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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.
Noidle22, you could be right on the money with that!
Transformer is a Myrra 44111 and only one pair is showing continuity via my multimeter. Hunting one down now... anything else that would be worth replacing/ordering just in case?
I've fixed boards plenty of times, I come from an electronics background so diagnosing and sourcing parts are easy for me. I believe in domestic repairs where machines get dropped off it is viable to repair boards providing the technician has...
On a similar note, I was on the phone to a customer the other day talking about an order and the conversation was as follows: "Hi Shawn... yes I'll be able to deliver on Thursday. Will you be going with the usual 6 kilos or do you think you will be...
I'd imagine that with varying the drum speed 'on the go', it will also affect the critical mass of beans that can be accommodated in a particular batch at a particular rotational speed. Lots of variables to consider...
Actually, the Bugatti Veyron was an exercise in pure engineering by Volkswagen to see what could be built without limits on cost or process. The real cost of manufacture is about twice that of the actual selling price, VW soak up the difference....
Yeah...... strange company we keep... ;-) and I for one don't want my crack smoking device confiscated and go up
on charges of possessing crack smoking paraphernalia........ whether it's my first or second time. ;-)