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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.
Why would anyone want to attempt a Turkish grind from dedicated commercial espresso grinders? When I'm in the mood to fire up my Ibrik I make sure to use a proper Turkish hand grinder.
Your point being...?
So is TC (and hanger-ons) constantly bashing VSTs, Mahlkonig / Ditting grinders or anything else they do not sell / do not like / cannot understand / whatever. Just trying to provide a little balance as CS occasionally gets way out of whack. That...
The short of the story is I was cleaning the grinder at the workshop (K6 Diamond Doser) had it all apart and clean. Then someone dropped the clear plastic doser chamber and cracked it. Where can I get a new one any help appreciated. I did a quick...
Ok I'm still playing but so far it definitely seems worth it, from the 1st shot I pulled with beans ground in the smart grinder things have been better. Getting much slower pours now, haven't quite got things totally under control but am well on the...
Oh right I am glad someone set me straight about the volume.
How does the Oracle deturmine that the portafilter is full?
By grind dosed amount or by a sencor signaling it's full?
Not that it would attempt to over fill a single portafilter...
Today I turned out a loverly Dark roast in 9mins.
With the machine on and the lid off I added more beans at the beginning till they were just turning not spining, which made all the difference.
Also the Voltage was 247V a little more than...
Interesting discussion you had there,I've just had a em6900 with a dead collar in combination with three collar mounting bolts (Tork 25) that had stripped their threads out of the collar itself!
All I could do was to look around my w/shop...