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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.
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If the flow of coffee is too fast it could be that you are not grinding fine enough. Which Smart grinder do you have? Is it the BCG800 or the newer BCG820.
To get the 800 to go finer than the adjustable...
Every now and then, seems to be monthly I get this feeling the flavour of the daily cup is heading south. I wonder about group head cleanliness and the grind and then remember about the "cleanliness" of the grind head!! Then as I get...
I've had my Breville BES800es for a few months now with unpressurized breville replacement baskets.
Using a Breville SmartGrinder (on the absolute Max grind setting)
I've had reasonable success with the single basket - I can get the shot to come...
There's a documentary which no doubt most have seen from 2009 where James May of Top Gear fame flies to 70,000 feet + in the RSO (I guess) seat of a U2.
Great film of the curvature of the earth and edge of stratosphere.
The kony is strapped in underneath the bike in the storage area when riding along and I made custom steel brackets that bolt to the GS3 to brace the frame and strengthen it. Then bolt down to the bench. I used nylon washers to avoid any friction....