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Thread: I've asked this before but...

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    Senior Member Shotgun's Avatar
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    I've asked this before but...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,
    I have a decent setup I guess... Electric Mazza Mini, VBM Domo, Pullman Tamper etc + GeLonghie Nespresso unit, Breville Drip and a couple of stove top percolators. Basically, after 8 years of f***ing with maintenance and grinding and weights of shots etc, I want to just press a button and voila!
    BUT, I need to make decent flat whites regularly or my wife will leave home. Hmmm, not such a bad idea :-)
    Is there any Auto Espresso machine around these days that makes a decent 'hot' cup of flat white?
    Hope some kind soul can help.

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    Budget? Apparently there are a couple of fully auto commercial machines that can do it if set up correctly ($20-30k+). Other than that the Breville Oracle is the best compromise on automation and quality of coffee though probably won't last more than a few years.
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    Senior Member Shotgun's Avatar
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    Thank you very much level3ninja, I reckon you'll soon be a level 4 or 5 :-)
    I've had a good look at this machine since you posted and it does look to fit the bill. Why do you believe it won't last?

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    Well just look up the threads focusing on the Appliance based brands ....and there's not just 4posts there ...
    not even a hundred posts but Hundreds of Pages of posts...
    So you don't need to wade through 200+pages, just glance here and there.
    Its a repetitive and common theme.

    Well what I do know is if I want to be homeless, dateless and helpless all I neeed to do is go geta plastic super auto
    and start producing weak tasteless cold (<55deg) flatie whities or a bucket eˋchino using supermarket beans and yep
    Ill be there in I reckon in 2weeks max!
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Well, I dived in to the Breville Oracle Touch on Thursday. I'm still tweaking it but I'm sure I'll get a nice coffee in no time. About the only thing you don't have control over is the dose amount. Everything else can me set to suit and I reckon I can go from start to finished flat white in way under 10 minutes with little to no cleanup. Time will tell.

    I heard what level3ninja said about the unit lasting so I took another 4 years warranty just in case. It cost $400 but if it means I get 6 years out of it I'll be happy.

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