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gekichan

The Bar Espresso Machine

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Hello There,

I am about to buy a small but professional coffee Espresso Machine...

Which is your best pick?

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Not clear as to whether or not you're interested in a commercial unit (they don't generally run small), or if, by 'professional' you mean one that's a good quality.

To get you started, have a look here: http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?/topic/136006-espresso-machines-for-less-than-500/page__p__1774410__hl__espresso+machine__fromsearch__1#entry1774410

and here: http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?/topic/119939-best-espresso-machine-800/page__p__1615548__hl__espresso+machine__fromsearch__1#entry1615548

After researching espresso machines for a couple of months, I decided that the Rancilio Silvia was the one that best fit our requirements (and got a unit for my boyfriend as a birthday present last year). To date, I have to say that it still seems the right choice.


Michaela, aka "Mjx"
Manager, eG Forums
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I own a MyPressi Twist wich i find to be a good home option.

The pros of this unit is obviously storage space and price, its also easy to clean.

The cons as opposed to a professional unit is the lack of a steamer, so to complete the setup i use a iSi cream whipper that i heat with milk in a water bath to 70░C for lattes and such. Also, since there is no steamer you have no place to warm your cups.

If you drink espresso more than a couple of times a week i would go for a more permanent fixture in your kitchen.

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When you say "professional", do you mean to say that your budget is ~$2000 or so? That seems to be the baseline for used commercial stuff... Do you have the plumbing in place for a permanent fixture type machine?


Christopher D. Holst aka "cdh"

Learn to brew beer with my eGCI course

Chris Holst, Attorney-at-Lunch

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there is plenty of info at the eG

there is a lot more here:

http://www.home-barista.com/forums/

before you buy, read the reviews at the above. very complete and through.

whats your budget? beginner? intermediate? expert?

once you get a 'quality' machine its important to realize that the grinder is probably as important if not more so than the machine.

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once you get a 'quality' machine its important to realize that the grinder is probably as important if not more so than the machine.

The grinder, and of course, the beans. Freshly roasted!


Andy Arrington

Journeyman Drinksmith

Twitter--@LoneStarBarman

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I need a small coffee espresso machine for my restaurant, I've been always using moka machine so far and i need it basically just for cappuccinos and lattemacchiato... 60/70 per day maximum.

I also got that the minimum budget is around 2000$... of course to spend a bit less would be better but I don't want to renounce in any case to good quality........... I'll be looking trough names and forums you posted....... thank you people!

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Im not sure what you are using now:

this?

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=safari&rls=en&q=mocha+machine&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7161035799432912336&sa=X&ei=zYtGT5qLAaq20AGPn-2YDg&ved=0CIgBEPMCMAQ#ps-sellers

that you plan to make 'milk' drinks and not true 'espresso' makes your choices less $$ i think if you concentrate on your beans and grinder.

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