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Any non Espresso brew method from Drip Filter, Syphon or Vacuum, Plunger, Ibrik, Stovetop, Mocha Pot, Aeropress, Cold Press, Percolator, Presso or any other mad scientist process that doesn't have a pump and boiler combined.
Entry level (sub $500) domestic appliances that you would expect to find in the kitchen section of whitegoods stores. You can get a pretty good coffee from machines in this category if you use fresh coffee and dose/tamp well.
Pointy End ($1500-$3000) will find machines that are capable of making espresso at the same time that you are texturing milk. This end of the market also tends to get some real design flair and lot and lots of shiny stainless. Mostly the machines in this category are direct descendants of Cafe class machines.
Extreme Machines ($3000+) is the very serious end of the home espresso machine market. Some of the machines you will find in here would be comfortable in just about any cafe on the planet and most will have similar installation requirements (plumbing, maintenance etc). Most CoffeeSnobs drool over the very pretty toys in this category.
Somewhat ironically we have this morning come into possession of a 3 group PID multiboiler Expobar Ruggero repossessed from a cafe that never really had a hope of doing well. One of those "I drink coffee so I know everything required to successfully...
I sure do have a lot more research to do. I have found a local supplier of equipment that sound pretty good and reasonably priced.
I have not purchased a van yet but am going to look at one on the weekend. I live in the...
The reason espresso needs uniform particles is because it is extracted under pressure, Turkish coffee is not extracted under pressure so you can probably grind the beans with a claw hammer and a brick and it won't make any real difference
58mm Group Coffee Machines Portafilter VST Precision 22gram Double Filter Basket
Note: This Basket Has An External Locating Ridge
Experience uniform extractions across all groups for the first time - permanently. The essential espresso filter for...