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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.
White vinegar... :D (waits for flames :D )
My original one responded well (as in with a glug and splat of brown gunk) to CinoCleano - recommended by my local roaster. Ran perfect for over a year after and AFAIK is still running very well in it's...
With the dose not clicking, mines doing the same thing. I think it's because the mechanism at the bottom of the doser is gunked up with old stuff and the grease has lost its lubricating properties and just become a greasy paste. I...
Ok so I know how that reads!!!
I am an Aussie and now helping run a very successful growing chain of cafes owned by Australians.
We HAVE to serve a 16 ounce Option and to keep ratios realistic (it's crazy) I drop two double shots (so 4) in...
Mmmm looks so tasty...not! Too bad he never researched enough about espresso extractions and coffee oils etc.
Maybe if he applied the "crema maker" to milk it might have been a little less repulsive...maybe.