Just received this machine along with the Baratza Virtuoso Preciso grinder from you guys today. I just love the look & feel of the Breville, and so far, so good with it's use, as well as with the Baratza.
One question - do you have a recommendation for the grinder setting on the Baratza for the Breville? The Baratza's manual said to start with 8 for espresso - but, based on what I have read about the Breville doing best with a finer grind, I am using 6-F as my setting right now. Set there, I got a 30 second extraction for 2 approximate 2.5 oz. shots at 3 bar using freshly ground Lavazza Super Crema beans.
Any recommendations / advice from y'all there at WLL or from other owners of this machine & grinder would be most appreciated. Thank you!
Can you recommend a grinder to pair with this machine? I have a Cuisinart CBM-18 and I have read that this won't grind fine enough for this machine. Although it worked ok with the Saeco, but that's with a pressurized portafilter. Any recommendations?
How long have you guys been selling this machine? In your experience, how reliable is this machine? I am looking for a new machine and this one really interests me with all the features. I have been using a Saeco Aroma (Starbucks Equivalent) for almost 8 years now and think I am ready to graduate to a new machine.
Does WLL have a bottomless Portafilter that will fit and can I get a 3 or 4 shot filter?
I like this unit, works very well. I hope it does hold up. I have been able to pull some great shots using the Breville smart grinder. Roast my own in a cafe gene and have the roasting profile dial in. I just order the Espro Calibrated Convex Espresso Tamper so that the variables are under control!
I was considering going with the Alex Duetto III, but concerns about having to move a 75lb machine from underneath my cabinet to be able to refill the water tank gave me pause. I started reading about the Breville Dual Boiler and am very intrigued. Looking to be able to pull a great shot of Espresso as if I were working at Intelligentsia or similar. What are your thoughts on the Breville?
Hi, I've owned four espresso machines in the past and am currently saving up for the Prosumer Expobar Brewtus IV-R with Rotary Pump (possibly the vibration pump model). I am wanting the absolute best espresso and latte making machine for my home and am willing to wait. Am I on the right track or do you recommend a different model? I noticed this new Breville model with the two boilers, but how would you compare it to the Expobar Brewtus IV-R with Rotary Pump? Or if there's one you recommend over the Expobar Brewtus IV-R?
Your feedback will be greatly appreciated!
Grand Rapids, MI
Apparently the units initially release had uncalibrated over-pressure valves. The newer ones have been calibrated to keep pressure from exceeding 9-bar. Does your stock have the calibrated valves? I believe the package would would have something along the lines of "Calibrated OPV" printed on it. Thanks
What are the boiler capacities?