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Breville's Espresso Line


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your space limitation 

 

may make it difficult for you

 

to improve significantly over the Silvia .

 

its the grouphead ( carefully heat managed by the machine ) 

 

and  bottomless portafilter that matches 

 

that will get you significant  improvements 

 

in your cup.

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20 minutes ago, rotuts said:

its the grouphead ( carefully heat managed by the machine ) 

 

and  bottomless portafilter that matches 

 

that will get you significant  improvements 

 

in your cup.

 

But if you recall from my OP, I'm not worried about improving the cup; I'm worried about improving my life. I already brew what I feel to be a pretty wonderful pour over - the espresso is just for fun!

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  • 4 weeks later...

Avert thine eyes, Mr. @rotuts.  We gifted ole Miss Silvia to my nephew, as part of our trip to North Carolina over Thanksgiving.

 

She served well, but she was lonely and being left alone; now I hear she's having a party! In her stead...

 

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The Breville Infuser (arrived last evening).

 

And the first shots I pulled were not bad. 

 

My decision was based on a few factors, not the least of which is you can literally turn the machine on and be playing with shots in 5 minutes.

 

And, if if it becomes necessary, Significant Eater can probably pull a shot with one of the pressurized baskets.  

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I'm kinda (but not too) surprised at the build quality (better than I expected, even with all the plastic involved); what's really cool is some of the uniquely engineered features, like the little compartment that hides behind the drip tray and the pretty damn large, and easy to see water reservoir.

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So my nephew and his girlfriend just pulled a first few shots with their recently gifted Silvia (looks like they bought a Rocky to go along)...

 

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And damned if they're not already making nicer lattes than I ever did (or could)...

 

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It's why youth is so annoying.

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