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Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:24 pm
by soam24
Hey freaks.

What's the word on a two in one coffee / expresso machine.

I currently have a kureig just for coffee. Going to upgrade.

Would like a two in one machine with expresso but i saw all the Nespresso machines don't have the refillable cups for your own coffee so that's a turn off.

Can anyone help a brother out?

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:14 am
by soam24
everyone here pays starbucks every day?

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:48 am
by alittle
A machine that does both will give you mediocre versions of both.

I would buy a grinder and an espresso machine, then look to a Chemex or Hario V60 to do pourovers for regular coffee, or a french press if you're feeling too lazy to do pourovers.

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:03 am
by mfaith
I never could get pourover to work for me. I really wanted it to, and I almost got it there, but I couldn't get past the taste of the bloody paper filter :hanging: I've used a stainless steel filter in my drip machine for so long, even doing the recommended rinsing in advance, I could still taste the paper. I tried Kalita Wave, which has a paper filter, and then this cone-shaped stainless steel pour-over maker, which didn't require a filter at all. The stainless steel cone-shaped one had promise, but the cone shape caused the grounds to get clogged, and slowed it down so much that by the time I had a cup-ful, it was lukewarm at best. Tasted nice, but cold :-(. So yeah, I really wanted it to work for me, but couldn't find the right mix.
May revisit it again at some point, to see if they've come out with anything that'll work for me.

@alittle: what do you recommend for espresso machine?

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:56 pm
by piratesprayer
Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine
My wife was a barista for like 10 years and we have this one at home and its like having a coffee shop grade espresso machine at home. If you end up going for something larger like this, its amazing.
https://www.amazon.com/Breville-BES870X ... 4622&psc=1

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:30 pm
by iambillyg
Picked up one of these brand new off of Craigslist a few months ago for a quarter of the price: https://www.amazon.com/Gaggia-Automatic ... B003XV31IG

Been pretty pleased with it's output.

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:07 pm
by piratesprayer
iambillyg wrote:Picked up one of these brand new off of Craigslist a few months ago for a quarter of the price: https://www.amazon.com/Gaggia-Automatic ... B003XV31IG

Been pretty pleased with it's output.
Nice pickup. You cant go wrong with a shop grade espresso machine!

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:20 pm
by mfaith
iambillyg wrote:Picked up one of these brand new off of Craigslist a few months ago for a quarter of the price: https://www.amazon.com/Gaggia-Automatic ... B003XV31IG

Been pretty pleased with it's output.
What's been your favorite beans to use with it?

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:51 pm
by finneganm
Get a French press.

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:05 pm
by iambillyg
mfaith wrote:
iambillyg wrote:Picked up one of these brand new off of Craigslist a few months ago for a quarter of the price: https://www.amazon.com/Gaggia-Automatic ... B003XV31IG

Been pretty pleased with it's output.
What's been your favorite beans to use with it?
https://bluebottlecoffee.com/store/hond ... ty-project

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:47 pm
by hunkster
piratesprayer wrote:
iambillyg wrote:Picked up one of these brand new off of Craigslist a few months ago for a quarter of the price: https://www.amazon.com/Gaggia-Automatic ... B003XV31IG

Been pretty pleased with it's output.
Nice pickup. You cant go wrong with a shop grade espresso machine!
What shop would that be?

Re: Coffee / Expresso Machine Recs

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:49 pm
by Codeblue
Ya'll are fancy as fug.