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The First Thing To Do If Your Rancilio Silvia Won't Heat

The First Thing To Do If Your Rancilio Silvia Won't Heat

You turn on the power switch and wait...  And wait...  No heat!  You are craving espresso. This is definitely not how you want to start your day...If you are lucky, you might be able to get your machine back in order in 5 minutes - all…
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Seen Around The Shop

Seen Around The Shop

We see a lot of machines in the work shop... Good. Bad. Ugly.Here are some recent notables:Lever mania - I count 9 levers in this pic. (Good)Post modern Rancilio (Good)Broken button pad (Ugly & Bad)Rebuilt Astoria (Good)BER (Beyond economic repai…
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Orange You Thirsting For A Cappuccino?

Orange You Thirsting For A Cappuccino?

On a lark, I decided to use an orange for a cappuccino cup. I really wanted to do it for the photograph but was delighted to find out the drink was superb. Here's how I did it...Start with a nice round orange & cut in half.Use small sharp paring knif…
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