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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.
I'm a purist as far as milk goes,
For me, milk by definition is water with a little bit of fat in it, from mammals.
When you start taking out the mammal and/ or fat parts, it's no longer "milk"
Still trying to convince my friends' wives to...
Thanks for your reply.
I had got to the point where I realised that the simplest way is with a float valve. I'm trying to source a good quality brass one rather than all those plastic ones on ebay.
We're based on the East Coast of...
BBC news, by the looks. ;-)
The hack is only as proof-of-concept: if you can get Doom on there, you can get literally anything. Pretty big security issue, if you ask me: not many people expect their own printer to be attacking their home network!
Check the power markings on the device (if it has any). Some devices have a full-range power input (eg marked as 100-240VAC) so you can get away with just an adapter.
Otherwise Andy is right: a transformer is required, and possibly a pretty big...
No. The solenoid is working, otherwise the flow wouldnt be getting through anywhere.
If it were mine, I would propbably remove the brass base of the group solenoid valve and replace the two small O rings, making sure they are the heat proof ones....