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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.
Thanks for your response re the valve and pstat. The pstat is likely the problem so will order the 'correct' one as pointed out. Fingers crossed this resolves everything then new beans try the rocky then replace it with something better. Then...
I suggest you can drop your machine to Charlie of JetBlack at Cremorne saving the courier fee & shipping risk, although its a 50 mins trip. much easier. (if you can pay, they will provide on-site service)
Thanks ,but I am not the sort of guy who could work out torque if it was telling me the equation of the meaning of life, to which I believe incidentally the answer to be 42.
But thanks for your on going input as it sort of helps me in the idiot...
I've never tried one, but I think the slow rotisserie motors wouldn't cut it for roasting. They are usually around 3 rpm.
My wiper motor was around 55rpm when I got it. It has slowed down to around 45rpm over the years, but given its workload, I...
Most machines leak out of the anti vac valve during descaling. It is located below the steam and water tap outlets so naturally the water will exit through the valve before the taps. It is unlikely that the valve itself is damaged.
If you could...
Ah, should've mentioned that, yeah.
18g in an 18g basket. Sometimes I have to curve my finger slightly to give a slightly convex surface to the top of the dressed coffee.
I find that I get best results within a gram of the nominal dosage.