFC Vittoria single group

    grind a little coarser and tamp a little harder. Nice machine btw, i have the same one (although mine just blew an element :( )

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    Re: BFC Vittoria single group

    Quote Originally Posted by 36223A373D3A5B0 link=1328123278/0#0 date=1328123278
    there is always a little chunk left on the shower screen
    sounds like its a little over-dosed. The puck swells up with water so it will be higher than when you lock it in dry. Its normal to have a couple of grinds on the screen from turbulence, but not usually a chunk. Each machine / basket is different so dont just dose it the same way you used to do the Silvia. Have you tried the 5c test on this one?

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    myalfa
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    Re: BFC Vittoria single group

    I have gradually been making the grind finer because I couldnt tamp any harder. Coffee flow rate is good. I had been over dosing - I found i could dose to the mark in the basket. I think I have the dose right now.

    I have seen the 5C test referred to - how does it work?

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    myalfa
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    Re: BFC Vittoria single group

    I just found the 5c test - I will give it a go. Maybe I am overdosing. It just seems that any less coffee affects the quality of the puck. Thanks for your help.

    Sorry to hear about the boiler :( I am very happy with my Vittoria. I cannot belive the difference to the Silvia!

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    Re: BFC Vittoria single group

    Weighed the dose this morning, turns out I was over-dosing. A great shot and a perfect biscuit-like puck. Thanks for the help!

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    Re: BFC Vittoria single group

    hehe - onward and upward!



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