📹 Lelit Mara X: How to Adjust the Brew Pressure

Adjusting the brew pressure on your Lelit Mara X is a crucial step to ensure you're extracting the best flavors from your coffee beans. The Over Pressure Valve (OPV) is an essential component that helps in regulating this pressure. In the following video, we'll walk you through the process of adjusting the OPV to fine-tune your espresso machine.

What is the OPV and Why Adjust It?

The Over Pressure Valve (OPV) is a safety device that limits the maximum pressure in the brewing system of your espresso machine. For the Lelit Mara X, the ideal brew pressure is around 9 bars. However, different beans and grind sizes might require slight adjustments to this pressure to achieve the perfect espresso shot.

Why You Might Need to Adjust the Brew Pressure:

  • Taste Improvement: Different beans might taste better at different pressures.
  • Consistency: Ensuring consistent pressure can help achieve uniform extraction.
  • Personal Preference: Some users might prefer a slightly higher or lower pressure for their espresso.

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