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No crema on short black

I have just bought the classic Gaggia coffee machine and find that when i make a 30 ml short black there is no crema, i have tried different types of fresh coffee without success. Also im finding that the coffee is lukewarm what am i doing wrong? Any suggestions?

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Make sure the coffee is a fine grade...place holder in machine for 6 mins before filling with coffee and ensure the filter holes are clear and dry.

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