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Thread: E61 single boiler or HX for espresso only

  1. #1
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    E61 single boiler or HX for espresso only

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    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!

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    Frenchs Forest NSW
    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.

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    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 05:14 PM.

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