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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.
Acquired this Bezzera during this weekend and I've been searching the net ,found some leads however,of little use,hoping you people have dealt with these machines and can assist.
Seems this machine is (date of Manufacture) twenty six...
Thanks CaffeinatedAndrew. That looks pretty straight forward, but I'm a little nervous after having read on another thread in here about some possible implications for the brew boiler/group head temperature reading at the PID.
I may be...
What a beast!
Have a look in the documentation thread in the extreme machines section (one in each section), there are manuals etc there, you should find some of it relevant even if your particular machine model is not covered.
Re draining boiler, I do as suggested above but turn machine off once boiler pressure is up, this way most/all of the water drains before refilling, so quicker to completely replace the water as shandying is minimised/eliminated.
I let it all...
Did a quick freight calculator check. Isn't 100% as I have to buy a box n packings. So I had to make up a rough box size. But seems to be around $50-70 depending on whether you wanted a standard or premium service (over $100). So I guess it's up to...
Congratulations, excellent machine with small footprint :).
I've had 2 at home in the past 15 years (a V1 and a Splendor Maxi /V2) and only traded up from the Maxi this year.
Your 2 photos show a machine in pristine condition. DONT descale it...