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Date: 17 Nov 2006 10:33:08
From: RicBrazil
Subject: Problems using smaller filter on Gaggia Evolution
Hi! I've just purchased a new Gaggia Evolution after years using a Gran
Gaggia. So far, I've been getting some good shots (to my standards,
since I'm no expert...), but only when I use the larger filter. The
thing is, the larger filter is identical to the one I had on the old
Gran Gaggia. However, the smaller one is a lot smaller than the one
that came with the Gran Gaggia. So far, after adjusting my grind, I've
been able to use the large filter quite decently. With the smaller one,
all I've been getting is very weak shots, insufficient crema and the
feeling that there should be more space for the grind in it. I believe
all Gaggia filters, at least for the mid-range machines, are identical.
So, has anyone had good experiences using Gaggia's small filters? Could
it be just me who wants my espresso to be way too strong?
Thanks a lot,
Ricardo
(S=E3o Paulo, Brazil)





 
Date: 18 Nov 2006 21:34:32
From: Mike Hartigan
Subject: Re: Problems using smaller filter on Gaggia Evolution
On page 6 of Gaggia's "The Guide to Gaggia" ((c)2003, Importika -=20
included with my Carezza), it states, and I quote, "Your best shots=20
are always double shots". Your experience bears this out. Your=20
choice is obvious - you prefer the shots from the double basket to=20
those from the single. Unless really, really good coffee makes you=20
feel guilty, put the single basket in a drawer and use the double.

In article <1163788387.981417.242240@h54g2000cwb.googlegroups.com >,=20
ricguers@ajato.com.br says...
> Hi! I've just purchased a new Gaggia Evolution after years using a Gran
> Gaggia. So far, I've been getting some good shots (to my standards,
> since I'm no expert...), but only when I use the larger filter. The
> thing is, the larger filter is identical to the one I had on the old
> Gran Gaggia. However, the smaller one is a lot smaller than the one
> that came with the Gran Gaggia. So far, after adjusting my grind, I've
> been able to use the large filter quite decently. With the smaller one,
> all I've been getting is very weak shots, insufficient crema and the
> feeling that there should be more space for the grind in it. I believe
> all Gaggia filters, at least for the mid-range machines, are identical.
> So, has anyone had good experiences using Gaggia's small filters? Could
> it be just me who wants my espresso to be way too strong?
> Thanks a lot,
> Ricardo
> (S=E3o Paulo, Brazil)


  
Date: 19 Nov 2006 14:23:25
From: hudson
Subject: Re: Problems using smaller filter on Gaggia Evolution


In article <1163788387.981417.242240@h54g2000cwb.googlegroups.com >,
ricguers@ajato.com.br says...
> Hi! I've just purchased a new Gaggia Evolution after years using a Gran
> Gaggia. So far, I've been getting some good shots (to my standards,
> since I'm no expert...), but only when I use the larger filter
snip
>With the smaller one,
> all I've been getting is very weak shots, insufficient crema and the
> feeling that there should be more space for the grind in it.
snip
> Ricardo
> (São Paulo, Brazil)

"Mike Hartigan" <mike@hartigan.dot.com > wrote in message
news:MPG.1fc98cc4f756ac4d989894@newsgroups.comcast.net...
On page 6 of Gaggia's "The Guide to Gaggia" ((c)2003, Importika -
included with my Carezza), it states, and I quote, "Your best shots
are always double shots". Your experience bears this out. Your
choice is obvious - you prefer the shots from the double basket to
those from the single. Unless really, really good coffee makes you
feel guilty, put the single basket in a drawer and use the double.


I along with the other comments here, I gave up with the single basket a
long time ago. Just use the double.

Stuart Hudson




 
Date: 18 Nov 2006 15:32:03
From: RoughJaw
Subject: Miss Penny is back
On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:33:39 -0800, Miss Penny wrote:

> Hmmm, sounds like the 'single shot' basket!
>
> throw it away. even the experts have trouble with those!
>
> dave
>
> 161.5

Miss Penny/daveb's true personality comes out when he thinks nobody
can see him:

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Newsgroups: alt.coffee
Subject: Why a fool like Harmon keeps degrading this ng
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harmon has done more to degrade the level of dialog here than ANYONE IN
RECENT MEMORY. His blabbing only shows who he is. A resentful,
envious blowhard.

But, it seems he CANNOT stop!

he still reads dave b and HAS to respond. WHY?

What a pathetic, lonely man -- deserving of only our pity.

ace

--
Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com



 
Date: 17 Nov 2006 15:33:39
From: Miss Penny
Subject: Problems using smaller filter on Gaggia
Hmmm, sounds like the 'single shot' basket!

throw it away. even the experts have trouble with those!

dave

161.5

RicBrazil wrote:
> Hi! I've just purchased a new Gaggia Evolution after years using a Gran
> Gaggia. So far, I've been getting some good shots (to my standards,
> since I'm no expert...), but only when I use the larger filter. The
> thing is, the larger filter is identical to the one I had on the old
> Gran Gaggia. However, the smaller one is a lot smaller than the one
> that came with the Gran Gaggia. So far, after adjusting my grind, I've
> been able to use the large filter quite decently. With the smaller one,
> all I've been getting is very weak shots, insufficient crema and the
> feeling that there should be more space for the grind in it. I believe
> all Gaggia filters, at least for the mid-range machines, are identical.
> So, has anyone had good experiences using Gaggia's small filters? Could
> it be just me who wants my espresso to be way too strong?
> Thanks a lot,
> Ricardo
> (S=E3o Paulo, Brazil)



 
Date: 17 Nov 2006 21:21:30
From: Mud Pup
Subject: Re: Problems using smaller filter on Gaggia Evolution
RicBrazil wrote:
> So, has anyone had good experiences using Gaggia's small filters?

No.

> Could it be just me who wants my espresso to be way too strong?

No again. I suspect the smaller basket is only for pods.
Don't sweat it, just use the big one.