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by spressomon, 4 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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High-end espresso machines

I suppose anything is possible but in nearly 5-years of Slayer ownership, I have had zero leaks anywhere including my water delivery system (pump, accumulator, John Guest fittings, water supply lines, valves, pressure regulator, drain line...). No different in my mind than having a tank of water, called a toilet, being kept at bay by a cheap, simple yet effective...
by frackh, 9 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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First home roaster

Look at the Behmor, price is around your budget. I roast about a pound (greens) a week, consuming about 40g on average daily. This was the route I took when I plunged down this rabbit hole. Wasn't sure about home roasting but had enough of an interest to research the Behmor (1600 AB+ at the time). Was a good buy...
by M997, 15 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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The sweet spot for espresso machine

I'm not sure how DE1XXL to buy in EU, didn't see them in person. I suppose Decent mostly for US?
by Arafel, 17 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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High-end espresso machines

Can you expound on that? What would hte simple fix be? What machines do have it?
by HH, 24 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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The sweet spot for espresso machine

I think 'most advanced machine' and 'sweet spot' - which I infer as meaning biggest bang for your buck - are two different things. I would suggest that biggest bang for your buck is indeed something like the Robot as Jeff mentioned, or a BDB. Most advanced machine in my eyes is a DE1XXL, but again these two categories should...
by M997, 27 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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The sweet spot for espresso machine

Pressure profiling is of course new trend for light roasts but also for emulation lever machine shot plus you have choice for some variations to play. Lever machines are very interesting for me also and La San Marco lever is everywhere in Napoli but they don't produce for home use and I don't have possibility to connect it to water....
by Jeff, 36 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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The sweet spot for espresso machine

I'd grab a lever with a "commercial group" and good thermal management. I'd guess half of an Italian roster's market is that class of machine. The better lever machines do a great job across the range of coffees. I think that extraction profiling's primary advantages, as I think of them, are mainly beneficial to light roasts.
by spopinski, 39 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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The sweet spot for espresso machine

Lelit Elizabeth for me. Right there in the middle.
by M997, 43 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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The sweet spot for espresso machine

Hi Jeff, thanks)) Budget no matter but it doesn't mean I will pay 10 grand for ambitions, only Italian blends with robusta, milk drinks also, Ceado SD ordered, just for hobby and good coffee))
by luisma, 46 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Lelit Bianca User Experience

thanks, already purchased,