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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.
Yes on the bz99 I settle / tamp to 8mm clearance from top of basket - as an example.
Strongly urge artman reco' s - 5c test / A_M.
I've used instead of the 5c, a sheet metal holepunch discard piece - think 5c but half the thickness !
So then I...
I ended up changing the beans to another favourite of mine, local roaster and cafe, Fonzie Abbott Espresso. First shot was actually perfect, didn't even need to change the grinder settings, though for experimental purposes I dialed it a...
Hi Zmith, welcome to CS!
You will have to wait for the next shipment.
As you are in Indonesia, you will have to contact Andy via the 'Contact Us' tab at the bottom right of every page.
Beanbay is not configured to handle overseas currencies...
@mentasm, thanks for your reply. With the flat screw was it just an 'off the shelf' screw that you were able to straight swap over for the existing one? Or did you have to get it 'altered' to allow it to fit?
The shower screen is apparently quite low in these; requiring a lower puck height than other machines (I own one, but haven't owned other machines for comparison, but this is what I've read). I typically dose around 18g into my triple basket.
Sounds like it might be your problem :)
My way is to:
1) zero the scale and weigh the PF empty
2) calculate what the total weight will be
3) dose into the pf
4) re-zero the scale
5) check the total weight
6) if the total weight is less than...
I've rigged it so the scales sit under the grinder so as I grind into the portafiller I can read the weight as it rises to 18g.
That could be it! I'm only zeroing the scales at the start. I'll put an empty portafiller on the...
Thanks so much for the advice everyone! I'm just trying to find some time to do a flush out session but have given the group head a good clean out after removing the screen. As everyone has indicated, I'll skip the descaling for another day. Being...
Hi all, this is my first post and reply for the forum.
I'm Zmith and a new beginner on roasting.
Would love to know where to buy the device as on the link provided was sold out.
And was it available in Indonesia?