Krups XP 4000


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Jun 21, 2006
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Hay everybody, I was wondering:
Does anybody else use this espresso machine (Krups xp 4000)? and how long does it take you to pull an espresso shot? I wanted to double check myself but the manual doesn't give any recommendations so i was hoping to find some feedback here on the forums...
I heard that for commercial machines it takes 25 seconds about...
So, anybody familiar with this machine? How are your shots coming out and how long does it take?


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Aug 15, 2005
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IMO you should never go by time or volume alone. Your machine uses pressurized basket(s), so the shot timing will not be the same as for a standard basket machine. I think too many people get wrapped up in how long or how much volume a shot should contain and really you should go only by flow pattern and color. No 2 shots will be exactly the same, there are just too many variables involved. Some of the shots I pull might make the 20 second shot and some of the best I've pulled have been as much as 45 seconds to 1 minute. Of course most would say this is overextraction, but the taste and appearance was flawless and this is ALL that counts. Especially the taste. Later!