Espresso Maker

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  1. allreds

    allreds Senior member

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    My machine look this:
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    you're drinking aluminum. in a year, you'll see how much has flaked off.
    buy a stainless model.
     


  2. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    What is the Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Bentley of Espresso makers?

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    Here's the BMW of cap machines. The BMW designed, Starbucks Sirena. Works superbly. Love mine.
     


  3. hws

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    you're drinking aluminum. in a year, you'll see how much has flaked off. buy a stainless model.
    I find photo from other site. Mine is stainless, I buy from old man who live near to me machine he not need anymore, so low price!
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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    that's just beautiful. i don't know how it works, but a gorgeous machine. i'm still using a rancilio silvia i bought about 15 years ago. the thing's like a tank. to keep it on a clothing thread ... it's a barbour beaufort of an espresso maker. timeless, classic, indestructible. and, i have to admit, not terribly aesthetically pleasing.
     


  6. JohnGalt

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    I too have a Silvia that I purchased in January. Love it. I kind of like the way it looks.....
     


  7. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    I would agree with the conversation that pretty much all espresso in Italy is better than anything stateside. But I'm biased to things south of Naples.

    So while a machine is good on the go, I've got my grandmothers very old neapolitan stove top maker that I prefer to use. Looks similar to this:
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    I have my great grand-father's that is like that. Have never used it though. I also have a Bialetti.
     


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    My lovely lady found me a Gaggia Classic at Petes Coffee 2 years ago...brand new display item marked at $125. That and a passible Capresso Infinity grinder (which I've now had to repair 3 times) and I nurse a pretty damn healthy espresso addiction. Since moving from West to East coast I've been ordering a lot of roasts...hard to find good beans in DC. I don't have the patience to roast my own.

    Next up is doing a PID mod to the Gaggia....
     


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    Chris, I have no doubt that it helps, but have a hard time believing pods can compete with freshly ground beans.

    Grayland, I have a Kitchen-Aid grinder that is simple to use, attractive, and an impressive piece of industrial design. Get a good grinder and you won't feel like it's a hassle. It doesn't dose, so the purists may scoff, but it does the job with a flick of the switch. The incremental effort in grinding with a good grinder is really minimal.


    I have a Rocky grinder and HATE the doser...wish I listened to coffeegeek on that one. Oh well, it grinds very well.
     


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    Here's the BMW of cap machines. The BMW designed, Starbucks Sirena. Works superbly. Love mine.
    No. If it's made by starbucks it's likely the Pontiac of espresso machines.
     


  11. Girardian

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    I have a machine that is both beautiful and makes stunning espresso.

    If I get around to it, I'll take and post a pic. It's a dual boiler Alex Duetto II.
     


  12. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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    By the way pods and the like are a complete bastardization of the art of espresso and the art of fresh coffee both ... they drive me nuts ... and yes I home roast (Malabar Gold).
     


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    A bastardization that allows me to enjoy half-decent espressos midday in my office with minimal cleanup, all without having to roast, grind, tamp, pull, or otherwise futz with things I don't want to or can't bother with.

    Hardcore internet coffee advice is not for everyone.
     


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    until this thread (and another from a link posted below for similar threads), I never knew coffee people could be more snobby than wine people.
    How else would you acquire that satisfying sense of superior taste?
     


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    I own a Rocket Giotto. It is one of the main fetish objects in my extremely minimal appartment.
     


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