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jaymz
02-20-2011, 12:10 PM
Upgraded my coffee equipment after xmas, having fun pretending i know what i'm doing. i need some better, heavy weight espresso cups - any suggestions?


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floydpink
02-21-2011, 12:51 PM
Nice setup.

I started out with a Gaggia and had years of fun.

They say NOT to backflush on the owner's manual, but with the 3 way solenoid, it's perfectly fine to do do.

If you don't, it will gunk up in no time.

Domer
02-21-2011, 08:11 PM
what model gaggia did you get? i was looking at their starter level one but was wondering how the espresso turned out.

hscmit
02-21-2011, 08:14 PM
hows the espresso out of there?

floydpink
02-21-2011, 09:35 PM
what model gaggia did you get? i was looking at their starter level one but was wondering how the espresso turned out.

I started out with a Gaggia Baby, much like Jaymz, and got very good espresso.

The brewgroup is of the same quality as much more expensive machines and produces consistently good shots, provided you are diligent with the tempurature which often requires temp surfing.

All in all, a great way to enter the game.