La Specialista MaestroCommon issuesThe coffee is too strong
La Specialista Maestro

The coffee is too strong

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Refer to the instructional video & table below for suggestions

Potential cause:
The appliance settings need reviewing.

Note:
To see a video on how to make the perfect espresso, please check out our instructional video on the Delonghi How To page:

PERFECT ESPRESSOUNDER-EXTRACTED COFFEEOVER-EXTRACTED COFFEE
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FrothNut-brown coloured with dark lights and light-coloured streaks, 3-4mm thick.Clear and thin with large bubbles.Dark and thin, only at the edges.
BodyDense, full-flavoured and smooth.Thin and watery.Excessive.
TasteWell-balanced and lingering.Weak and short-lived.Strong, astringent, lingering and bitter on the palate.
AromaIntense.Not pronunced.Weak, with a hint of burnt coffee.
Grinding levelCorrect.Too coarse. Adjust the mill to a lower position.Too fine. Adjust the mill to a higher position.
Coffee quantityCorrect. Not enough. Increase the quantity.Too much. Reduce the quantity.