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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.
Two quick thoughts gave rise to two questions:
1) Are you using the dual floor baskets?
6910's ship with both single floor and dual / double floor baskets. The dual floor are "designed" for store bought "universal grinds" and foam...
I recently collected a em6910 from our local tip recycle shop and one of the modifications was to shim the group head seal,just used some gasket cardboard cut to size ,all back together, works great,cost zilch!
Try that ,
Hello. My 1st post here.
I've been convinced to buy a Silvia + Doserless grinder. However, I have a 2006 model Gaggia Coffee Deluxe (with a broken brew valve) to get rid off.
my Q - does any seller/merchant in the Melbourne area trade-in a machine...