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For the Domestic Barista !
Having upgraded from a twin thermoblock machine, I can verify that the Zaffiro is a quantum leap away from most home machines in terms of its' build quality and capacities - both espresso delivery and steaming. It has taken me about 4 weeks to learn how to properly exploit this beautiful machine, but now I can consistently deliver top class shots with superb crema and micro foam of true barista quality.
To describe this machine as 'entry level' is a tad misleading. It's 'entry level' in the context of the large professional/commercial coffee l...
Questions & Answers
I can't get any coffee to come out of my new machine. Help please
Has it previously been working ok? If so, have you topped up the water tank recently? If water is low, the spring loaded pressure switch under the tank will activate.
I have just purchased a Zaffiro and I am enjoying my coffee immensely. Could someone give me some advice on how to 'properly' froth my milk? I agree with a previous reviewer that the steam pressure is very strong.
If you're using a 1 cup jug only turn the steam knob on about two-thirds or three-quarters. Keep the steam wand tip just under the milk surface at an angle so you are sucking some air into the milk to texture it. The first 15 to 20 seconds are critical in positioning the wand so it will take some practice. Only use quite cold (5 degrees C) milk and 'full-cream' if possible. If you have bubbles on the milk surfaced give the full jug a few jolts onto the bench top then a few swirls around to get a glossy sheen on the milk surface.
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