No, I dont use a machine at home. Never heard of a home espresso machine that could pull awesome shots like a commercial machine. Not in my price range anyway. My roommates and I use single cup drip brew cones at home. Simple and brews a delicious cup. I'm designing a multi-station pour over brew bar for our kitchen countertop. And I've also asked santa for a french press this christmas. c[_]
Shadow, I'm curious about the mods on your Proline. We bought the KA Pro Line set as a gift for our daughter's college graduation. She liked it mainly for the Nebraska Cornhusker red color, I liked the dual boilers and other features versus a relatively low price. Mazzer burrs in the KA??? Tell us more about those mods, please!
Sorry... just saw this post. Yeah I think the KA Pro Line combo (machine and grinder) are great for the home enthusiast as well as for the money. I did some mods on the machine to eliminate the so called "leak" at the rear of the machine, as well as modding the drip tray to make the 3-way work a little more effectively without splashing all over.
Grinder mods include making it stepless, removing that retarded finger guard, polishing the throat and chamber to promote bean feeding as well as doing the burr transplant. Many have tried the burr swap, but I took lots of time and worked out a few of the issues most people had and that thing grinds as good as it looks. Truly on par with most commercial grinders. Definitely a true prosumer grinder, but the burr swap does take some time and effort to perform with maximum end result....
Bob, I really want to buy those airpots from you if you still have them available. E-mail me.... I know we have talked about them in the past, but with upcoming events we need them ASAP.... Thanks!
Bob Von Kaenel said:
Direct plumbed Fiorenzato Bricoletta, (which if you read Malachi's H-B Pro's review confirms what I know, it's capable of exceeding stock Linea in the cup and temp surfing made easy with Eric's digital E61 thermometer) paired with mod'd Rocky (which if you've read the H-B Titan grinder shoot-out you see is capable of matching and even beating a Robur in the cup, though of course not as easily or consistently). Twice in 9 years I've attempted to replace Rocky with a SJ but counter space is just too limited. Bric' comes on 4:30am and goes off 9pm by timer so never any waiting for warm-up, unless I get up WAY early!
While I have numerous press pots, Beehouse pour overs, Royal Versailles Balance vac brewer , Ibrik, moka pots, choreador (peasant Costa Rica coffee sock), blue speckled "cowboy" coffee pot 99% of 'coffee' is pulled with the Bric'.
Favorite? The 14kg plated Versailles makes a beautful table centerpiece (nice cup too when very occasionally used.) But equally favorite for uniqueness is the choreador.