Question about Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine
Hi, I am having problems using my classic Gaggia, and let me tell you, it pumps water FINE. However, when I load coffee (ground to a #4 on standard commercial grinders) it does not appear to be able to pump through coffee this fine; it just slowly oozes and drips but eventually gets there. When I look at the grounds, they have the consistency of MUD. I am uncertain as to how fine you can grind coffee, obviously there appears to be limitation. firstname.lastname@example.org
The grind setting on machines are not standard. Your grind is far to fine. On the Gaggia grinders the setting of 4 works well for Espresso and 8 for regular drip. I suggest you buy a small amount of 5 and 6 for espresso to test. Be carefull that the grind is not too course as you will have very little crema on your espresso. I always switch my machine on and let it warm up for about 10 minutes as this improves the crema.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
On my Gaggia Machine I use an Gaggia MDF Grinder on 8 or 9 setting for the best flow. I only use as low as 4 with my Presso Manual Machine
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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