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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Dec 2019

    Help Please: Confusion about machine setup (grind, portafilter size, programming)

    Hey there experts,
    Newbie looking for some guidance.
    I have an old commercial grade espresso machine that I am getting dialed in.
    Using the 'single' espresso button, I'm using 18g of ground coffee, getting 36g of liquid coffee out in about 25 seconds and I think it tastes pretty good.
    Am I setup all wrong? i ask this because, I have a button for a 'long', a 'double espresso', and a 'double long' on my machine. These seem impossible to use without having an entirely different grind size.
    My portafilter basket is a double (I think) and is pretty full with 18g in it.
    Please advise. Was I supposed to get dialed in using the 'double espresso' button?
    Thanks for any insight!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Kansas City
    The buttons are what they call volumetric controls.... they simply dispense X amount of water. You can typically adjust them somehow to dispense the desired amount of water.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Maybe the problem is in button



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