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  1. Tech Tips: Temperature Surfing on the Rancilio Silvia

    Oh, Miss Silvia! A beloved home espresso machine among many a household, she can pull an espresso shot like nobody's business. However, like other single...
  2. Tech Tips: How to Replace the Bean Hopper on a Rancilio Rocky

    Coffee enthusiasts will rejoice when they discover how much control they can have over their grind when they use the Rancilio Rocky coffee grinder. It...
  3. Tech Tips: Cleaning and Maintaining a Drip Coffee Maker

    Here at SCG, we discuss the importance of taking care of various espresso machines and coffee accessories quite a bit. So, imagine our surprise when...
  4. Advanced Menus on the New Breville Dual Boiler and Oracle

    Breville Oracle BES980XL Dual Boiler BES920XL A couple of you have requested that we discuss some of the advanced features on the new Breville...
  5. Tech Tips: Test Mode on the Saeco Xsmall

    True to its name, the Saeco Xsmall is the brand’s smallest superautomatic espresso machine on the market. As result, this machine takes up very little...
  6. Descaling the Saeco Via Venezia

    In case you’ve missed it, we frequently tout the importance of performing regular maintenance on your home espresso machines. This topic is so near and...
  7. Tech Tips: Rocket Espresso Mineral Sensors

    When it comes to semi-automatic espresso machines, Rocket’s are the cream of the crop. Not only are they beautifully designed with their shiny stainless steel...
  8. Tech Tip: Saeco Minuto Test Mode

    While the Saeco Minuto offers some unique functionality compared to Saeco's other superautomatic espresso machines -- such as brewing coffee at a lower pressure to...
  9. Tech Tip: Saeco Odea Test Mode & Troubleshooting

    We had a customer come into the store a few years ago with his Saeco Odea Giro in tow. He loved the coffee that it...
  10. Tech Tip: Saeco Vienna Plus Test Mode & Troubleshooting

    Possibly the hardest working superautomatic in the business, the Saeco Vienna Plus has a long and storied history of home espresso performance. It's the machine that many...
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