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Very hurt by mypressi twist v2
relacker
they made it look so easy. just press and out come delicious thick honey coffee.

but they did not tell me how hard it is to tamp a coffee evenly. spent whole nite grinding beans with my baratza maestro then tamp after tamp , cartridges after cartideges and all i get it fast extraction and the coffee spewing off the sides of my portafilter.

man, i did not know it's so hard to tamp a coffee. unless, unless....i really got a lemon from them. yes, i bought the $118 which is refurbished model

but how i know if it is my skill or a defect in mypressi. really fustrated.

if u have advice using mypressi twist, please help!!!
 
ginny
I hate to say this but buying a refurb of something like that, to me, is a mistake.

buy a new one if you really gotta have it unless you are very, very handy.

ginny

roar
 
snwcmpr
Tell them. Refurbs are under warranty, too.

ken
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
ginny
I agree tell them but so many folks buy something and keep it around for a bit before it get used. with a refurb test it asap...

please let us know.

-g

cross fingers
 
snwcmpr
I bought a grinder, refurb. It worked for a while, then a problem.
I contacted them, they repaired it free.
I got it back, still bad. I called, and got a new one shipped to me.

Ken in NC
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
jedovaty
I have two mypressi twists. At one point, I had a refurb baratza virtuoso grinder, which is "a step up" from the maestro. I learned quickly the virtuoso was not good for espresso, where one shot would be close, then next would be way off, and I wouldn't touch anything. It's also known the maestro is not good for espresso, either; it may work on some machines, but the twist isn't very forgiving. I believe the M and V grinders aren't good for two reasons: the burr-carriers aren't as "fixed" so yield a slightly inconsistent grind, enough to matter, between grinding, and they also don't have fine adjustment capability. The burrs themselves are probably capable of grinding fine enough.

Two suggestions: try using the pressurized basket instead of the regular basket, or, see if you can borrow or test out a grinder capable of espresso.

Mypressi has excellent customer service, however, I don't think your problem is with the twist. Yes, it does need a level tamp, but hardness of tamping won't really impact the shot flow - it's your grinder, based on your description above. Good luck!
 
snwcmpr
I get the same results from my Baratza if I want to make espresso. For espresso, I use my Zassenhaus box model.
Consistent every time.

Ken in NC
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
jkoll42
As above, it's your grinder. It's not up to the task of espresso. The tamp is the least important part of espresso and the grinder is the most important.
-Jon
Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
 
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