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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 also super charged my bucket bean cooler. I spotted a few small evaporator fans sitting on the shelf from a fridge that I'd scrapped at work. They were fitted to brackets which would allow it to sit perfectly on top of the bucket lid. Whipped up...
Friday night roast night.
Roast #6 and #7 done - Peru Ceja de Selva
I spent a few minutes looking to roast according to Matt's advice of tweaking roast #4 but decided to follow Mal's Ceja de Selva profile, that I found in another thread,...
Here's several new photos of my Alex Duetto II dual boiler PID Espresso Machine which I am selling, per my previous post - asking $2,300. Its just been serviced where the PID was replaced and as you will see, the machine is immaculate. In Sydney,...
Sorry for the lag in replies... crazy week at the snobbery and now I find myself in Brisbane.
Ahhh yes, it was a BIG container, diagonal in the driveway as it was too big to come in straight. It was a bit of fun to empty too!
I've only read part 1, but I agree that it was very interesting. I absolutely agree with the author. At the end of the day Nespresso machines don't make very good coffee, but they make coffee good enough for exactly the sort of person that would...