When I make my espresso shots, the machine drips the water out instead of the water coming out in a stream. It used to work great? I have cleaned everything out that I can think of and it still drips. Thank you for your help!
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Normally it drips at
the beginning and then becomes a steady stream throughout the shot. The
truly determining factor is how fast the shot is coming out. You want to
get 2 to 2 1/2 ounces of espresso in 20 to 25 seconds. If it's coming
out that slow it's going to be a lot longer, and odds are the grind is
still a touch too fine still.
Sounds like you need to just tweak a bit to get an even better shot.
Also, keep in mind with the Saeco supers, there is a 2-3 shot delay in
changes you make in grind before it makes an effect.
1) The coffee you are using may not be ground finely enough to provide a proper extraction time, resulting in water rushing through the ground coffee much too quickly. Think of it like water running through a handful of pebbles as opposed to a handful of sand. You want "sandier" coffee.
2) Your gasket (the rubber part that seals the portafilter to the group head) may be worn/damaged and is leaking water when you are brewing. Attempt to contact FF! or Saeco to secure a replacement gasket. When you are not using the machine, don't tighten the portafilter all the way in to the head, either leave it completely disengaged or only loosely attached. This saves wear on the gasket.
3) Your brew water may be too hot. Purge your boiler right before brewing by running water into a bowl without the portafilter locked in. After a few seconds the superheated water will be run out and you're ready to brew.