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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.
Yes - on the new unit I used the same make/model SCR as the first one (in pic above).
When I first got the original SCR and found that it worked really well, I ordered two more - they were only about $8 each. One of them has since been used in...
Probably for a person with way more insight than myself ;).
If I read you correctly, adjusting the OPV is the right (/only) way to go if I'm shooting for 9 bars. And only real down-side in doing this (according to Talk_Coffe) is that 9 bars may...
Released into BeanBay now:
Washed but like many Ethiopian coffee beans not graded so you get a range of bean sizes.
Fruity, slightly spicy notes with mid acidity and a light body. It produces a really...