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  As to my Salvatore Espresso machine (considered the Harley Davidson of home units)

 

 

Hey I thought that was the Speedster! biggrin.gif

 

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post #32 of 48
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Hey I thought that was the Speedster! biggrin.gif

 

Dave

 

http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/firstlook/speedsterespresso

 

Well, at least mine is commonly available although delivery might take up to sixty days from when it's ordered.

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post #33 of 48

Looks like an awesome machine and made in the USA! Do have the auto or semi?

 

Dave

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post #34 of 48

I have the lever semi and it's truly a steaming monster where capps are concerned.  It draws around twenty seconds using a charge of 19-21 grams of grind.  Tiger striping rules!

 

EDIT:  Cosmetically my Salvatore Semi Auto Lever resembles a domestic unit but the kicker is that the internal components are all commercial grade.  THAT'S what you're paying for, durability and their five or six year warranty which is probably unnecessary.


Edited by kokopuffs - 12/3/12 at 12:29pm

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post #36 of 48

'as seen on tv' coffee magic battery operating frothing mug........stocking stuffer for the coffee geek in your house? wink.gif

 

joey

 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

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post #37 of 48

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Edited by durangojo - 12/5/12 at 10:37am

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post #38 of 48
sorry for the triplets......seasoned greetings!
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post #39 of 48

Here's an in depth review of the Preciso. Well worth reading for any obne considering a Baratza grinder.

 

Dave

 

 

http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/quickshot/baratzavirtuosopreciso/details

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post #40 of 48
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Here's an in depth review of the Preciso. Well worth reading for any obne considering a Baratza grinder.

 

Dave

 

 

http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/quickshot/baratzavirtuosopreciso/details

 

I used the settings in that review of the Preciso for my Moka pot and the grind is spot on.  The Moka pot with that grind setting (14-H) gives me a brew whose strong flavor is what I've been seeking for years.  YES YES YES!!!!!!!

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post #41 of 48

Bialetti Moka Pot coupled with a Baratza Preciso grinder and I've been working at this for over 6 months after selling my Salvatore.  It's a question concerning the grind and the quantity of grinds just as it is with a quality 'Spresso macchina.

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post #42 of 48
They average anywhere between $30 - $55 per pound.
post #43 of 48

Posted by dauphinkaffee View Post

They average anywhere between $30 - $55 per pound.

 

To what does "They" refer?  The pods?

 

BDL

post #44 of 48

Pods are way overpriced, I make my own.

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post #45 of 48

Posted by chefedb View Post

Pods are way overpriced, I make my own.

 

Only problem with that Ed is the rule of GIGO. 

 

If you don't source good beans, grind them yourself at their best post-roasting rest, and don't store them in such a way that staling is prevented (if you store them at all), homemade pods mean inexpensive bad coffee instead of expensive mediocre coffee.  Hard to say where the value line falls on that one. 

 

As always with these sorts of things, Good, mediocre, or bad, depends on how you judge as much as on what you're judging. De gustibus non disputandum (you can't argue with taste), and all that.  Of course I'm not saying that your coffee has to meet my standards and/or that those standards count for anyone but me.

 

BDL

post #46 of 48

While I'm not a big coffee drinker, I do have a single cup solution:  On my boat, I just don't have space for much specialized equipment, unless it's really small.

 

First, I manually grind the beans fresh in a Hario Mini-Mill grinder, which has a capacity just large enough for one or two cups worth of ground coffee.  Next, I use an Aerobie AeroPress coffee maker, which is a mini French press coffee maker, which pours directly into my cup of choice.  After that, it's drink-up time

 

The biggest amount of time involved in this operation is getting the water heated up to 165 to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C).  Manually grinding one cup's worth of beans takes less than 1 minute, from the time the beans go into the grinder, to the time the grind is ready to be put into the press.  The AeroPress also takes less than one minute to set up.  Once the water is heated up, I can get my coffee in just a few seconds.

 

The grinder is about $30, while the coffee press is about $20 or less.  Paper filters are less than 1 cent each, or, if I wanted to, I could buy a fine mesh filter for about $15.

 

To keep the whole beans fresh, I buy as few beans at a time as possible from a local roaster, and keep them in an airtight, gasketed container.

 

Let's face it, fresh grind has it everywhich way over pre-packaged.

 

Galley Swiller

post #47 of 48

I do not consider myself a coffee fancier. To my taste its Dunkin or McDonalds. Star $ bucks to me to strong and bitter and overpriced.

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      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #48 of 48

In direct response to the original question, "what is the best single serve coffee maker?" My go to single serve machines are manufactured by Jura. Even at home when I am too lazy to pick up a portafilter, my Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch produces shot after shot of perfect espresso. I simply fill the water tank, load up my coffee beans (in my case they are literally my coffee brand) and with the push of a button - great espresso. Jura machines are also deployed by my company in restaurant environments where electrical power and plumbing requirements cannot be met easily. In those cases we recommend Jura's Giga 5 superautomatic machine. It's the bigger, richer brother of the ENA Micro 9 One Touch. Hope this information helps.

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