I don’t know the roast date think there’s only a use by date on the bags but I only bought them (2kg) last week so they should be relatively fresh.
Previously I was buying CC’s espresso deal ie three bags of beans (500g per bag) and those were just the same in the cup and I bought a kg of fresh roasted beans from ES last month (they’ve a new roastery) and again not much difference.
I’ve got a video showing the water coming out of the brew head but I’ll take another one tomorrow the brew pressure is around 1.2 bar since I adjusted the pressure stat but the coffee was poor when it wasn’t adjusted and the brew pressure then was about one bar.
I’m going to take the machine into ES tomorrow and let them service it and at least then I’ll know if it’s me or the machine. I’ve ruled out the grinder as being the problem.
Thanks for taking an interest Dave.
PS, how I do post a video here?