Grind your coffee fresh and be as efficient as possible. By applying the engineering chops of Seattle's high tech community, we aim to extend the vision of what an espresso machine can be. I'm trying to avoid the 'always get the top of the range' impulse and am considering the DE1+ seriously. The best shots of espresso are pulled in a range within 25-30 seconds from when then pump starts, with espresso dropping from the portafilter after 5-7 seconds. While many good semi automatic espresso makers, such as the Capresso Ultima Pro, are more affordable examples of a pump machine, they can also reach quite expensive build qualities and are often preferred by hands-on enthusiasts because they allow knowledgeable users to have more control over the process. Can someone give me a reason NOT to buy a Decent Espresso machine? We achieve rock-solid temperature and pressure with technology, instead of a large metal boiler. Specifically the DE1PRO. If you want to really take your espresso to the next level, and you want to focus mainly on the espresso, go with the decent. On the other hand, if I make a minimum of four shots a day, then add backflushes, sink shots, whatever, the 10 shot/day indication gets really close. Mr. Coffee offers a variety of espresso machines that use either steam or a pump. Our goal is the espresso quality you get from Italian professional espresso machines such as La Marzocco, but in a machine made for your home. The linea mini, as you said, is reliable and has great steaming power. If I'm considering spending ~$3000, why shouldn't I get it over a similar E61 machine? Once that temperature is reached, it is pumped through with great force with the rotary motor or pump, pulling perfect espresso shots in the process. Overall, pump espresso machines, as well as rotary ones, are able to brew much better espresso than steam driven ones, and perfect espresso can be brewed with as little as 8 bars of pressure. A vibratory pump will have more pulsation during extraction. This is because no matter how hard the pump works, the puck must provide back pressure before the system is pressurized. Decent Espresso won’t be releasing machines until 2016, but you can test run one of their models at Coffee Fest Portland, October 23 “25. John and his team will be exhibiting at the show with a prototype with the intent of gathering input from baristas and other coffee professionals. Pressure Profiling on the Decent Espresso Machine. … It has so many features, and the steaming isn’t that bad either. As an example, a rotary pump espresso machine may hold the brew pressure at 8.5 bars and keep it there during the entire extraction. Those of you that got a decent espresso machine, why did you choose one model over the other? share. If you really want to nerd out with espresso, then the Decent all the way. This model uses the 15-bar pump system, which produces a better espresso, more like traditional espresso machines.. For an affordable espresso machine, it includes all the basics and … 9 9. comments. If you do not have a scale to weigh your input and output, it translates into 1 oz of liquid, including the crema. I'm not a huge fan of the looks, but that's about it (maybe the vibe pump too). An espresso machine is a luxury and making this kind of coffee is an art, so you should opt for the right gear. As long as coffee is tamped and distributed correctly, espresso machines with rotary pumps tend to hold pressure at a consistent level during extraction. Either steam or a pump pump too ) those of you that got Decent. 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