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Crema Concerns - Espresso

Possible Solutions

Crema should be a deep brown or rust color,  if it is not, try some of the suggestions below.

Is it more of a cinnamon color?

Make sure the brew group and boilers are fully heated. Use a less acidic coffee blend.

Is it whitish with brown streaks?

Review your tamping technique; the tamped coffee has fractured or a gap has developed between the coffee and the side of the filter basket.

Is it thin and fast-flowing?

Review your tamping technique; the tamp may not be firm enough to provide an even resistance to the brew water. Try using a finer grind. Also, check the coffee's freshness.

Is it barely dribbling out?

Review your tamping technique; the tamp may be too firm. Try using a coarser grind.

 

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