[Homeroast] Saeco Starbucks Barista Espresso

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Sat Mar 20 16:25:28 CDT 2010

With a good grinder, much is possible.  If you can get a non-pressurized portafilter for it (or if it's old enough to have one already), you can make really decent espresso and cappuccino with it.
On Mar 20, 2010, at 2:47 PM, John M. Howison wrote:

> 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.
> Contra muros, mater rubicolla.
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