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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.
I am thinking of purchasing a new Bezzera Mitica machine. I have been a member of CS for some years. Don't post much but always get my beans from CS. I currently use a Silvia and want to upgrade.
Is the Bezz as good as I read it is....
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Solar 2 is now on the longest leg of their around the world attempt, the flight from Nanjing, China to Hawaii. This leg will take 5 days and 5 nights of non-stop flight. The plane is currently 115km into the 9,030km flight.
Java "All charged...
I know this post is old but I have just finished renovating an old Kitchenaid machine my wife said "would look good in the kitchen, much better than that clinical stainless steel one we have (sorry Rancilio).
In modding the machine I found the...
Is there any other baskets that will fit in the breville 54mm handle as the standard one's half way down come in a bit preventing the stock tamper from fully pressing down on the coffee.
As this was my first machine before the silvia I never...
Ah yes, an MD-50 is a fair bit bigger than the 40.... :rolleyes:
If you were going to hang on to it, I would have advised you to buy an OEM burr-set from a genuine Rancilio parts retailer, rather than a generic set. They are made from better...
First time poster long time observer. My name is Mario and I live in Perth. I want to set up a mobile coffee ute for my wife and I'd like some of your advice on what 2 group machine would suit best along with grinder. Personally I'd like...
I picked it up today .
It turns out not to be a md40, it's an md50
An md50/at to be precise.
And it's a big beast.
im not experienced with burrs blades , but 'm guessing they are worn out.
They are $50 new at coffeeparts.com so nothing mayor...
No, I haven't read them all.
So the solenoid gasket was the only maintenance item completed (btw those small ferrules go into the two holes in the shower head once the new gasket is in place). Pretty good going for a machine that old. I'm...