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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.
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Trouble is the hot subject is parenting, right along with religion and politics... Strangely enough many revolutions started in cafes!
I recall reading this thread from the very start and found it wholly entertaining also.
Man you guys run a tight ship. And I assume by 'disappear' you mean you'll delete it? It's think the process is more active and less passive.
But to the point: I'll pay what I need to, within reason. But let's see. They sell new for about $80.
There doesn't seem to be any results when googling it and it's also not on the Breville website? When I look on the Myer website it says BCG800 for $199.
So what improvements does this have over the BCG800 other than what's in the OP?
I powered off the machine from the power outlet, this is usually the only way to make the manual button work. Left it off for a few hours, managed to do a factory reset. Manual button still remains an issue as it works twice in total, to turn on the...
I have been looking for the group head seal (steam ring) for my Cafe Roma and note that Big Warehouse sell it for $17.35 (well over over 10% of the price for a new machine!) . It can be bought direct from Breville delivered for $15.00, and I can buy...
A long shot, but i'm after a brain for my oscar, even to just borrow for a day.
I have a Oscar and i'm 99% sure the problem lies in the brain but have no way of really knowing unless i chalk out 150-200 on a new one, or can get my hands on a 2nd...
A good idea is to read the forum- all 51 pages of it. Coincidentally, it kicked off at about the same time I joined CS.
I've enjoyed the venting. Some of it is just letting off steam, most of it is valid gripe (seen from the barista's POV) and a...