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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.
In an effort to save you some grief, storing beans below (say) 10 degrees Celsius will give you all kinds of problems. Not the least of which is the pick up of every bit of moisture in the room when you open the bag to load the beans...
I used to use a CD case that was rounded (at just larger than CD diameter) on Miss Silvia. After a short while I just used my hand / eye and it worked out the same - you just need a bit of practice.
If you want a collar for a 6900, I have a barely used one courtesy of five senses trying to warranty repair one of my 6910s with it. Given the totally different mounting patterns, it leaked like a sieve after a day or so.
If it doesn't come out easily, I just leave the screw out and pull a slightly underdosed shot. I have succeeded with that on a "friend's machine" that was so bad that finding the screw took some penetrene... Yuk!
As to how to let it...
FWIW, my experience is that even the Syd / Melb mobs have massive variations in size.
After (far too) much travelling, I just look at the cups they are using and adjust my order to suit. A really essential skill in the US (now there are truly...
Sounds good amy, but I think it might be too sweet for me. I haven't used it as a cocktail ingredient yet. It seems too expensive to use that way. I should use that in my espresso martini instead of Kahlua. I think it would be awesome.
Nice work so far Jt8... :cool:
Regarding the corroded chassis elements, you can buy flat and right-angle steel stock quite cheaply at the sizes you would need. Maybe try to find someone with a home MIG/TIG setup and bribe them with a couple of...