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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.
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I'm just a two bit operation and I have...
It is all about roaster dynamics. Different methods give different results - a commercial drum roaster is not a corretto is not a popper.
I think if you look at the consistent 17-22 figures that crop up here, the reason is that most...
You might need to have two probe locations for the different batch sizes…
When I first roasted 750g on my 350g setup it read about 10-15° lower. So I drilled a second hole about 15mm higher in the pan and it came right back in line - I just move...
I own a Lido 1 and I can say the grind distribution at the press and filter range is more even than any grinder I have used. Have you done the fine tuning of the burr alignment as described on OE's youtube channel? The odd chunky grind will show up...
Yeah there's really nothing smaller than the BCG450 in conical burr grinders. The only other option in electric grinders is a flat 'burr mill' style grinder like the Petra or Emide. The Emide is still available but I'm not sure about the Petra. Just...
Since I posted this thread I've replaced my machine and my results are far more in line with others here:
Machine: Sunbeam EM7000 double boiler.
Cold milk weight: 85g.
Steamed milk weight: 95g.
Much better :)
If the EM0480 and the BCG450 are too big for your campervan, then your options are really limited. Your most portable, cheapest option would be a hand grinder, I can vouch for the Hario ceramic hand grinders. We took one on a trip through New...