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JasonBrandtLewis
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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 12:57pm
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mark2014 Said:

. . .  that prepare(s) the exact coffee that I like without spending a lot of money.

Posted May 14, 2014 link

Glad that you like it!  Personally, I've never been able to get a decent cup out of any Cuisinart machine, but that's my problem, not yours . . .

 
A morning without coffee is sleep . . .
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gazy
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Posted Mon Jun 9, 2014, 3:48pm
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have aquired a idea mercury coffee machine but no manual  anyone HELP me as was looking forward to having some lovely coffee
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Posted Wed Jul 16, 2014, 8:54pm
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Hi. I got a question about my new Coffe machine

I have retired my Gaggia Classic and bought a new Delonghi Iconia at John Lewis. Love it. But the question is :- what is the little lever on the handle for please.

Thanks
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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014, 10:39am
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yups thanks, its enough to get info about it

 
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Posted Thu Sep 4, 2014, 2:20pm
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I only wish I had found this post months earlier. The instructions for frothing milk alone were worth many times the time spent watching. I intend to watch those several times more to make sure the instructions are imprinted.

Many thanks to those who spent the time and effort to add this to the forum.
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Posted Fri Sep 26, 2014, 2:18am
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the post was awesome, informative and very helpful for all the coffee geeks out there. Keep the spirits high and keep up the good work.
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Posted Thu Dec 11, 2014, 9:45pm
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De’Longhi 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker is bestI have to respond to this as Christines post is confusing and misleading.

I say to anyone looking to buy an espresso machine, anything that says "15 BAR" in the description of the machine should most likely be avoided. Here's why... Any espresso machine is capable of pushing 15 bars of pressure, without any volume. "15 Bars" is not how espresso is brewed. It is brewed at 9 bars of pressure for optimal flow through the puck. This goes to show how much the manufacturer of the machine knows about making espresso if they can't even get the advertising on the box technically right.

It has been said before and I'll say it again, The grinder is more important than the machine. The Delonghi model mentioned (From the URL) is but a mere toy and won't make proper espresso because proper espresso demands that a machine with a non-pressurized portafilter is used. It is the perfect example of a machine meant to be used with an inadequate cheap grinder.

Another thing that really bothers me, the website Christine is shilling is just about useless. It doesn't contain any objective technical information, just mostly marketing blurbs and a few stats. Want to read proper reviews on machines people have actually bought and used on this forum? Go here: "Consumer Product Reviews" or get professional reviews of equipment here: "Reviews, First Looks and QuickShot Reviews"

Also consider http://www.home-barista.com/reviews.html as well. These sites have much more to offer with much more depth in detail from experienced home and professional baristas.

I keep emphasizing this again and again, you can't buy an espresso machine for $100 and a grinder for $50 and expect to make espresso which is the same quality as what you find in a coffee shop. The first thing you need to know is that an espresso machine is a LARGE appliance purchase. It's not a toaster, it's not a microwave. It isn't a Christmas gift (Unless you have lots of money) it is a serious purchase.

I've stopped playing with toys years ago. Anything that goes into my kitchen is designed to last.

 
Garbage In, Garbage Out, for every step of the process. From Beans to grinder, grounds to machine, coffee to cup.
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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014, 4:16am
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I am very much fond of coffee .. But i used to face alot of problems regarding making of coffee .. I decided to buy one for my at my home place... But I am very much confused about the brand quality and what size and what parameters i should keep in mind while doing so..

I have found this website very much useful regarding selection of espresso machine. http://www.bestespressomachinereviewss.com/
But still confuse between two brands..
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