Rancilio Silvia V6 – On/Off Switch Modification

For those who don’t know what the fuss is about, the newer european Rancilio Silvia models (usually referred to as E, such as the older V5 E or the new V6 E) feature an “Universal Energy Saving” device, produced by a company called Gicar. In other words – it’s a power saving feature and it makes sure the device turns off after 30 minutes of inactivity. The stock On/Off switch is a digital one and doesn’t hold it’s On...

Rancilio Silvia V6 – Auber PID Process, Impressions

After struggling to extract some flavours out of some pretty good coffees, i decided it was time to move on from my temperature surfing technique to something more reliable and repeatable. After convincing my fiancée about the idea, i went ahead and ordered a PID controller for the Silvia from Auber. I’ve received the package (from US to Europe) in three working days, which was surprisingly fast. The installation itself took about 1-2 hours as i absolutely didn’t want...

Jaroslav – Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I wouldn’t be too far from the truth by saying you found it thanks to your passion for coffee – brilliant. You’ve most likely also seen my YouTube channel, which i’ve used as my main platform so far. Me and my fiancée were absolutely stunned by the coffee quality we got at home once we’ve received our Rancilio Silvia and the Rocky grinder – we decided to share this joy as it sort of became...