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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.
Couldn't agree more Bosco.
I went to an ag school in NSW that ran a small dairy.
When I arrived there in 1971, cans of milk came straight from the dairy to the kitchen cool room.
When I left a few years later, the milk had to trucked off...
I had come to the same conclusion. I checked the specs online and the BFC units are significantly deeper than many others. (The Musica isn't far behind, although I sense that its styling disguises the fact). I guess I had mentally put...
BFC Junior is 26cm Wide and 46cm Deep,
Lelit PL62 is 22cm Wide and only 40cm Deep
All depends on where your space restrictions lie.
if depth is the issue, and mainly low-volume of "black" drinks are your thing, then maybe a dual boiler which...