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Cafe Roma Expresso/Cappucino machine

Problem-  After I brew a cup of expresso the filter that sits in the filter holder always has a pool of water sitting on top of the filter when removed.  I had another model expresso maker that always had dried coffee grinds when removed for cleaning.  The water on top of the filter when removed clearly is a problem and also messy.  What can I do to rectify the problem?  I've carefully followed all operating instructions, including the grind of the coffee.

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  • thecalbear Dec 12, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Even when I don't have coffee in the filter, there is still a pool of water in the filter after I've run the water through. It's really messy because it's hard to get rid of the coffee in the filter when it isn't dry.

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My understanding is that this is normal with units like the ESP8XL which use a pressurized portafilter. Non-pressurized units will leave a dry puck of used grounds.

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