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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.
The impending cessation of my PhD stipend, coupled with the fact that writing my thesis is taking all my time, means that I've decided to get rid of three of the europiccolas I've been very slowly tinkering with.
Europiccola 1 was completely...
G'day Gonzo... :)
If you wanted to do anything with the fan output, would probably be better to pulse the output from a low of say 50% to a high of 80-90% (only guessing) during the latter stages of the roast and then leave on high between 1st...
True. I always start after 24 hours though. You will find the sweet spot yourself that way be it 5 days or 10. Some of my roasts are better after 15. It's all an experiment and each bean/blend are different.
Hey Lukemc. Thanks for your help mate. I just bought some "Dark Star" beans. Popular here in Perth WA. Freshly roasted as of yesterday, I've been scouring the thread only to read the ideal time to use he branch is 5-10 since they were roasted.
Easy one Peter. It's because Australian specification machines are manufactured to our specific requirements. You get to do that when you're the importer ;)
We are very satisfied with the performance of the machine in our specification.