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Date: 09 Feb 2007 00:37:03
From: SnizzbutsDad
Subject: Time for coffee in portafilter before espresso
How long should the coffee wait in the portafilter before doing the
shot? Yesterday, I was called away from my machine after loading the
portafilter and I left it on the group head. When I came back after
about ten minutes, the resulting shot was horrible, it ran through in
a couple of seconds.

Should I froth the milk and then leave it in the jug, and then load,
tamp and do the espresso, or can the coffee wait in the portafilter on
the group head for a short while?

thanks





 
Date: 09 Feb 2007 17:39:00
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Time for coffee in portafilter before espresso
On 9 Feb 2007 00:37:03 -0800, "SnizzbutsDad" <paul@rockfaith.net >
wrote:

>How long should the coffee wait in the portafilter before doing the
>shot?

Only long enough to pull the lever or push the brew button.

shall


 
Date: 09 Feb 2007 08:43:36
From: SnizzbutsDad
Subject: Re: Time for coffee in portafilter before espresso
On Feb 9, 1:04 pm, "Bertie Doe" <montebrasi...@ntl.com > wrote:
> "SnizzbutsDad" <p...@rockfaith.net> wrote in message
>
> news:1171010223.486968.205320@l53g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...> How long should the coffee wait in the portafilter before doing the
> > shot? Yesterday, I was called away from my machine after loading the
> > portafilter and I left it on the group head. When I came back after
> > about ten minutes, the resulting shot was horrible, it ran through in
> > a couple of seconds.
>
> Agreed, 10 mins probably baked it dry - hence the gusher. I aim at about 30
> secs, which should be long enough to warm the coffee pack. What machine have
> you got?
>
> Bertie

I've got a commercial gaggia. Yes I can see why it went wrong. I'll
try and make sure that I fill the portafilter and do the epresso
straight away in future. thanks.



 
Date: 09 Feb 2007 07:56:51
From: Alex_chef2000
Subject: Re: Time for coffee in portafilter before espresso
On Feb 9, 7:04 am, "Bertie Doe" <montebrasi...@ntl.com > wrote:
> "SnizzbutsDad" <p...@rockfaith.net> wrote in message
>
> news:1171010223.486968.205320@l53g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...> How long should the coffee wait in the portafilter before doing the
> > shot? Yesterday, I was called away from my machine after loading the
> > portafilter and I left it on the group head. When I came back after
> > about ten minutes, the resulting shot was horrible, it ran through in
> > a couple of seconds.
>
> Agreed, 10 mins probably baked it dry - hence the gusher. I aim at about 30
> secs, which should be long enough to warm the coffee pack. What machine have
> you got?
>
> Bertie

Just the same happened to me the other day, I guess that you might use
the espresso grounds inmediately once in the portafilter or may taste
burnt.

You know this only experimenting,


Alex.:



 
Date: 09 Feb 2007 13:04:00
From: Bertie Doe
Subject: Re: Time for coffee in portafilter before espresso

"SnizzbutsDad" <paul@rockfaith.net > wrote in message
news:1171010223.486968.205320@l53g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> How long should the coffee wait in the portafilter before doing the
> shot? Yesterday, I was called away from my machine after loading the
> portafilter and I left it on the group head. When I came back after
> about ten minutes, the resulting shot was horrible, it ran through in
> a couple of seconds.
>
Agreed, 10 mins probably baked it dry - hence the gusher. I aim at about 30
secs, which should be long enough to warm the coffee pack. What machine have
you got?

Bertie