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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.
He he. You've resurrected an old post from a couple of months ago. Thought I'd reply for anybody who has the same problem in future.
Well since my last post I ended up building/bending a narrower (square) pan out of aluminium sheeting to allow...
Exactly 12 months older than my Leva.
I agree with Brett re the mushroom.
My service guy displays a mushroom he replaced on my machine to show how bad they can get.
You can't judge a book or coffee machine by its cover.
There it is, a definitive answer. The humble peaberry. Thanks Andy.
Yeah so I looked at that video link, interesting, you learn something everyday. if only I could simulate that on a smaller scale...
definetly giving the the button thing a go. ...
We have a little restaurant with bar in the south of france and we serve coffee in the morning for the working people and now our old espressomachine is completly dead and we bought a second hand cimbali m27 selectron. We conected water and...