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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.
You have just given me an excuse to clean my old grinder.... :o
I think you have lost a little grey plastic pin that fits up through the circular hole above the microswitch, when the hopper is installed correctly it pushes down and engages the...
Hi MF, I think I have a similar problem too some times but mine seems to be more time spent on forums than actually doing things.
I bought it as one of the group collar bolts had sheared and the steam valve leaks a little. I've just started to...
She's running in my shed but have not got the doser to stop leaking yet. I reckon it is just a case of getting a thick enough o-ring, problem is, when I am not busy, I am lazy! What issues does yours have? It was all pretty straightforward,...
Hi Paolo, how are you?
This is my first post, so apologies for asking for information straight away.
I have done a thorough search on the Toper 1kg gas cafemino and keep coming back to your posts. I was hoping you could please let me know...
This thread still going? Sorry I have been busy with getting ready to move house, I have decided to go M4D, accurate electronic dosing and speed is very appealing to go with Mara.
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G'day Deco, I have a PID thermo probe measuring environment temp just outside the drum, really only serves as an index as I can't get bean temp, but gives me a feel for drop in temp and when to expect first crack. I mainly roast according to sounds,...