Delonghi Dedica EC685 Review
Delonghi Dedica EC685 Review

Intro The Delonghi Dedica has been a best seller since the EC680. Since then, the line has expanded to the EC685, EC785 and EC885. In this post, we will look at the benefits of this powerful little machine. In particular, with just a few modifications, this can produce some excellent espresso and milk foam, for …

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Gaggia Classic Pro 9 Bar Mod
Gaggia Classic Pro 9 Bar Mod

Abstract What is the easiest modification for the GCP, that is also the cheapest, and possibly makes the largest difference in extraction quality? That would be the simply 9 bar mod, at least in most people’s opinions. So I set out to try this mod myself recently. Theory How does the over pressure valve (OPV) …

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Delonghi Dedica Basket Hack
Delonghi Dedica Basket Hack

Abstract Most budget espresso machines come with pressurized baskets, or sometimes pressurized portafilters. The EC685 by Delonghi is no exception. Nevertheless, the pressurized system can be replaced with non pressurized baskets for a more beautiful, flavorful extraction.  How to do this Modification? Depressurizing the basket is easy to do. Really, one just has to buy …

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Graef CM 702 Coffee Grinder
Graef CM 702 Coffee Grinder

Summary The Graef CM 702 grinder has been a favorite home espresso grinder to start off with for the budding home barista, for quite some time now. It offers sturdy construction, it is easy to disassemble for cleaning, and even comes with shimming washers to adjust the grind finer. Add on top of this the …

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Delonghi Specialista Arte EC 9155 Review
Delonghi Specialista Arte EC 9155 Review

Abstract Delonghi finally caught word from Breville, that their Barista Express was selling like hotcakes – 5 years later. The Specialista seems to be Delonghis long awaited answer to their competition. In this review, we will look at how the Specialista Arte EC 9155 fares in build quality, usability and price to performance ratio. Features …

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