I'm a Texan, so I would also prefer to go to states that does not require resident requirement.
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I used to learn how to play an instrument through the Suzuki books which you can advance through the levels by practicing individual books. However, it's not highly regarded on Amazon. Does anyone have any recommendations to the books that I can start learning from? Thank you.
So far, I have found one recipe for this certain model, I was wondering if you guys have any other recipes that I can try. I'll include the one I found below:
I have the same machine and started with Starbucks Whole Bean a few weeks ago. (I now use a few different beans, each time taking about 2-3 shots to get dialed in.) Make sure you put the NON-Pressurized Double basket in the portafilter. (don't waste time with the single until you perfect the double.) Set the grinder to a 4 (starbucks seems to like a 3-5 on mine, other local roasted beans seem to like a 7-9). Set the doser to 1 o'clock. Make sure the grinder is set for a double shot. Fill the portafilter with grinds and tamp with 30lbs of force. Push hard, but not hard enough that your arm is shaking from the force, thats how I do it. Load the portafilter into the machine and click the double espresso button. Extraction should be about 25-30 seconds and will net you a nice espresso. Is your porta filter filled with beans to the proper level, try the razer tool and make sure you are not underfilling the portafilter. Another item, a wet puck does not mean much. Depending on the brand of bean, my pucks range from bone dry hockey pucks, to wet pucks. It seems to have zero effect on the flavor of the espresso.