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    EM480 & Nemox fenice

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Does anybody use a EM480 with a Nemox Fenice? I would appreciate some advice on the best grind setting to use, my new Fenice arrived today and it will save me wasting a bit of coffee.

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    Re: EM480 & Nemox fenice

    said it before, say it again: there is no one best grind setting on the 0480. Depending on the grinder, machine, barista, coffee, etc the correct grind can be almost anywhere.

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    Re: EM480 & Nemox fenice

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt King link=1156248618/0#1 date=1156285977
    said it before, say it again: there is no one best grind setting on the 0480. Depending on the grinder, machine, barista, coffee, etc the correct grind can be almost anywhere.
    I second that comment. For instance, Im using a grind setting of 22 (even though the manual says espresso should be set between 12-16) on the EM0480/\/EM6900 combo - Any lower number and the machine chokes... Depends on Bean density etc. Im sure if I get a different Bean, it may change...

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    Re: EM480 & Nemox fenice

    wasting coffee - shucks, buy some green beans at something under $10 a kilo, maybe a bit over with freight depending where you are, and roast your own - then waste away. Thats still around $15 for a kilo of beans after roasting loss. Taking into account a 20g consumption per double-basket shot, thats $15/50, or just $0.30 per shot (and if you use say 4g less thats $0.24).

    Perhaps instead of worrying about the number, you can have a look at the resulting ground coffee.

    Coffee for espresso should be powderlike, not so fine that its like talc but also not coarse like sugar, not even caster sugar. Whack some beans in, grind a small amount and look at the result and adjust bit by bit. That should help get you into the right ballpark reasonably quick and without grinding a whole basket full and pulling a shot. But beware, I dont think youll be able to tell the difference between a 10 second gusher and a 45 second almost clogged shot by sight alone. Youre going to have to waste some coffee anyway ;)

    Really, its a small price to pay for great coffee - and youre going to have to do it over and over and over as you try new suppliers or if youre home roasting as you change beans.



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