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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.
Hey, interesting reading this. I've just got my smart grinder and using a BES900. I'm new to 'proper' home espresso but at the moment am finding I have to set the grind to about halfway through the 'espresso' setting, otherwise I get very over...
Time for an upgrade from V2 Silvia. Wanting to upgrade to a HX machine. Am interested in the ECM Barista seems to be well priced and with a new grinder should come in within budget. There seems to be many positive comments re other ECM machines but...