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Gaggia Classic Pro 9 Bar Mod

September 2nd, 2022|Modifications|

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) …

Delonghi Dedica Basket Hack

September 2nd, 2022|Modifications|

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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