Post By level3ninja
Post By RatBot2000
Espresso machine for home roaster advice
I have been drinking nothing but filter coffee for quite some time after and I really feel the itch to go back to espresso.
I mainly drink long blacks, but i would test milk based maybe once a week.
Since I will be roasting my own espresso, I would want the machine to be as consistent as possible (within reason) so that the only variable would be my roast times.
I started with the Silvia w/ PID but then doubled *cough* my budget and looked at E61 machines.
The list so far:
Lelit Mara PL62T
Expobar Minore IV
ECM Classika PID
Budget: pref under 3k, unless justified.
Love to hear your thoughts
A Decent espresso machine which would be perfect and even show you graphs of pressure etc, but probably a bit over budget.
Morning RatBot, suggest you have a look at the Bezzera Domus Galate https://www.casaespresso.com.au/bezzera-galatea.html
Originally Posted by RatBot2000
Good value at $2500, built like a tank, and will provide you with excellent espresso with a minimum of fuss, I've had one for almost 10 years, have never regretted the purchase.
For your usage a SBDU would be ideal. The ECM Classica PID you listed is the best of that bunch (https://www.jetblackespresso.com.au/...-classika-pid/)
Or alternatively a small double boiler like the Profitec Pro 300 (https://www.jetblackespresso.com.au/...fitec-pro-300/)
You don't say what grinder you have, but a Niche Zero would be perfect for switching back and forth between filter and espresso (how I use mine).
Sorry, I have a Sette 270 atm but I really want/plan to get the Niche! Jealous!
Originally Posted by level3ninja
My only concern is the max dose being 50g? largest dose I would do is 65-70g. Guess i could do it in 2 hits.....
I am leaning towards the ECM since the steam function will only get used once a week, if that.