Latte art capabilities in a lower cost espresso machine? Marc from Whole Latte Love reviews the Gaggia Carezza Deluxe.
The Rancilio Silvia is a well regarded, long-time favorite of those desiring an affordable, quality espresso machine in the single-boiler dual-use class. Today a comparison of the Silvia to a new machine from ECM, the Casa V.
So for more than a decade the Silvia has kind of been considered the premier entry-level machine for home espresso enthusiasts. Many owners affectionately refer to theirs as miss Silvia. But could the ECM Casa V be a new contender for the unofficial title of premier entry-level machine? Stay tuned and find out as I have results of side by side performance tests and I’ll compare features, specs and build quality.
So, how do you make espresso without using a pump to create the pressure used in the extraction process? And what kind of machine produces espresso that many say is softer, smoother and sweeter?
The answer to both those questions is a spring lever machine like the Profitec Pro 800 I have here. Today an in-depth look inside and outside the Pro 800 and I’ll go over some key features that set it apart from other spring lever machines.