Post By JetBlack_Espresso
E61 single boiler or HX for espresso only
Sorry if this topic has been discussed before but after searching and researching for weeks now I feel I have to decide on a machine soon!
My background is Silvia/Rocky but want an upgrade in stability and controllability.
Things I'd prioritize:
Best possible espresso quality
Quick start-up time
Nice finish/esthetics/quality/serviceability of the machine
Nice to have:
Ability to plumb into water line
Size is a factor
Grinder I've been recommended is a Quamar Q50E. Any thoughts on that?
Perhaps upgrade to M80 or Profitec Pro T64?
Models I've been looking at are the ECM Classika PID and Technika IV Profi. I'm aware I'm comparing a single boiler unit with a HX machine and that one is €550 cheaper
Please give me your input and feedback!
It depends on how important it is for you to plumb it. If we take all of the other requirements, then something like the Classika PID would work for you. If you want something that heats even faster you could also consider a Lelit Victoria.
Lelit looks really nice.
What about a manual machine?
How easy are they to operate compared to semi-automatic?
I'm thinking something like a Flair
Or an Electro Micro Casa?
Last edited by evert; 26th May 2018 at 06:14 PM.