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What Espresso Machine Is Better: Automatic Or Manual?
There are many varieties of espresso machines available to produce and enjoy caf? quality coffee at home. First and crucial task is to select the best espresso machine. It can be either manual machine, semi automatic or automatic machine. Manual espresso machine requires a lot of effort from the user. You...
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DeLonghi Pump Espresso Makers
Q: Have any of you folks experimented with the DeLonghi suite of Espresso makers? That is to say... can they make good espresso - good enough to drink? There's a "19A" Espresso-cappuccino maker on eBay right now. I use a stove-top right now. Stainless steel is very reliable!
A: Yes, I used a Delonghi called at the time the Cafe Treviso but what seems to be identical to the BAR 140. I have looked at others. Delonghi is a conglomerate company, from what I can tell, so their Espresso machines are not necessarily related. Many of the ones I've checked out in person were steam toys or thermoblock pieces of crap. The one I had actually had a small stainless steel boiler, a fine pump, and produced Espresso adequate for tasty milk drinks [with fine steaming power while temp surfing the steam wand] . I would avoid it for straight Espresso, however, sans milk. I took a look at the 19A. I'm not sure what that offers over the $36 Buy-it-now DeLonghi BAR140. In fact, I suspect they are virtually identical, but I cannot be sure. If you like, you can read my fuller review (written when I was more of a novice) on Amazon.com.