You are opening on a tight budget then forget about roasting for now. Do the coffee right then think about roasting.tlowing said:Guy's asking $300. Or should I keep looking? I'm opening a new shop but money is tight. Six to ten months after opening I should have the cash for a new espresso machine. I have decent mazzer grinders already.
CCafe, here is my understanding of how milk gets into the boiler. Am I incorrect? If someone does not purge the steam wand (presumably if someone does not clean the steam wand he or she is a poorly trained barista, and there are tons of them, he or she does not purge the milk either) then the milk inside the steam wand stay there and if there is no back flow preventer, the dirty milk gets suck into the boiler.CCafe said:2nd way would happen if you had a boiler failure resulting in a cool down, then the vacuum valve would also have to fail and be stuck in the closed position. Then you would require a poorly trained barista to not evacuate the steam arm of condensation and to just insert wand in to milk and start to steam. Thus turning wand in to giant milk straw.