Post By TC
Compak k3 problem, please help me fix thi
So recently like 2 weeks ago, i jst bought vibiemme domobar super as a espresso machine,, and compak k3 as a grinder.
so heres the problem
ive set the compak k3 to its finest, but my brewing time wayy too fast, i took double shots 17g and the brew time around 11 sec after the first drip my cups already full.. And heres another problem that relate to the brewing time.. My pressure gauge never reach 8 to 9(which ive set the brew time to 8.5) it ALWAYS stop at 3.5 to 4 when i took some shots. And because of that the flow of the espresso way too fast.
first i thought maybe its because of my tamp.. But i think i tamped it evenly enogh and i used both automatic tamp(which it will *click when you reach 30pound) and the manual one.
So because of that i assume theres something wrong with my compak k3 grinder, it looks like its not producing fine enpugh for my espresso.. Or maybe im wrong.. Please give me any suggestion or solution to this problem..
Have you discussed this with the vendor from whom you bought your machines?
Yes already, but they havent respond me yet.. Thts why i need a suggestion from here also.. Because maybe i did something wrong when i make espresso..
How did you establish that the K3 was grinding at its finest setting? Where are you getting your beans from? Are they fresh?
If you are in a city, maybe approach your local cafe and ask if you can buy a small amount of appropriately ground coffee, put it in a sealed jar, go home and see whether the problem re brewing times is repeated.
It's pretty hard to tell without observing your technique.
Some K3 grinders have a retaining pin to ensure that the burrs don't go together.
This coupled with beginner technique (underdose and/or stale beans) can lead to quick shots.
Check technique first- dose a double with circa 18g freshly roasted (i.e in the last 3 weeks, not from a supermarket) coffee and adjust grind for pour. If the problem persists, return it to your dealer for adjustment. It's a 5 minute task.