Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Espresso Machines
Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
Learn @seattlecoffeegear
Learn all about coffee, watch videos, read how-to articles.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Home Espresso...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 2 of 4 first page | last page previous page | next page
Author Messages
dana_leighton
Moderator
dana_leighton
Joined: 11 Jan 2002
Posts: 1,944
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Isomac Relax; Caferina...
Grinder: Macap MXK; Baratza Vario-W;...
Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup
Drip: Technivorm; CCD; Melitta
Roaster: Poppery I w/PID controller
Posted Thu Jun 9, 2011, 1:22pm
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

joeldamianicigan Said:

I thought I had the forum options set to e-mail me when a reply to my post is made but no e-mail.  What gives?

Posted June 9, 2011 link

The email notification is set at the level of the individual topic. There's a check box in the "Options" section of the posting window that allows you to specify an email notification (see attached screen shot). There is a setting at the profile level to email notifications when a reply is made to a consumer review you've written, but that does not apply to forum postings.

dana_leighton: shot.jpg
(Click for larger image)

 
Dana Leighton - Espresso hack and CoffeeGeek moderator
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
JtothaR
Senior Member
JtothaR
Joined: 20 Dec 2010
Posts: 685
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Modded Oscar
Grinder: Grindmaster 875, WTB...
Drip: Pour-Over, FP, Toddy
Roaster: Agapao, Metropolis, Counter...
Posted Sat Jun 11, 2011, 10:58pm
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

]

joeldamianicigan Said:

Anyway, I've been drinking ESE pod based coffee for years now at my local Mercedes Benz dealership here in Fresno.

Posted June 9, 2011 link

I've never noticed an actual coffee bar at my M-Benz dealership here, but I'm always in a rush to get out of there quickly anyway. Plus it's on the other side of town by the freeway, way too far to go every week when I have the car washed.

Honestly though I'd have probably been way too suspicious of the quality of "Dealership coffee", had I seen it, but I'll keep an eye out the next time I'm there. Service B is coming up in 1,500 miles.  

joeldamianicigan Said:

We don't seem to have any local roasters here in town so I would have to order my beans online.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  

Posted June 9, 2011 link

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

joeldamianicigan Said:

Also, for those who know Fresno, where do you go to get a good espresso or cappuccino aside from Starbucks?

Posted June 9, 2011 link

*$ Coffee good? Tastes like charcoal, IMHO. In my experience you can get better coffee almost anywhere, but I don't know anything about Fresno. I've spent most of my time in California in Monterey.

joeldamianicigan Said:

I've been told it's really personal preference comparing a heat exchanger with a dual boiler like the Izzo.

Posted June 9, 2011 link

That's correct. Heat exchangers can brew at any temp you desire simply by perfecting a quick flushing routine. DB machines brew at a temp that is controlled by the PID. In order to change the temp, you have to set it and leave the machine alone to stabilize, from 20-60 minutes depending on the machine. If you stick to one blend or you just want (seemingly) more predictability, DB can be an advantage. If you want to quickly adjust temperature to taste or want to switch coffees frequently and single dose, HX can be advantageous.

-James

 
Load and Lock.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
IMAWriter
Senior Member
IMAWriter
Joined: 4 Jul 2002
Posts: 5,882
Location: Brentwood, TN
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Sat Jun 11, 2011, 11:20pm
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

JtothaR Said:

That's correct. Heat exchangers can brew at any temp you desire simply by perfecting a quick flushing routine. DB machines brew at a temp that is controlled by the PID. In order to change the temp, you have to set it and leave the machine alone to stabilize, from 20-60 minutes depending on the machine. If you stick to one blend or you just want (seemingly) more predictability, DB can be an advantage. If you want to quickly adjust temperature to taste or want to switch coffees frequently and single dose, HX can be advantageous.

-James

Posted June 11, 2011 link

James, I especially like your quoted explanation. Many folks looking towards an eventual DB (my neighbor has an Duetto 2) forget that changing the temp setting doesn't, LIKE MAGIC get you to the new temp immediately...after all there's LOTS of water in there....it DOES take time. On mu bud's Duetto, less than you state, but around 12-15 minutes, I believe.




Edited for clarity.

 
Rob J (LMWDP #187)
My Music Production web site:
www.robertjason.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
joeldamianicigan
Senior Member
joeldamianicigan
Joined: 5 Jun 2011
Posts: 41
Location: Fresno, CA
Expertise: Just starting

Vac Pot: No
Drip: Mr. Coffee
Posted Sun Jun 12, 2011, 12:34pm
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

Comparing the price of the recent Izzo Alex Duetto ii, at $2,395.00 it's quite a bit more expensive than the Rocket Giotto Premium Plus at $1,799.00.  It seems these machines are being made to "plumb in" now although I would venture to say most people are using their water reservoirs rather than direct plumb-in.  I wonder what the price would be on the Izzo Alex Duetto ii if it were made as a reservoir only machine like the Giotto Premium Plus.  How many people are plumbing their machines into the water lines these days?  It seems the manufacturers are making these machines with features most won't utilize.  I myself won't have a need anytime soon for the "direct connect" feature that these machines offer...
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
joeldamianicigan
Senior Member
joeldamianicigan
Joined: 5 Jun 2011
Posts: 41
Location: Fresno, CA
Expertise: Just starting

Vac Pot: No
Drip: Mr. Coffee
Posted Sun Jun 12, 2011, 12:43pm
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

dana_leighton Said:

The email notification is set at the level of the individual topic. There's a check box in the "Options" section of the posting window that allows you to specify an email notification (see attached screen shot). There is a setting at the profile level to email notifications when a reply is made to a consumer review you've written, but that does not apply to forum postings.

Posted June 9, 2011 link

Thanks for the tip!
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
mute
Senior Member


Joined: 29 Nov 2008
Posts: 97
Location: Collegeville, PA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Alex Duetto II
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Bodum French Press
Posted Sun Jun 12, 2011, 1:38pm
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

joeldamianicigan Said:

Comparing the price of the recent Izzo Alex Duetto ii, at $2,395.00 it's quite a bit more expensive than the Rocket Giotto Premium Plus at $1,799.00.  It seems these machines are being made to "plumb in" now although I would venture to say most people are using their water reservoirs rather than direct plumb-in.  I wonder what the price would be on the Izzo Alex Duetto ii if it were made as a reservoir only machine like the Giotto Premium Plus.  How many people are plumbing their machines into the water lines these days?  It seems the manufacturers are making these machines with features most won't utilize.  I myself won't have a need anytime soon for the "direct connect" feature that these machines offer...

Posted June 12, 2011 link

I'm not sure that removing the ability to plumb in a Duetto II would significantly reduce the cost of the unit. It's really just a couple valves and some extra tubing..
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
chriscoffee
Senior Member


Joined: 5 Mar 2002
Posts: 246
Location: Albany
Expertise: Professional

Posted Sun Jun 12, 2011, 4:36pm
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

More than 50% of the people that purchase the Duetto II from us plumb it in right away and another 25% tell us they have plans to do so in the future.

Chris Nachtrieb, Pres.
Chris' Coffee Service, Inc.
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
jwoodyu
Senior Member
jwoodyu
Joined: 31 Dec 2010
Posts: 857
Location: Michigan
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Allex Duetto II
Grinder: Mazzer Major
Posted Sun Jun 12, 2011, 6:25pm
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

I am one of the 25% who said they would plumb it but 6 months later I still have not gotten around to it, =0)  Great machine and great service.

 
Yes i have a reason for leaving SCG off my list, yes it is my opinion, yes it is subjective as opinions are by definition, no don't start a flame war because you disagree.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
calblacksmith
Moderator
calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,786
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 Jun 13, 2011, 11:00am
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

Once you go plumb in, you won't want to go back, it really is that nice to use, speaking as one who is plumbed in and have had machines that weren't. Water bottles to supply and receive the water aren't near the hassle of filling the tank and draining the drip tray.

Pods...... I won't go there, I would quit drinking coffee first.

 
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!
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
calblacksmith
Moderator
calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,786
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 Jun 13, 2011, 11:05am
Subject: Re: Home Espresso Machine Recomendation?
 

calblacksmith Said:

Once you go plumb in, you won't want to go back, it really is that nice to use, speaking as one who is plumbed in and have had machines that weren't.

If you don't want to hook into the house lines, bottles are a common way to go. Water bottles to supply and receive the water aren't near the hassle of filling the tank and draining the drip tray.

Pods...... I won't go there, I would quit drinking coffee first.

Posted June 13, 2011 link

,,that was suppose to be an edit, not a quote.  Darn teeny screen and buttons on this phone!

 
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!
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
showing page 2 of 4 first page | last page previous page | next page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > Home Espresso...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= 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.
Rocket R58 Double Boiler
Rocket Espresso R58 Double Boiler -  Everything you need for the perfect shot!
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.526034832001)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+