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The Coffee isn´t strong enough.

I had my machine serviced and waterelement changed. The grinderposition is on 4 and inside it is in the middle. But I cannot get stronger coffee.
pls help

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Re: The Coffee isn´t strong enough.

Try to open the coffe group door and move to the right the quantity of coffe position (6g to 9g).

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