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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.
I have an older version of the Iberital, with doser, which from memory I picked up secondhand for about $200-$250.
Check the Sold listings here for other prices.
Personally, mine has been great. I am nowhere near the finest grind setting and...
Thanks tampit. I may very well invest in some good scales when I upgrade my machine. Photo of my portafilter hack job, certainly not as clean as some but does the job :o
Video of naked extraction still to come.
1. Mostly yes - it will teach you & improve your technique a lot more now you have a good grinder. You should be able to get consistently good brews in a month or two - as long as you temp surf it properly and minimise "rapidly...
Thanks for your time. As mentioned, we are not a cafe or coffee bar nor are we trying to be. Perhaps I didn't make this clear enough.
There had been previous threads where people had asked about a which was the best brand/ model machine within a...
Hi guys I am considering the PL41TEMD machine and have a few questions.
Charlie from Jetblack assures me that 57.5mm stamper will fit can you verify?( I do believe him however I looked at a PL42 locally and the 57mm had no room to move and they...