mitchelljames Junior Member Joined: 27 Oct 2013 Posts: 1 Location: Brisbane, Aus Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Oct 27, 2013, 5:32pm Subject: Does such a machine exist?
I am in the market for a new machine. So far I have my eyes on the Rocket R58, but ideally I would like a machine with programmable buttons. Does a machine (that's a well known brand) with the following exist:
dual boiler programmable buttons water reservoir / tank
So far my quest has led me to the R58 (no programmable buttons), and the La Cimbali M21 (has to be plumbed in). The GS/3 is out of my price range (for now).
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 6,825 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 5:00am Subject: Re: Does such a machine exist?
Why are you limiting yourself to DB? That is not a bad thing but it does narrow the field a LOT. DB is not better than HX and HX is not better than DB, they are different in function but the same in the cup after you learn to operate them.
What you are asking for is a full automatic (not SUPERautomatic) machine. There are lots of them out there, the feature you are seeking is called volumetric dosing. There are lots to choose from, some DB some HX. DB tends to be more expensive than HX mostly because it is TWO machines not one so there are a lot more parts inside, more parts, it will cost more. Better, no, just used differently and more expensive. YMMV.
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