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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 can appreciate the different business environment that a larger roaster faces compared to a smaller one. I suspect that larger ones are also supplying a lot of their beans to cafés, who go through enough coffee that roast date doesn't really...
Give Mark Beattie a call at Coffee Roasters Australia 07 5529 0888 (one of our great sponsors and super knowledgeable) Might be able to put you in the right direction, he did have a manual solar still in a box a little while back. You don't know if...
AFAIK there is no standard practice and individuals businesses are at liberty to do whatever they feel is the right thing, based on sound business decisions, for themselves.
On the other hand clients are at liberty to buy whatever they like from...
That's a truckload of milk for such a small machine??
With the surface area of a half full 1 litre jug would the steam power/ tip hole size/ hole porting be enough to
get the milk moving??
The last question is a bit like the 'how long is a...
I think Chris at talk coffee is trying or is sourcing those tips. I used one on a machine with a cool touch wand that previously had a 2 hole tip with larger holes and it improved my milk steaming in a big way
With the Behmor I generally roast inside in a rear sunroom where I can open a door in the final phases and when I remove the beans to dump in a cooler.
With the Coretto I only roast outside (undercover) primarily because of the mess the chaff...