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I am unable to get my Bunn MHG grinder to allow me to program different blends into it for new coffees.

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Pierre Laplante

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SOURCE: Coffee not strong enough

our waste coffee is it consistant like stay in 1 round piece or loose lock at it if it lock like it was fine grind i suspect that our machine dont grind fine enough our coffee should have that lovely brownish cream on top maybe grinder need ajustment it wasnt done properly at the compagny and you said you adjusted the dial in the grinder but what about the quatity of coffee look in our manuel fine grounded coffee good quatity of coffee our suppose to get that perfect expresso i think ajust our dial for quatity of coffee thanks for using fixya pierre

Posted on Feb 09, 2008



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how tight is the coffee packed in the dripper, the flow rate is determine by how tight the coffee is, thats why you always see the barista press the coffee against the disk of the grinder dispenser in a coffee store

Posted on Jul 06, 2008


Gord Thurston

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You will need a manual that has all the instructions for your machine, as this is too long a subject to answer here. The manual for your machine can be found at:

Posted on Feb 13, 2009


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Yes Bunn will send you a repair kit free of charge. Just apply a bead of silicon below the rubber gasket before you tighten it down and it will solve the problem.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009



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SOURCE: Weak coffee and pale crema.

If you get weak coffee from espresso machines:

Check water temp, if water temp is insufficient , most common is scale heating element , faulty element, faulty thermostat.
Check if water is dripping right at the center of the filter, if it is dripping on one side because the orifice is clogged, that can result in weak coffee.
Coffee blend not well distributed on filter basket.

On Espresso machines:

Check water temp, same as filter coffee machines (thermostat element, scale on heating chamber).
Ensure that coffee is filled correctly in the filter cup (fill at level), and well pressed.
Ensure that the coffee mixture that you are using is not too coarse, buy the apposite one for espresso.
Ensure that you are not leaving the machine brewing for a time that is too long, and Italian coffee cup is very small, approximately one regular shot.

On the hob moka pots (espresso, Moka and Bialetti type):

This are the trickiest ones, you need art and practice to get a good espresso with a Moka, but when you learn, the result is better than what you may get with an home electrical espresso maker.
The frame on the hob must be not too strong, and the mixture coarse but well pressed, with water at level tag, or you will get a weak coffee.
On Mokas a good strategy is keeping hob at minimum, and turning up the flame at top when coffee starts coming out.

Note: insufficient pressure and clogged lines on electric machines never give you a weak coffee, exactly the opposite.
Not pressed mixture always gives weak coffee, but too much pressed mixture may give you coffee with bad taste.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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