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Espresso sprays and sputters

When I make espresso with Silvia, she sputters and sprays the espresso. Am I using too fine a grind? Thanks. AB

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  • ModGirl Aug 21, 2008

    Thanks, Andy. I've been using Illy ground espresso, which I figured would be a "just right" grind. I had some success switching to the smaller liner for the portafilter. I had been using the one for a double shot, and I switched to the single.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    same problem

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You might also try running half a cup of hot water through it before you put the portafilter on - usually does the trick.

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How long does it take to fill the cup?
Sounds more like too coarsely ground espresso to me. Should take about 25 seconds for 30 ml of espresso to come out ... that is normally more like a 'trickle'. If yours comes much faster, you might try grinding it finer and/or tamping more firmly.

Best regards,
Andy

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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