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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.
That's a truckload of milk for such a small machine??
With the surface area of a half full 1 litre jug would the steam power/ tip hole size/ hole porting be enough to
get the milk moving??
The last question is a bit like the 'how long is a...
I think Chris at talk coffee is trying or is sourcing those tips. I used one on a machine with a cool touch wand that previously had a 2 hole tip with larger holes and it improved my milk steaming in a big way
With the Behmor I generally roast inside in a rear sunroom where I can open a door in the final phases and when I remove the beans to dump in a cooler.
With the Coretto I only roast outside (undercover) primarily because of the mess the chaff...
Thanks for the advice guys.
I was taught using a small jug (enough milk for 1mug) and have the steam wand on a small angle with the tip right up against the wall of the jug just below the bottom of the spout. This seems to work well.
i have had mine now for a couple of months and I use it everyday. It's just a fantastic machine, it's on a surge proof timer and when I come down the stairs in the morning and see the little green glow of the switch light, it makes me...
I'm not surprised that like Andy, we smaller roasters have no issues with roast date on our batches. Our roast dates are also published on our website so that clients know exactly what they're purchasing.
Problems can occur when you upscale...
When I used a Hottop I used to roast in the kitchen under the range hood. (2-3 years). Had no real problems with long lasting smells. However when I moved from the kitchen, and cleaned the range hood I realised how using the kitchen range hood had...