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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.
Uncle Joe sure knows how to make a beautiful blend ;) I totally agree. Welcome to CS. The problem with the seed is that often it turns into a giant 'beanstalk' reaching well into the clouds. This journey has no end.. and respects no wallet...
I watched the cold bruer take off on kickstarter and it has come a long way since then. It is a pretty nice product, good materials too. It does exactly what it should with a little tweaking. I am a hoarder of coffee gear though, so mine is going to...
Sorry simoto, I can point you in the direction of where to buy in Australia, but that's not much use if you're in the US.
You could try asking BNZ in Italy to advise their distributors in the US, or if they will sell you directly and post.
Welcome "evelynr"... :cool:
We're all a very friendly lot around here mate, but of course passion does creep in to some discussions now and again. But, that's coffee... :rolleyes:
Have fun and don't be shy... ;)