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14 years 3 weeks ago #2553 by colin
Replied by colin on topic Re:Breville Ikon
DR.J wrote:

Don't give up. The machine is probably better than you think.
I've learned 4 important factors; 1) the bean, 2) the grind, 3) the water, and 4) you - your skill
Lots of variables. It's worth taking the time to figure out the 'variables' and get a great espresso.
In the last year I have borrowed many Coffee books from the local library and studied like I never did in high school!

Good Luck,
Julius


This is so true - in order to achieve a good knowledge base of espresso coffee you need to start at the bottom - which is what I did in the late 80's -- with a steam powered toy -- I figured out the limitations and how to foam milk -- which was something that the steam powered toy was good at.

Coffee is a journey, not a destination.
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