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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.
From a bean perspective looks like you have a broad spectrum in terms of expected body. From my experience the Monsoon Malabar and Uganda Bugisu should produce big and heavy espresso whereas the Central Americans will generally produce lighter body.
"Generally speaking" body seems to peak around the cusp or just on the start of second crack.
For espresso, 3 to 5 mins development time from the onset of FC is good, depending on beans and your own preferences. For example you may have a really...
Yes I do intend to give a it a try. The next time I roast some beans I'll grind them up in a few different sizes then store them in the fridge for a week or so.
A factor that I think that is important for this experiment is the brewing process. I...
located in kalgoorlie wa mate.
i have a multimeter am ok with it. i will try and load a vid bit later today. the water cut out seems to be working ok it clicks in and out and lights up the low warning light.
yes the missus is that kind...