Originally Posted by bouldergeek
Is that an Expobar?
Its a Rocket Giotto. The problem with a great machine is that to have very good coffee you also require a great grinder for consistent and adjustable grind. In my case a Mazzer Mini. For me i could justify by doing the math. I buy a pound of coffee a week for $16. Wife and i would purchase probably 14-22 coffees per week at shops
If we didn't have the home machine. At $3 x 20(week) x 52 = $3120/year
I get quality every time I pull a shot (or i pour it down the sink) unlike say Starbucks with their automatic machines and no barista expertise.
When i was in Mexico i had been riding for hours in the morning and kept delaying a stop for breakfast. I hadn't had a coffee all morning and was severely withdrawing. This family made me a nice breakfast but put down a cup of hot water and a jar of instant Nescafe. I just chuckled and made myself a cup… when in Rome..