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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 ended up getting a Lelit pl041 and a compak m3 push. Amazing machines. Brought at jetblack espresso,
Jetblack said they sell 10 lelit to every silvia. Shots are easy to pour. Takes 5 mins for the machine to beat up and the shots are easier to...
you don't want fully auto or pod but you want coffee that tastes the same no matter who makes it...
Farmers union ice coffee tastes the same no matter who sales it. ;)
But seriously a non auto non pod espresso machine that is semi commercial...
Check out the Wega mininova 1-group. If it is as quiet as you say, this machine will do fine. Don't worry about an automatic milk frother, anyone interested in coffee soon learns to froth the milk manually. Just my two cents..
I am new to this forum and this is my first post here.
I would like some advise on buying a new coffee machine, that has an automatic milk frother.
This is for a servo in the country and I want to make sure that the coffee is same...
IMHO you are better off with a smaller grinder sometimes, for reasons of less grind retention / coffee wastage. That is, unless you can get a Mazzer or another great grinder that doesn't hold the coffee in with that little screen thing that some...