25 Feb '13, 1am

Cuisinart EM-100, Gabriel Takacs

I bought this machine because I had $200 gift certificate to William's Sonoma, and didn't need a $200 pot. I had done very little research on home espresso, but it looked well built. I have used commercial machines and grinders at my office, and have been trained how to do so successfully but my girlfriend who was a barista at a real coffee shop. So, I rushed home and excitedly pulled a shot with some espresso that I had ground for me by my favorite coffee shop. What I got was absolutely acrid, sour, piss water. We decided that we should get a grinder to allow us more control, so we went out and bought a fifty dollar Cuisinart DBM8 'burr' grinder. This didn't help in the least. The consistency of the resulting coffee sludge that came out of the machine after pulling a shot was the first symptom that I tried to fix. I noticed that on commercial filter baskets, when filled w...

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