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Espresso is dark and rich at first; then shifts to water

I just got the machine today, and it seems to work well until the espresso that at first pours into the cup looking very dark and "correct" changes about half way through the process to very watery. It continues to get lighter until the press stops. Obviously, the final product tastes watery and weak. What's happening? Am I doing something incorrectly?

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  • Natsta May 15, 2009

    It took me a long time to convince my husband to buy a coffee machine but in the end I purchased the Saeco Talea Giro Express Machine. I received it yesterday and studied the manual thoroughly and confident I could operate it I set to work to make my husband a coffee and show him that it was a good investment. Instead like the previous comment my coffees are coming out very weak, is there anything I can do to make them stronger? And how do I get the machine to put less water, that is diluting the coffee less? Love to hear from you coffee connisseurs, thanks Natalie.



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This is suppsed to happen, every espresso machine out there on the market does this.

All the taste for the coffe comes in the first couple of seconds and after that it gets less and less.
So the problem is not that it gets lighter and lighter, but that you dont get enough taste in the start of the brewing.

And this can be caused by alot of things.
Bad beans?
Not set the grinding to fine?
it will not heat enought and thereby not get enough taste.

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