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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.
It sounds very strange. Sorry I can't be of more help. An upgrade could be in order for sure. Whatever you do don't bin the Sunbeam as even if it's not gonna do espresso anymore it will be a great grinder for other brew methods. I'm sure someone...
Okay now I've read the article , and I'm about to wet myself laughing.
i know pizza can be healthy, but broadly speaking, pizza?!?!
And the representative of parents who said (being helpful) something like : " if the...
This is hilarious!
Especially given the last bit of ACT education news I heard was related to a child being fenced off inside their classroom. I'm glad that they're back to focussing on the finer points.
And ... Umm.... Does this mean that I...
The only way you are going to be able to get a satisfactory answer to that, pertinent to you, is by having a couple or more espresso machines on the bench next to your current model, so as to do strictly controlled side by side comparisons....to see...
It is at the sweet spot (currently) at 10. Anything coarser results in gushing in the cup. It is though something is stopping the beans going into the burrs, hence why I have to shake the unit, but I can't find anything. Just annoying and over the...
It sounds like you're trying to grind too fine. Start at the course end of the scale and see what happens, then slowly work your way towards where you need to be for espresso. I had a similar experience and had success doing this.