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Water on top of the filter after brewing

After making an expresso and removing the filter holder, the filter contains a soggy mixture of water and coffee and is messy.  Previous experience with other expresso makers the grinds are steam dried.  I have followed the operating instructions carefully including the grind of the coffee and cannot figure out the problem.

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My experience with this machine is that this varies greatly with the type of beans you use. I would experiment with a few types of beans, roasts, and you might get lucky.

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