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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.
Looking at the bag it's designed for a plunger, which would make it the same as any tea where it's steeped for a while.
I think the name is just a play on words to get more people thinking it's something it's not, of course it doesn't taste like...
Nearly seven weeks into mine & loving every minute.
Would love to see some profiles you are having success with. I keep mine updated on the Owners Forum.
I use a simple 'lever style' profile for all initial bean evaluations to keep...
No where near it in taste to coffee. But it is quite nice. I am not a big fan of roibos tea but as a latte this is quite ok.
Keen to see if it produces more "crema" using a pressurised basket, and see how it flows.
It doesn't compact down in...
I see most other posts start with the machine / water. Both are possible as far as taste goes, however the "oil slick" is pretty conclusive AFAIAC.
I would start with the grinder. A simple test: Obtain some "good grinder" freshly...