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Evolution 2 step poor crema, shots too big

My shots are about 1.3 oz and I have little crema. What should i do to fix it

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What bean type are you using? Do you have you own bean grinder? You should try diffrent settings on your grider. I think you should use a more fine grinding setting. It should take around 25sec for the espresso to flow.

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Are your beans fresh? Older beans produce less crema. By old, I mean more than a month if properly stored.
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