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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 the comments guys im guessing i bought a good machine from the comments which is great to hear! I was wondering if you guys know or like Dibella coffee or RIO coffee? I have both at the moment and trying them out; ill be doing a barrista...
The Pullmans are very nice, probably not a huge selection for the smaller size baskets? You could get the Pullman one mentioned above (sounds like a bargain) and get it sized to your basket for a precise fit (assuming it's too big). Pullman used to...
Wow. Nice :-)
This will be an excellent machine to learn on. Take the very good advice above from chokidog, Leroy & Barry
1. Learn on your own prosumer machine. Learn how to solve extraction problems, you can't have customers waiting...
After reading alot of extensive help from you guys and from coffegeeks I have decided to go with a ECM TECHNIKA IV and a MAZZER super jolly-mini-lux
Thanks for the help! And I will take your advice on board ! Kind regards!