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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 once tried a Jamie Oliver recommended combination - honey, cheddar any coffee grounds. It was actually not bad; and you couldn't notice the grounds texture. No lingering grit like when eating a bean.
I suspect it's not a right/wrong decision as much as it is a decision not to open yourself up to fines.
The first time an inspector comes by and breaches you I suspect you'll lose any savings you made by having sugar-pots on the tables instead of...
Lots of different ways. For big batches I use a tempering machine but for small batches the microwave method works perfectly well.
This works for batches about 200-600g:
Put 75% of your choc into a microwaveable bowl, ideally plastic but make...
I was playing with a new roast profile last w/e and randomly tried a pre blend of 4 BeanBay offerings, 25% each:
- Cuba Escambray
- Honduras Montana De Comayagua
- Sulawesi Blue
- Ethiopia Dilla Zuria (all gone, I think, but could sub another BB...
I followed the general principles of this advice and... SUCCESS!!! :cool:
Roasted a nice SO Colombian old vs new profile. I had enjoyed the old version but, wow, the new profile is dramatically better. What instantly impressed was the clarity of...