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When I make capuccino fine grains of coffee come through, spoiling the taste.

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  • mizzdiez Jul 29, 2009

    Thanks. I have checked the basket. Everything seems to be in order, no leaks. I have recently descaled, cleaned all the parts, removed old grains from around the base where the basket fits. I am using a La Pavoni manual machine, that relies on a pressure pump.

  • mizzdiez Aug 01, 2009

    I tried soaking that, thanks. Still having the problem. Doesn't make sense!Perhaps I should replace the portafilter basket thing, although it's very expensive.

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Check the basket and the portafilter if you are using a manual machine, and if using a superauto check the screen in the brew unit for damage.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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    Ernest R Jul 30, 2009

    Remove the basket from the portafilter or soak it up to the handle in espresso machine soap(do not let the plastic handle soak in the soap just the metal part).

  • Ernest R
    Ernest R Aug 02, 2009

    The basket for the portafilter should not cost more than about $10. One more stupid question, since I am not able to see the machine, does it leak around the portafilter when making coffee.

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