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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.
Yes, please ask SB.
If they say it is not deliberate, please add "Why does every 6910 on or after 2011 manufacture do this low pressure thing? Whilst none of the earlier ones do?" and see what they say...
Yes, the Strada uses VST ridged. Fair enough, LM paid for VST to move their research into production.
The other issue: there is a huge difference between the shots of a VST ridged and ridgeless.
To briefly restate the old EQ / HQ...
Woah, how have I overlooked this thread? Making me think I should reconsider buying a DE :cool:.
I started with straights about 2 years ago, and to anyone above just starting don't be discouraged if you're getting red skin afterwards. That...
Great to hear about your purchase. Lelit machines are pretty hard to kill. Just refil the boiler after steaming, clean the shower screen as required and replace the gasket rather than tightening the group handle like crazy.
I wish you all the...
I sent my EM7000 in for repair today. There are two problems. First is the stem after shutting off for a good 5 seconds high pressure stem continues to flow slowly decreasing. In fact it makes it almost impossible to make perfect creama. ...