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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 was a fortunate person this week, in that our eldest bought me a 500g bag of Andy's superb Yemen Mocha Ismaili.... :D
Apart from a BIG thank you to our son, without reservation I have to say that this is by far the best Yemen Ismaili I have...
managed to come across an older Rancilio grinder on gumtree, picking it up tomorrow. Ended up spending 120 but I can be a BIT sneaky lol.
looks to be an older MD series and I think it's going to be either the 50 or bigger. I'm a...
or you could just do it yourself like everyone else :D
Like Barry I've had my 900 for 3.5 years, still going strong.
Quick vid I did a few weeks ago, I don't think it's that bad for an 'appliance'...
It sure must have been a slow news week on the blog.
To have an out of the blue, chip on the shoulder post like that
says more about the poster than this, or any other CS thread which, until 3 days ago, has
been dormant for...
Our learning with our Quickmill test machine was that tank feed accompanied with a heat exchanger induced thermosyphon stall in the CMA group. Nothing special about the Londinium as it happened in the Achille too. The solutions were...
I have a sunbeam EM3800 espresso machine free to a good home. It is complete and I have made a couple of coffees with it. It seems to work fine but I think the brew switch is a little suspect. Probably best for parts. I have to admit I picked it up...
As someone who watched the development of Londinium I (and the blog)from the ground up, and waited patiently to order one, Reiss bitter post doesn't surprise me. Although I was very keen to order a Londinium, I did find the constant condescending...