Tag Archives: espresso coffee

Water softener for the Rancilio Silvia

Calcium/scale buildup in the espresso machine is perhaps the one thing that causes most problems on the machinery as heat valve leakage and pump failures. Using a water softener also prevents going throug the descaling precedure. Depending on the quality of your tap water it might give a better tasting espresso. [Read more]

Rancilio Silvia in real life

Many of us want an espresso, or cafe latte, in the morning before we meet the day. My 2008 Rancilio Silvia model does it quite well in the morning after circa 5 minutes warming time. [Read more]

Grinding your coffee

Different grinding levels for coffee compared with different coffee types. [Read more]

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