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americano_lover
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Posted Tue Nov 20, 2012, 2:12pm
Subject: Newbie at Espresso Machines. Wanting Advice
 

I LOVE LOVE Americano's and drink one every day from Starbucks. I'm wanting to start making them at home. I don't have an espresso machine but want to purchase one.

I'm looking for advice and money saving tips from all you coffee geeks who have been through the "coffee presses" of life.

Thanks in advance!
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Posted Tue Nov 20, 2012, 2:59pm
Subject: Re: Newbie at Espresso Machines. Wanting Advice
 

Life is a grind they say.
A small Saeco or Gaggia single group espresso machine can make decent coffee.  These units are at thrift stores, auctions, Wal Mart.....
A separate hot water unit costs $75 or so.  
Keep in mind the espresso grinder may cost  $300 because life is a grind.

 
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Posted Tue Nov 20, 2012, 3:00pm
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This has been covered many many many times and there are 4 new threads on this just today.  Please read the following links then ask your questions.


"How to Buy an Espresso Machine"
"First machine - 300-400$"
"For $200-$300 price range is the Gaggia Espresso Pure the best choice?"
"Decent Espresso Machines for $300"

 
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Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.

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