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So you have an espresso machine... Now what?

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So you have an espresso machine... Now what?

Whether you just bought a new/pre-loved machine machine, inherited some equipment from a friend, or just got your machine back from a repair, there are some important things to know before using your machine. In this guide below, we will discuss the do's and don't of espresso machine ownership and what proper care for a long lasting espresso machine looks like. Lets start with the Do's: First thing first... !!!!!!!WATER WATER WATER!!!!!!! Before you even plug in your machine for the first time, make sure you read our water usage guide, linked here, and ensure you are using soft water.   Backflush...

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Machine Comparison Guide

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Machine Comparison Guide

With nearly endless choices from hundreds of brands, picking the perfect espresso machine can seem impossible. Using our chart below, we have put together a list of the most popular and sought after features so you can decide which machine best fits your needs. With our extensive line of home machines, we are certain we have the perfect companion for every type of home barista. Feature Hobby Crema MN PID Crema DE PID Magica MN PID  Strega  Duo MN Duo DE Matrix MN Matrix DE  Linea MIni GS3 AV GS3 MP PID Temp Control Volumetric Programming Touchscreen Controls Auto On-Off Timer Automatic...

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Grinder Comparison Guide

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Grinder Comparison Guide

Your espresso grinder is the single most important part of your entire coffee bar set up. Even if you splurge for the best uber-machine that costs absurd amounts of money, it will never make a great espresso if you have a sub-par and poorly calibrated grinder. To help with selecting the perfect grinder, we put together a list of our most popular models and their stand our features/specifications. Feature BB005 MN BB005 TM BB004 E5P E6P E5SD Mini Doser  Mini Electronic A Burr Type Conical Conical Flat Flat Flat Flat Flat Flat Burr Size 48mm 48mm 50mm 64mm 64mm 64mm...

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Coffee Comparison Guide

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Coffee Comparison Guide

Coffee shouldn't be confusing, after all it is just food and regardless of all the fancy words on the bag, you are going to like what your tastes buds tell you to like. Since everyone is different, Pasquini Coffee Co. carries more than a dozen types of coffees to try and suit everyone's individual taste preferences. Below is our collection of flavor profiles for each coffee we sell to help you choose the best one for you.  If you are still having trouble picking, contact us (by clicking here) and a Pasquini solutions expert can assist you with finding the...

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How to Adjust Your Grinder

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How to Adjust Your Grinder

  Want to make a perfect espresso or cup of coffee?  If the answer is yes then you better make sure your grinder is up to the task because even a $20,000 super machine will make a terrible shot if paired with poorly ground coffee.  (To skip to the tutorial section scroll down) To emphasize the importance of a properly calibrated and tuned grinder, below are some tech support questions we answer daily. My coffee comes out too fast and is watery, what's wrong with my machine?  My espresso is super slow and taste bitter, what's wrong with my machine?...

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