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Coffee weak with no crema

Just bought this machine and used both ground illy and illy pods but the coffee comes out weak and with no crema - anything I'm doing wrong?

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check the filter holes. They might need to be cleaned with a needle.

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SOURCE: grinds too long coffee still weak

You can adjust the grind, finer will give you stronger coffee. Think water through sand vs. pebbles. There are also settings you can find in your owners manual for adjusting the length and strength of your "pull".
Try Julius Meinl espresso roast, it's dark, rich and sweet. Definitely my favortie.

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From what we can understand the gound coffee have move in the grinder plates. If this is the case you need to udjust the grinder to more gross coffee. try to vacuum again so you get out some more grounded coffee. Then use some beensand try to make some coffees. The coffee will run fast but this will help to remove all the grounded remains from grinder. After a few coffees you should turn the grinder udjustment back to it original place. Take care tha you turn only one to two step at a time perform a coffee and then you can turn again the grinder to more fine.
You can also remove the whole brew group and wash it well so everything will be as before.

Posted on Jul 26, 2011

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"leaks noisily from what appears to be the contact between the grouphead and portafilter"
* Leaks from top of portafilter and group head are caused by poor sealing at head gasket.
* wipe top lip of portafilter before inserting into group.
* check if group is clear of coffee grounds, paper bits, tissue, dry crud. Use a head cleaning brush (tooth brush works) and wipe group clean (do not use screwdriver to scrape!)
* Make sure when inserting portafilter it is seated properly. (check your manual for procedure) Note the position of the portafilter handle if it's in the right position AFTER you tighten it. Is it far to the left? or stuck and barely hangs on to group?
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The simple fact with any espresso making is that to get good coffee you MUST:
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  2. Pack the coffee properly using a solid heavy tamper (not the flimsy things you get with the machines)
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  5. Dose the coffee properly.
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The plastic tampers provided with your machine are not fit for purpose and a metal tamper is highly recommended. The base of the tamper should be 58mm

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It could be. Your grind should determine the amount of time that it takes the shot to pour. Standard is 18 - 30 seconds. I prefer 25. If it only takes 10 sec, your crema will be weak.
Are your beans fresh? Older beans produce less crema. By old, I mean more than a month if properly stored.
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