A few questions. Have the Gaggia Brera. Set to strong aroma, finest grind setting, and ~ 1 1/4 ounce pours. How long should it take to brew? Seems like it's brewing too fast (around 12 seconds once stream starts) and with not much crema. The machine is around 1 year old and did sit for quite a few months unused. Will descaling help? Anything else I can try? Beans are peets holiday blend roasted Dec 5.
The golden rule does not apply to superautomatic machines like the Brera since you do not have the ability to control the tamp pressure. If the machine sat unused, descaling will definitely help. Make sure that you pre-heat your cups before brewing. I would recommend giving the brew unit a thorough rinse as well. 11-01-13 05:33PM
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