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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.
Thanks a lot for your replies Xanthine and TampIt.
Sure enough, there is a small tear on the inner part of the seal where the shower screen goes in.
Thankfully, the company I ordered the seal though last time, but failed to deliver, should...
I have a used EM6910, and EM480 grinder (shimmed)
I like flat white style, use the 7gm vst basket with naked P/F (hole cut in the bottom of a normal P/F)
I like medium strength coffee, not bitter!
Like my guests last...
Thanks a lot you all, this is very helpful.
I tend to run my shots at about 120C. Since the Izomac Tea is a HX machine with small boiler it takes for ever to steam and the quality is moderate at best.
Based on your experience, how long will it...
Four easy ways to make ANY espresso machine give problems
1) get coffee grounds into the group area (rips up seals / destroys clearances creates leaks / etc.etc.).
2) leave the group in situ for too long (dries the seal out...
1) The "big white chunk" is a worry, however the inner ring of the seal is the first line of defence. Yours looks like the inner showersceen was mismounted and tore it (would need a photo at a better angle to be sure, but 1/2 inch...
G'day Jimbo "toxic enough"
No, just the occasional biplane or odd triplane doing acrobatics over the "dog beach" about 4 Kms away. A very shallow bay in "dolphin territory" (no sharks) so any mishaps would allow them to swim ashore I guess.
I didn't really think about it much until this post, so I exhumed my SB 6910 & 7000 manuals to see what they said. I then decided to make this post (epistle?) more general. If you are asking, probably a few other CS'r's are also...
How many coffees a day do you make when you're in your van?
A decent hand grinder will produce ground coffee which is head and shoulders above anything you will get from your Breville.
As an owner of a camper van who enjoys coffee when I'm away...