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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 happened to make some last night, it was a cold and foggy winters night so it went down quite nicely (wish I had made more)
I was a little concerned about getting a good mix of spices, so I gave the packet a thorough shake to...
As the title suggests. This is a machine I've never plugged in before. It's filling up and heating up like a dream, steam is great, but alas not a sign of life from any of the touchpads. It's a 4 header. The control box under the drip tray is very...
hey guys, do any of the collective know if either any of the sponsors stock the ponte vecchio export or if anybody else imports them into australia?
Also wondering if anyone has one and if they tend to suffer a similar fate of the la pavoni with...
Milk temp is always hot enough. It's the coffee I'm not happy with. Brew temp has been pumped up to 96. Whilst it is a tiny bit hotter, it still isn't hot enough to dissolve sugar. Is this normal though?
Hi and welcome.
is it possilbe I could convince you not to fix it if it aint broke?
A good brand commercial work horse.
Even if you clean it up its just going to return to the tarnished colour soon enough, and it has nothing to do with the...
I noticed you said you use a single dose portafilter to pour cappuccino for 2 people?
Does that mean you are pouring 2 x 30ml of coffee out of only a single dose basket, but with the double spouts?
I sure hope not :)
I'm hoping that the inflamatory comments in posts #15 and #21 are just another bait up in the unfortunetly ever continuing rounds of grinder topic beat ups here, and not to be taken seriously.
However, the problem is that aside from the...