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How to Choose a Prosumer Espresso Machine: Dual Boiler or Heat Exchange?


So, you’re super serious about your espresso and need a machine that reflects your passion. Maybe you’ve been limited by a finicky, entry-level single-boiler machine, or you're ready to jump right in with a very capable first machine. At the prosumer level we’re generally talking about machines with either a heat exchange boiler or dual boilers, full commercial size 58 mm portafilters, substantial groups, and robust construction.

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Compare Entry-Level Prosumer Espresso Machines: 969 Coffee Elba 3 vs ECM Classika PID vs Rocket Espresso Appartamento

Some espresso machines are like great hulking beasts; taking a bite out of your wallet and bullying your toaster off the counter and into the obscure cabinet where you keep the waffle iron. However, even among our prosumer catalog, more modest alternatives do exist. In this blog we’ll take a look at some of the brewing giants who are decidedly more gentle, both on your budget and your kitchen.

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Product Review: Profitec Pro 500 PID Espresso Machine

There was a bit of chatter around the office when we first learned that Profitec would be adding a PID to the Pro 500. Up to that point, it was one of our most popular heat exchange offerings, and the inclusion of a PID seemed like more of a novelty at the time. Yet, as is the case with most things, seeing would be believing and the Profitec Pro 500 PID was ushered in as a more than worthy successor.

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Compare Top 3 Heat Exchange Boiler Espresso Machines 2017

Today an in-depth comparison of three of my favorite semi-automatic machines with heat exchange boilers. We’ve got the Expobar Office Lever - my pick for performance value. The Profitec Pro 500 which is beautiful and refined inside and out. And the Rocket Espresso Giotto a heat exchange machine with PID available in rotary and vibration pump versions. We’ll take a close look inside the machines, go over individual features and hopefully help you decide which might best fit your needs.

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Compare the Top 4 Dual Boiler Espresso Machines 2017

Looking for Semi automatic dual boiler espresso machines? These are the top of the line in home espresso.

Today an in-depth comparison of four of our favorites. the ECM Synchronika, Rocket R58, Profitec Pro 700 and the Expobar Brewtus IV-R. We’ll find out how they are similar and different and help you decide which one best fits your style.

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Review of Giotto and Mozzafiato Machines from Rocket Espresso

Back in 2007, Rocket Espresso came together to dedicate themselves to high end espresso and powerful commercial-grade machines for the barista at home. The word “Mozzafiato” roughly translates to “breath-taking” in Italian, and “Giotto” comes from the late Giotto di Bondone, an acclaimed Italian painter and architect from Middle Age Florence.

Rocket continues its artful tradition of beautiful, but powerful hand-crafted machines. Today an in-depth look at their Mozzafiato and Giotto machines.

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