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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'd be thinking about work flow - where can you place the equipment where you'll have easy access to it without obstructing someone whos also cooking in the kitchen - either that or do as I do and place it in your man den!
I have for sale a semi-restored Arrarex Caravel. Lots of info available on the web so I will only go over detail relevant to this unit.
It is in reasonable condition for its age, the paint/powder coat is rather worn as you can see in the photos....
Can you make a rule... Like "standby"? Was thinking of situations where I forget to off the machine. Like off it after X hours from on? Even better (not an electrician) but if can detect usage and off it after "low" usage after X hrs.
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I rarely buy from cafes, but was interstate and in need. We had breakfast at a heavily coffee orientated cafe in Mooloolaba and I ordered a flat white to go as I paid the bill. I saw 2 grinders, one with a full doser (2-3 coffees made in half an...
Probably because its true. As I've said, the Silvia is less forgiving of variations in dose and grind than many other machines. In particular given its price bracket it is often the machine of choice for people who are relatively new to espresso...