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    Hi all.

    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

    Many thanks

  • #2
    A Decent espresso machine which would be perfect and even show you graphs of pressure etc, but probably a bit over budget.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RatBot2000 View Post
      Hi all.

      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

      Many thanks
      Morning RatBot, suggest you have a look at the Bezzera Domus Galate https://www.casaespresso.com.au/bezzera-galatea.html

      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.

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      • #4
        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).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by level3ninja View Post

          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!
          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.

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