[Homeroast] Saeco Starbucks Barista Espresso
Ryan M. Ward
silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 20 16:09:43 CDT 2010
I demoed a Starbucks machine once, I think it is the same one you refer to. The secret as I recall is to just use a really good grinder to get a consistent grind. Other than that practice makes perfect. As I recall the espresso pulled from the machine was not bad.
Ryan M. Ward
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> Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 14:47:41 -0500
> From: johnmhowison at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: [Homeroast] Saeco Starbucks Barista Espresso
> For the price a a few mugs of coffee, I picked up a used espresso machine
> which is apparently complete except for a tamper, which I could readily
> fabricate. From photos on the Barista web site, I believe that it is a
> "Saeco Starbucks Barista Espresso."
> Have long been satisfied with Clever drip, Yama vacuum, aeropress et cetera
> for my morning cafe-au-lait. Drinking espresso only when a coffee bar looks
> promising, I've learned how easy it must be to produce a bad cup.
> Is there any likelihood that a slow learner could eventually make decent
> espresso on such a machine? I don't need persuading that it would be nice
> to do so.
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