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    Any Rancilio snobs in Sydney?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hey guys,

    Picked up my Rocky Friday (huzzah!) and have been having a ggod play with it over the weekend. Id really like to visit someone who has their machines dialled in so I can see the pour etc and know what Im aiming for. Actually, if you have images of good pours you could just post them up on this thread. Probably a little more convenient. That extends to everyone :)

    Ive had fat, foamy crema only pours through to pungent over extracted slow drips in my playing, and knowing what speed a good pour should come out at would be very helpful.


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    Re: Any Rancilio snobs in Sydney?

    Well I got my Silvia a few months ago and Im in Sydney. I played with it a good week with 500 grams of beans to get used to the machine and develop my skills on it. Though I cant say I make perfect espresso I certainly get good pours and a nice cuppa. The picture in my profile is a pic of one of my espressos with that machine.


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    Re: Any Rancilio snobs in Sydney?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    "fat" bubbly crema can sometimes be caused by beans which havent been rested sufficiently after roasting.

    You dont want the pour gushing out in 10 seconds flat... aim for about 18-20 grams in the double basket, to pour out in about 25 seconds, with crema the darker the better. A rusty colour would be great, a pale off-white definitely not good. Thin streams have a better extraction, wide ones indicate a coarse grind, a soft tamp or not enough coffee.

    Will try to take some photos.


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