Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by CJ, Jan 9, 2019.
Dude! I hope you enjoy!
How many volumes in the Owner's Manual?
Its not as complex as it looks. Its only 3 controls. One for steam, one for hot water, and one to brew. To brew an espresso you literally only pull the lever. You actually control how the machine brews with the grinder. Not to over simplify because this is something I struggled with on my previous set up but you are trying to get the coffee ground and tamped in a manner that gives you 2x the amount of espresso as the amount of coffee you used in 25-30 seconds, give or take. Most people literally brew into a cup on a scale now, including some pro baristas. Once you pull that lever, what the machine does is based fully on the coffee. This is an over-glorified water heating and pumping system.
This is an E61 grouphead unit. The E61 is the original 1961 design when espresso machines first moved from lever pull to pump driven. Of course manufacturers have updated the design with additional features and modern aspects such as PID temperature controllers. Its a classic Italian design made by German's in Milan. Does it get any better than Italian design and German engineering?
The grinder is made outside of Milan as well. Its crazy how much modern computer tech has improved coffee devices in the last few years. The new trend is timed grinding that you set based on how much coffee comes out how fast for a given bean. Once set, the device is so well engineered that e.g. 10 seconds will produce 18g +- 0.2g.
I'll be sure to shoot some videos.
Wow CJ, you bought a Flux Capacitor! Didn't know Doc Brown used it make coffee too.
That grinder is crazy. Makes me almost want to go back to an old style manual just to be opposite...
That sure is some shiny coffee stuff ya got there!
Looks more like The Coffeenator!
Makes my little "Cup at a time" from black & Decker look puny.
Look at the Baratza Sette 270Wi (https://www.baratza.com/grinder/sette-270wi/) if you want to see crazy. Or the Ceado E37Z (E37Z-Hero | Single-dose Grinder)
John, I would expect you of all people to appreciate an E61 espresso machine.
As someone who doesn't drink any coffee, all I can think about is what a bitch that is going to be to keep shiny. Couldn't tell -- do you need to plumb for this, or is it add water as needed?
Si, si, si signore! I saw many old espresso machines when I was in Tuscany, but none looked like your new one. May you have a
ottima tazza di caffè!
My effort to be funny sometimes isn't always appropriate. Mi dispiace così tanto.
No plumb. It has a removable reservoir under the cup tray. As far as keeping it clean? Don’t touch the chrome. Wipe it with microfiber every now and then.
That thing looks like it will open up a black hole and destroy the universe. Hope the coffee is worth the demise of humanity.
I think the first task will be to stick googly eyes to the knobs to lower the humanity destroying potential.
Arrived Monday. Been playing with dialing everything in while trying to avoid over-caffeinating. I think I got most of the way there this morning. Now I need to practice steaming milk.
Real men don't steam milk.
Eh. While I don't go for the sugary milk drinks that barely have any coffee that you get at Starbucks, a traditional latte, cappuccino, or flat white are not "illegitimate" in any sense (IMO).
Of course I agree. I hope you can spot my snarky jibes by now. :)
Separate names with a comma.