[Homeroast] Saeco Starbucks Barista Espresso

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Sun Mar 21 01:04:32 CDT 2010

For milk-based espresso drinks, I always found that with small-capacity boilers it's easier and more satisfying to make a latte macchiato (steam the milk first to either latte or cappuccino volume) and "mark" the milk with the espresso instead of vice versa.
On Mar 20, 2010, at 8:57 PM, Justin Schwarz wrote:

> +1 on the non-pressurized PF and a quality grinder.  I had decided to take the PF apart to clean it once and what I found inside was truly disturbing, they don't go back together well and had to get a new PF for my parents.  The tamper is a 53mm and I bought one from Tom a few years ago.  With good barista skills it is possible to make decent espresso, but Intra-shot tepmerature stability is limited by the small boiler size so shots can really be hit or miss.
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