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  • ecowper
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    Well, damn, since MrSkimo is posting pictures ….. Here is my Jura E6

    it holds about 1/4 lb of beans, has a built-in burr grinder and thermal heating plate. I can make 2 shots of espresso in about 60 seconds from pushing the button.

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  • Dr. Pepper
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    Hey, where’s Caffeine88?

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  • barelfly
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    Outstanding! A great Capp and Meyer lemon/blueberry scone! Sign.Me.Up!

    It’s definitely an art to pull a great espresso! I make a triple Capp every morning with Oat Milk. It’s not the same but it is the best alternative that I’ve found over the years and enjoy the overall cup! And yes, too much milk……call it a latte! 1/3, espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, 1/3 foam unless you like it on the dry side!

    I’ll have to look at the Oracle and compare that to the Bambino I have….you know, just too look

  • Old Glory
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    Very nice! I had that Expobar at one time. Very solid machine.

  • mgaretz
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    I also have and really like my Nespresso. I have the Creatista, but if all you want is Espresso then one of the smaller units will work, I have my original Essenza by Breville that I am not using, packed in the original box, that I would sell for $75 plus shipping.

    https://www.breville.com/ca/en/produ...so/bec220.html

    Having said that, you can also by instant espresso powder if all you want it for is recipes. I use that in my chocolate ice cream recipe.

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  • Dr. Pepper
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    👅☕️❤️

  • Dr. Pepper
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    Fortunately, YouTube, as always, is there to guide us! When you arrive in Seattle, we'd love to demo for you along with my wife's Meyer lemon/blueberry scone.

  • Dr. Pepper
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    barelfly We like ours to taste strong, and it's hard to get coffee shops to not pour too much milk into the cup. Having a smaller volume cup forces the issue.

    I was skeptical of the new Breville, and worried about the extra step of moving the portafilter to the head, and emptying it afterwards (compared to the DeLonghi.) But, it's simple, especially as the Oracle tamps for you. It took me about 6 cups (make and discard) to dial in an 18 gm dose, and a 40 cc extraction (24 seconds.) cont'

  • MrSkimo
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    Okay - just to fuel MCS - here is a picture of my machine(s), and dedicated coffee cabinet!
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  • barelfly
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    That’s just about as good as a cappuccino as you can get!

  • MrSkimo
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    Yes, I have an Expobar Brewtus 2 that I upgraded to a rotary pump. It wa sold by Whole Latte Love. Way above OP’s desired price range though. We have a dedicated cabinet for what my wife refers to as my "coffee altar". We even plumbed in a filtered water supply with a quarter turn valve that we can use to fill any of our coffee making devices.

  • Dr. Pepper
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    We had a DeLonghi Magnifico for over 12 years. I have replaced 0-rings, the steam wand (a $30 part, every 2-3 years). It cost us about $750, plus the cost of the beans and milk (+electricity!), and we made at least 5000 cups of cappuccino over the decade. (We each have a double cap, so that's over 700 per year, plus some afternoon espresso machiattos, occasional guests, etc. Minus days we are out of town, so let's use 700 as a very conservative estimate.)

    700 x12 = 8,400. So, the machine component of our morning capps runs about 10 cents per cup.

    Finally, the boiler has a leak, and this time, rather than repairing (which you can do: https://www.ereplacementparts.com plus YouTube videos), we sprang for a Breville Oracle. Very expensive, but, maybe in 12 years our coffees will be costing us 25 cents per cup for the machine costs. Likely less, since I am now drinking two doubles each morning.

    Now, I wouldn't buy that in order to make a BBQ sauce!

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  • Dr. Pepper
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    This!!

  • rodkeary
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    Hmmmm. I wonder what Franklin uses at his restaurant? I've never been there but it does not strike me as a place that would serve a lot of espresso to their customers. A look at their online menu shows Cuvee Cold Brew but no mention of espresso.

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  • ssennott
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    Yes you can get an espresso machine for $500 or less but then you need a grinder probably as important as the espresso machine, buying a less expensive machine and grinder can lead to a lot of frustration, the next thing would the beans that you use. Do you you want to make milk based drinks such as lattes or cuppuccino? All of these will add to the cost.

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