My cafe is looking at getting a new espresso machine. I am finding it is so hard to get information on the machines that doesn’t come from the manufacturer, which of course is incredibly biased and not real world at all. I am looking for a high end 2 group machine that I can keep for a long time that is robust, solid and reliable as it costs a lot to get an engineer out to us in rural Scotland!
I’m sure it is not just me who would love to hear real world experiences of machines and how they compare from people who get to use lots of different machines. The other discussions seem to always say get what fits your situation best, but how can you work that out!
For instance, how does the Opera compare to the Black Eagle, or to the Linea PB ABR? They seem to be the big hitters just now. What are the pros or cons?
Can we compile a list of the features, price, etc of machines to help in these very big and expensive decisions which can dramatically affect our businesses?