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Espresso Maker

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by jkipness, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Interesting points. I'll have to do more research. Thanks.
     
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    Edsal17 Well-Known Member

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    I would avoid the Breville. Ascaso is decent for the money, also worth checking out for the same price is the Rancilo Silvia. Don't forget to budget for a decent grinder too.
     
  4. Trompe le Monde

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    ive been dismissive of the single-cup format chiefly because of the notion of sheer waste in production and material, but also because most the ones ive sampled just simply taste bad. (especially those k-cups)

    my new office has the Nespresso... love the simplicity of espresso vs lungo (the only thing i drink). no extraneous features, styles, machines, gimmicky LCD displays... just water, heat, pressure, and coffee. and it tastes good with a nice crema

    so got me a Krups machine for home :foo:

    now the only question is whether these bio-degradable pods taste just as good
    http://www.ethicalcoffeecompany.com/
     
  5. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Thanks for the advice, while researching teh Ascaso, I also came across the Dream Up machines, really cool looking machines, and about $100 more than the one I linked. Do you know much about these?

    http://www.amazon.com/Ascaso-DUBBVMG-Dream-Espresso-Machine/dp/B003SBFSV4
     
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    Just get a Silvia. Done.
     
  7. Edsal17

    Edsal17 Well-Known Member

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    I have not seen that model of Ascaso before, but you cannot go wrong with Rancilio Silvia. It may not look as sexy, but it has been on the market for along time, and there are plenty of replacement parts if you need them down the road. I have had mine for a year and a half and I pull about 4 doubles a day through mine and it is still going strong. I had a little trepidation buying it, because I was coming from a commercial grade one group, but it has performed very well.
     
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  8. b1os

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    I like how she looks. ;)
     

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