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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 have the opportunity to upgrade my "Kuchef Espresso Machine" that I bought from Aldi about 6 months ago. I've used it for probably 4 espresso drinks daily (2 of those w/ milk and steam) and have been reasonably happy w/ the machine.
My em6910 has been having pretty weak steam for a while now, and I finally decided to try and fix it. Machine is a few years old now and I've never descaled the steam lines as per the manual (which I now realise was bad advise by...
Lots of roasting to do this week, for us and friends.
Saturday was 750g Brasil San Jao slow ramp and 750g Indo Blue Bianca baseline ramp. The Indo was the second batch in a hot machine, and I struggled to pull it back, but time ended up about...
OK Beo , I see . Had my Mini for over a Year now and use it daily .I have no intention to go to anything else .It's
like the day I bought it ,makes a great cup ,I grind a double in 30 sec , no grounds retention and minimal clean up .
You wont be...
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Lilterally....place something in the end of the suction tube, that results in a smaller hole (than the suction tube). That slows the passage of milk up the tube, and it comes out hotter.
You will need to experiment with...