Mosher Senior Member Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 7 Location: Riverside Expertise: Aficionado
Espresso: Silvia Grinder: Rocky, Mulino Vac Pot: Cory, Yama Drip: Melitta auto drip Roaster: Fresh Roast Plus
Posted Mon Jul 1, 2002, 10:33am Subject: Great Beginner article.
I wish this article had been around a few years ago when I didn't know the difference between a thermoblock or a boiler. I will recommend this article to friends who are just getting into espresso and need help putting pictures to words. Thank you!
gianni Senior Member Joined: 17 Jun 2002 Posts: 5 Location: Leeds (UK) Expertise: Professional
Espresso: lapavoni pro lever, elektra... Grinder: elektra, san marco Drip: varied Roaster: Hottop
Posted Fri Jul 5, 2002, 9:50pm Subject: Spreading the word......
Very informative Alan. It's important that "Joe Public" understands why there is a big price premium between machines. Anyone can make something look pretty with a fancy bit of plastic moulding. How about doing a high end summary including the "exotic" like lever machines - Pavoni/Gaggia/Elektra or semi commercials ......
dhowitt Senior Member Joined: 11 Jan 2003 Posts: 1 Location: india Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sat Jan 11, 2003, 8:36am Subject: good tech info
Alan, thanks so much for this review. I find it really helps to understand what's going on inside the machine, and even the manuals don't explain what you did. In my experience so far, your analyses of the pros and cons of the various technologies is entirely accurate.
ignite105 Senior Member Joined: 8 Sep 2007 Posts: 36 Location: New Zealand Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Nuova Simonelli Oscar Grinder: Anfim Milano
Posted Tue Dec 18, 2007, 3:21pm Subject: Re: Domestic Espresso Machine Roundup by Alan Frew
Excellent article, just wish I had read this before throwing away many dollars on different thermoblock machines with different bells and whistles thinking I was getting the bees knees each time. Time to save hard for a Rancilio Silvia which costs $1200 NZ dollars.
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