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    After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

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    Howdy,

    My experience with coffee machines is brief, 12 months. My first machine was the Delonghi E3500 which has just been returned for a full refund.

    This machine was terrible at making a latte, it was too cold even with the restrictor in the milk jug, priming the boiler etc. After making 3 cups its was drinkable, why is it that a machine that Retails for $1889 is just rubbish.

    Basically the service agent told that the full automatic machines arent very good at making a latte. There isnt enough air allowed in the milk jug to heat up the milk up.

    So I am thinking of buying a semi automatic machine that I can manually froth the milk.

    Looking at trying the Saeco machines......

    Could someone recommended a machine that I can make a great latte with?

    Cheers

    Mick

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    Welcome Mick.... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Suggest you use the "Contact All Site Sponsors" facility here... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1222094376 stating your location, budget, machine prerequisites and any other useful information. Guaranteed to receive some helpful suggestions from some genuine professionals that way... 8-)

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    Welcome to Coffee Snobs Mick.

    Forget Saeco.

    Forget brand names (theyre distracting).

    List your requirements (e.g. make a good latte etc.).
    State your budget.
    Do you have a grinder?
    If not then that will have to come out of your overall budget.

    To make good coffee you need:
    Freshly roasted beans.
    A good grinder.
    A good machine.

    Send an email to and the sponsors that can help will respond.

    Where are you located? (please update your profile)

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    Hi MickyDee. Firstly, lets be clear what you mean by semi-automatic.
    Are you after something that does everything at the touch of a button except froth milk? If so, that is a super auto. A semi auto is one where you need to manually fill the basket with ground coffee, tamp and lock the group handle into the machine.

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    A super auto it is then. Well thats what I think I need to make a HOT latte and not a luke warm latte.

    My budget is around $1200

    The Delonghi made a nice Latte but was lacking HEAT!

    The coffee beans that I am using are ST.ALI beans.

    cheers

    Mick

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    Make sure you get yourself a milk thermometer (~$15), that way you can get the milk hot without burning it. Another tip is to pre-heat your cups with hot water.

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    yes I used to put them in the microwave for 30 sec, they were nice and warm! :)

    I do have access to sunbeam, delonghi seaco through the retail shop I work in.. This might help on recommendations.

    cheers

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    Do you really want to try another Delonghi? ::)

    I still dont know which border you are north or south of?

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    Geelong

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6C48424A58654444210 link=1261213033/6#6 date=1261487377
    I do have access to sunbeam, delonghi seaco through the retail shop I work in.. This might help on recommendations.
    All I can recommend is that you look for a job eleswhere before you waste more of your hard earned ;) ;D

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    Re: After Semi automatic machine with manual froth.

    Quote Originally Posted by 61454F47556849492C0 link=1261213033/8#8 date=1261813555
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    Why not pop in to see Talk Coffee and some good machines then ?



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