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    bubbles in crema?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    can anybody help me with this problem? im not getting nice extraction and im not sure what the cause is. im getting alot of crema but its a bit dark and bubbly.. ive tried to adjust the grind but not really helping.. does anybody know why?
    btw the coffee is really fresh and the machine is clean
    thnx

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    Re: bubbles in crema?

    Gday Ugotitbad,
    When you say that your coffee is fresh, how fresh do you mean?
    Coffee that is really fresh, very soon after roasting, can cause a lot of bubbles in the crema when the coffee is extracted.
    What sort of machine and grinder are you using? A bit more info and your problems can probably be solved.
    All the best,
    Steve

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    Re: bubbles in crema?

    im using coffico coffee and its about 4-5 days after roasting.. im using an Azkoyen Capriccio Automatic grinder and a san remo 2 group

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    Re: bubbles in crema?

    That would sound fairly normal for a freshly roasted bean to me. Once you let your coffee sit for a moment or two, how much liquid do you end up with?

    And as for the crema being dark, well, that is what you want as well, IMO.

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    Re: bubbles in crema?

    Overly dark crema and bubbles can both be caused by a machine that is running too hot.

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    Re: bubbles in crema?

    the crema is also dissipating quite quickly

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    Re: bubbles in crema?

    Sometimes I have crema that dissipates quickly - usually when the beans are starting to get a bit older. Though if the beans are only 5 days post roast they may still have a lot od gas in them which will give you a large crema which settles pretty quickly once the gas dissipates.

    Also some bean varieties also tend to lose crema quickly too.

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    Re: bubbles in crema?

    How does the coffee taste?

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    Re: bubbles in crema?

    try the same coffee again a few days later its probably still degassing

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    Re: bubbles in crema?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    the coffee tastes ok its probly just a bit too fresh .. thanx for the responses



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