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Photo of the wires and pipes inside an espresso machine I took apart my espresso machine yesterday to troubleshoot the solenoid and pump. That was a good puzzle! Especially the solenoid, which is nestled intricately beneath several other parts. After cleaning and reassembling, it seems to be working once again, for now.

Photo of an AeroPress box My espresso machine broke down today (solenoid that I think I can replace) so I got myself a backup plan and have been reading up on AeroPress recipes. Good night I’m going to be so insufferable as AeroPress Guy.

My new year jam is generally going to bed more or less at the normal time, waking early, and enjoying my coffee while the world appears calm and quiet. Happy new year, all.

The apparent downside of having deep cleaned my espresso machine is my newfound understanding that all that old gunk was the only thing ensuring a tight seal of the portafilter against the gasket.