Re: Expresso makers
- From: "Ken Fox" <morceaudemerdeThisMerdeGoes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 08:51:36 -0700
"Tom" <sunbright2@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Can anyone tell me what they think of the Melitta MEPE15B expresso
> maker? It sells for around $67 and appears to be about what I would
> want for occassional home usage. Is there a better machine for around
> that price?
Truth be told, you can't make good espresso at home on a machine like that.
If $67 is your budget I'd suggest either finding a good cafe nearby or
making coffee another way, such as with a presspot, or with a Moka pot
("stovetop espresso machine" as they are often called).
It would probably cost around $200 to get the absolute bare minimum setup
such as a hacked cheap grinder (e.g. Bodum Antigua) and a bottom end
tolerable espresso machine. Even this expense will not buy you good
espresso drinks on a repeatable and dependable basis. Making good espresso
at home requires lots of effort and attention to detail, not to mention
practice practice practice. The lower end equipment is much less forgiving
of user error than the sort of stuff most regular participants in this ng
would buy. For a level of equipment that can reliably produce good espresso
in the hands of beginning user, you would have to budget approximately $600
for the grinder and for the espresso machine combined.
There are many online sources of information that will help the beginning
home espresso aspirant, including coffeegeek.com , home-barista.com , as
well as Randy Glass's site, http://espressomyespresso.com/
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