welcome to coffeesnobs :) May you have an enjoyable journey!Originally Posted by 776E1A0 link=1285242920/0#0 date=1285242920
percolator coffee is a different drink to espresso based coffee, both of which are different to plunger, and instant which is your typical mug shot with a dash of milk and sugar! Each different type of coffee has its merits and followers, and each needs to be analysed differently, IMHO.uncooth and I drink coffee (not expressos, or any other "...os") in a mug with two sugars and milk from a perculator. Almost bought a gaggia classic online and read a mug couldnt fit under it! I assume the silvia is the same so spending plenty on a rocky grinder would be senseless as I see it at this juncture.
If you like a large amount of coffee in a mug then you may not even like an espresso. For a start even a standard double shot of 60ml wont do much for your mug, unless you over-over-extract it (much like franchise coffee shops or the super-autos often do).
Firstly, do you like it? If so, whats the drive to change? Do others like it, and how much? Secondly, please let us know what grinder you have (if any). Just by buying a "real" grinder and fresh beans you may well get much much better coffee from your current method.Can anyone help me out, should I just stay with my perculator?
The Boema started their design with the Australian market in mind, which was typically a hotter and larger coffee than the typical Italian drink. I think most of their machines do (or used to) fit a mug underneath, but not all machines do.Are there coffee machines (of the gaggia classic or silvia quality) that use a double shot pourer that can fill a mug 3/4 full so I can put frothed milk and sugar in it?
Let us know your location so we can make some recommendations to local sponsors. Before you buy a machine you really should try it out in a shop first!
Hope that starts you off. Now some of the snobs with real experience will give you some of their suggestions ;)