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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.
But got to say it has been real hard, so far impossible to find any place that makes coffee with the microfoam I like with my coffee.
Ah well when in Rome ...,
but we are Nice right now, and had an acceptable if not great (to my taste) drip...
Oops! did you just say that.
Loved reading the thread, reminds me of my own learning curve!
Sadly my wife rarely has a coffee, so I am stuck with what was left in the 480 myself!
If I forget to give it a tap to get most of the old grinds out....
Grabbed the sample pack with the razor, but from what you're saying and a couple of turned skeptics in the reviews, I think that maybe my skin's not the problem and I might be neglecting prep.
Is there a decent resource you know of...
G'day again D'21... :)
The end result with DE razors seems to depend a lot on the quality of the shaving cream/soap/gel/oil that you prefer to use, and of course the blades. As it happens, I seem to get the best results with this one Mitchell's...
Apelino has recently received compliance plating approval for the Piaggio Ape 50.
We are the only organisation who has the right to import and compliance plate the legendary Piaggio Ape 50 three wheeler from Italy.
We have recently commissioned a...
Hmmm, I might have to do some experimenting (I have pretty sensitive skin).
Blade directly perpendicular to the direction of travel, or slightly rotated? I found with the straight that a slight rotation and a slight scything action gave the...
Yeah, the cimbali junior variants all have the same group, some with slightly different brew water feed routings through the group head, likewise the e98 Faema machines. I thought this type of group was called "E98" but according to one of the pics...