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Any non Espresso brew method from Drip Filter, Syphon or Vacuum, Plunger, Ibrik, Stovetop, Mocha Pot, Aeropress, Cold Press, Percolator, Presso or any other mad scientist process that doesn't have a pump and boiler combined.
Entry level (sub $500) domestic appliances that you would expect to find in the kitchen section of whitegoods stores. You can get a pretty good coffee from machines in this category if you use fresh coffee and dose/tamp well.
Pointy End ($1500-$3000) will find machines that are capable of making espresso at the same time that you are texturing milk. This end of the market also tends to get some real design flair and lot and lots of shiny stainless. Mostly the machines in this category are direct descendants of Cafe class machines.
Extreme Machines ($3000+) is the very serious end of the home espresso machine market. Some of the machines you will find in here would be comfortable in just about any cafe on the planet and most will have similar installation requirements (plumbing, maintenance etc). Most CoffeeSnobs drool over the very pretty toys in this category.
I have been collecting scooters of the classic italian kind for the last 25 years or so. In my travels along the way I have managed to come across a couple of Apes. I've noticed that these have been used lately as mobile...
Made a glorious latte tonight using day old decafe wow. Was easily one of the best I've had.
Still working on my dose. Seems I can hit 60ml/30sec fine but I'm getting a wet puck. Need to dose more until I get it dryer then adjust grind to fine...
Mine is a new two group, apart from the interface they still contain all the same mechanics. I spent a lot of time playing with the Slayers at MICE (coffee Expo) this year and compared them to a lot of top end machines including levers....
I have a Pullman tamper and VST basket and it makes for a neat and consistent tamp. I like the natural oiled wooden handle. Coffee equipment is for many enthusiasts and hobbyists a statement of sorts in the kitchen (perhaps the doghouse for some of...
I admit I love the shots from the Alex Leva also. Was just perfect with the least amount of input by the barrister. Not that Im lazy but I have people to do that for me right......?
The Leva won't come close to fitting in under my...
A rep from breville said it would be safe to descale with citric acid I picked up from my work (wine industry) in powder form. Aparently I read you can pick it up at indian supermarkets.
I purchased the bes920 at release.
He just said...