Silasket Silicon Gasket for the Rancilio Silvia

I decided to try a silicone gasket for my Silvia after having a bad experience with a string of non-OEM rubber gaskets that seemed to disintegrate »

Micro Roastery Temporada Espresso blend review

We stumbled across the Micro Roastery whilst visiting Canterbury. It's possible to find this place by using just your sense of smell alone as the wonderful »

How to clean a doserless Macap M4 grinder

I decided to give my grinder a bit of a spring clean recently. These instructions are for a doserless grinder but the same steps should also »

Rancilio Silvia: How to fit a new group head cover

Rancilio Silvias are robust machines. They do have one achilles heel though, and that's the group-head cover. Over time it will eventually bubble and the chrome »

Fixing a sticky steam valve on Rancilio Silvia

The Rancilio Silvia is a robust machine if you look after it. It's easy to fix if anything does go wrong and parts are pretty easy »