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What is the water filter for. and where could I purchase such

Small coffee filters. I need instructions

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The charcoal water filters improve the taste of the coffee, although they are definitely optional. You can get replacement filters at Bed, Bath & Beyond; Williams-Sonoma; and sometimes Lowe's.

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Check water temp, same as filter coffee machines (thermostat element, scale on heating chamber).
Ensure that coffee is filled correctly in the filter cup (fill at level), and well pressed.
Ensure that the coffee mixture that you are using is not too coarse, buy the apposite one for espresso.
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This are the trickiest ones, you need art and practice to get a good espresso with a Moka, but when you learn, the result is better than what you may get with an home electrical espresso maker.
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