The Rancilio HSD-SILVIA Silvia Espresso Machine has coffee lovers split up in the middle. Some appreciate its looks and weight. While others feel it doesn’t really make any statements with its design that’s neither modern nor retro. It seems to sit comfortably between commercial and home machine. And that’s not always a good thing.
However, in a lot of other things, consumers seem to be in agreement. And at the top of the list is grinding.
It’s been said over and over by many coffee aficionados. You will get the best results only if you have a quality burr grinder. Nothing beats the taste and flavor of freshly ground coffee beans, certainly not those that have been roasted and grinded months before.
Having said that, it must also be mentioned that for you to get the most out of the Rancilio HSD-SILVIA Silvia Espresso Machine, you’d have to get a burr grinder. It’s a machine that’s very picky with its grinds. Because of this, it’s no surprise that many have experienced dumping grinds and readjusting because the room temperature and humidity is suddenly different. This makes making consistently good shots a challenge. (more…)