Extract Coffee: Original Espresso

I recently came across Extract Coffee Roasters when looking for new coffees to try out. Their original espresso seemed to be a good starting point for checking out their wares. This is a nice daily brew which is what any standard espresso blend should be. I found this coffee noticeably…

Square Mile: Red Brick Espresso

Initially I found this coffee difficult to brew and I was getting what seemed to be quite delicate results which seemed at odds with the description. However after a little experimentation I upped the brew temp (in my case via the Auber pid) I went up to 108/9°C…

Pimping Miss Silvia with an Auber PID

I’ve recently started to drink a lot more espresso than milk drinks and this change really made me appreciate better shots over imperfect ones. With milk drinks imperfections are smoothed out to some degree and I started to realise I wanted better control over temperature, as surfing temperatures [1]…

Fixing Wonky Pump Mounts on a Rancilio Silvia

In taking apart my Silvia to fit a new group head and pid-kit. I noticed the pump mounts were looking decidedly wonky: This wasn’t good because it meant that the pump was coming dangerously close to the self-tapping screw that holds the pump mounts to the frame. Fortunately the…