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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.
Good luck with it rawill - don't despair if you find it doesn't grind fine enough - a shim under the bottom burr fixes it. Depends how old it is - apparently the newer ones aren't as prone to the problem or maybe they started shimming them before...
Thanks guys, great info there (again)... So according to Chris,Charlie and Hamm it looks like I should not disregard the first machine I was keen for : PL PLUS (single 600ml boiler+PID but no pressure Gauge) or a scaced HX machine.
Near all choc coated coffee beans are peaberries as they are close to round.
Typically they all taste horribly stale to me and it's rare to get anything fresh so doing them yourself appeals.... but they are made in a large "cement mixer" type...
That machine at that time... certainly.
I tried out a couple of others at the time. The 'Makin' Maver was around at that point too. Ultimately I went for the Minore II at the time as Chris had an ex-demo that had done around 20 shots for a very...
+1 to consider the heat up time. Some machines can be ready to go in 10-15 mins while others (e.g. my VBM jr HX) are really a 30-45 minute wait.
If making coffee at short notice happens often enough for you, you might want to keep that in mind
5 yo ...........7/10 (whose rating?)..............service history?.............water filtration/scale?.........uncertain of what model it is?
Not for me.
The BB review isn't confusing when you read the intro........... first sentence.
A properly setup single boiler is capable of making great espresso - and that seems to be your main requirement. A scaced Piccolo like Chris suggested would be perfect and a nicely specced Lelit would do a good job too while saving...
Thanks for your input. Yeah I can't seem to find anything that says office leva2 is aka brewtus or minore II. Having said that like i said with my previous post the person that reviews brewtus iii, have a stamp stating office leva 2...