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No cream on the espresso when dispensed

I have a question. Our gaggia tebe has been maintained through the years. What is happening now, when the coffee is dispensed from the machine, there is no cream on the espresso coffee in the cup. We buy very good coffee beans but the taste is not robust. It seems weak tasting. Can you help me out with any suggestions? We hand grind the coffee and tried fine to medium grind with no success.

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  • fixmycoffee Nov 06, 2008



    Thanks for the input. Today, water starting leaking where you engage the handle with the coffee to the machine. The coffee was discharging and mixing with the leaking water. I'm thinking maybe a seal or valve may need to be replaced. What's funny, is we are actually using Lavazza beans. I'II check out James.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    placing the espresso nto the contaionor and pressing the power button on and then espresso button. the coffee squirts out all over my kitchen before it drips into the cup a big mess

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I was having this trouble with Lavazza beans and Morrisons (horrible) beans. I switched to Formula 6 from James' Gourmet Coffee on the internet and every cup has a great crema layer and good taste.
With the old beans I could get an occasional good cup, it seemed this was more of a problem if the machine had been switched on for a long time before making the cup. I use a Gaggia machine with a Gaggia MDF grinder on 8 or 9 setting, with the new beans I now get a great cup all the time so I'm going to try more the James' range!

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