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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.
Absolutely, I have used the L1 before and after Rick modded it. I am also a regular at Chris', sampling various brews
on the Alex. It ( Alex ) is a superior machine on all counts, from concept to bench.
@jjdoom- Somewhere I picked up the idea that lower temps work better for dark roasts, higher for really light roasts. I have also heard that very low temps give sour tastes just as dull burrs. I have yet to get sour when I dial the temp down for...
Andy/Rick's experience Whocares. I just got to play with it.
Lubrication? Sure- if required. Piston seals will last a long, long time in the home environment. I suspect the spares we hold will probably go off before we sell 'em.
G'day and welcome AGBR,
You can do a whole heap worse than to seriously consider any of the Coffee Roasters Aust. product with Coffee Sweet profiling.
Mark knows his stuff and this technology just works. The software is also always current if...
I see here not a single mention of any roasters supplied in AUS by Coffee Roasters Australia.
I have a 1kg Probatino and am gearing up to move to a minimum 12kg roaster and now asking the same question. Which brand deserves my hard...
Routine items? Group seals.
We hold stock of piston consumables as well. You might need them in 10 years. The San Marco leva group is common and spares are easy to obtain.
The Leva blows the Londinium out of the water on build...