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An easy to use home Espresso machine created by Saeco and rebranded for Starbucks. This machine is excellent for every day espresso drinkers and has an excellent build and product life.

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Why does my portafilter does not work properly?

Why does my portafilter does not drain all the coffee out? I have cleaned the machine many times and taken the portafilter apart but everytime I finish making the shot and take the portafilter out there are still a lot of pressure there and a lot of remaining mixture of coffee and water.

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You may be using to course a coffee grind and it's clogging the filter.

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Actually, too fine of a grind will make it harder to push the water through; a too-coarse grind will result in weak coffee that almost gushes out. Tamping too hard will also produce a similar result, and really isn't necessary on this machine as it comes with a pressurized portafilter.

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