i want to offer a coffee machine to people that use a quite bad espresso (like) machine.
i have lived in Italy for few years and we did a coffee training by visiting the country and trying very local coffees in small towns (about 4 towns per trip). + all my flatmates were Italian. the italians taught us a lot about coffee. Things i could have completely missed without them.
Great experience but on the other hand i've learned to identify unpleasant aluminum/brass/copper tastes that some boiler leave to the coffee. And i really dislike that.
Drinking a coffee from the new Marzocco and its stainless steel boiler was a blast.
I used to use a presso. Next week i'll start using a ROK presso. hope it's wonderful like a presso. So i can say that i have found the perfect solution for me since i use my own stainless boiler.
Even the espresso i make with a La Pavoni have that tastes i dislike, the great crema doesn't compensate that bad impression.
So i'm looking for tips about all the espresso machines that would have stainless steel boilers and would cost less than a Marzocco!
I want to make a gift to someone that is up for great taste but would like something less manual than on a ROK presso and i don't know what to choose!
Thank all of you for your future tips
PS: English is my third language so i apologize in advance for the weird sentences i might write every now and then.