pcbilski Senior Member Joined: 27 Apr 2012 Posts: 7 Location: South Africa Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 3:30am Subject: Russell Hobbs Cafe Continental. Opinions?
]Hi guys. Trying out this machine I borrowed from a friend, wanted something that does filter coffee. Anyone used this machine? Have any tips and tricks? I just made a pot of filter and it isn't as strong as I'd like, been using a french press and that definitely comes out stronger. What can I do to tweak it to my liking? And anyone had any success with making espresso in this thing? Oh, also don't have the instruction manual and can't find online, any idea where I can get it?
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,670 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32 Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Msl. Com. brewers Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 10:05am Subject: Re: Russell Hobbs Cafe Continental. Opinions?
Well at least you don't have any money in it. Do not expect much from this machine in brewed Or espresso. On the espresso side, it is a "steam toy", that is you put water in the "boiler" then close the lid and wait for the water to boil, creating pressure to make the coffee. The water from a steam toy is both TOO HOT and TOO LOW in pressure to make espresso. These machines appeal to people who really don't know very much about coffee and are looking for an inexpensive setup to do both. In reality, it does neither well.
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.