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Breville Bambino Espresso Machine $263.99 with coupon (20%) before tax

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Sr. Member
Oct 11, 2015
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Winnipeg, MB
wasape wrote: Normally $399.99, now $329.99.
can use 20% coupon
Rakuten has 1% CB .
Sorry but how do i get the 20% coupon?
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Aug 31, 2010
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Spiritualx wrote: How much time does it take usually to get it?
subscribe to find out.. what's the alternative? lol
Deal Expert
Jun 15, 2012
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Southern Ontario
Spiritualx wrote: How much time does it take usually to get it?
It's not a delivered code, BBB activates it using your email address (probably automated, same day for sure).

On the checkout page where it says "Apply Coupons", enter the email you used to subscribe to see valid coupons including the 20% off.
Newbie
Sep 26, 2017
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AncasterRFD wrote:
Since this doesn't have a milk steamer like the Bambino Plus, an RFD method to froth milk is microwave and a $5 mixer https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/produkt-mi ... -30301167/
lol what? It has a milk steamer of course. The bambino plus just does it automatically for you and has a 4 hole steamer. This Bambino absolutely steams milk, though has a 1 hole steamer and you have to hold the pitcher yourself. By no means does this machine require you to buy additional steaming/frothing apparatus.
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Jun 15, 2012
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nedsnow wrote: lol what? It has a milk steamer of course. The bambino plus just does it automatically for you and has a 4 hole steamer. This Bambino absolutely steams milk, though has a 1 hole steamer and you have to hold the pitcher yourself. By no means does this machine require you to buy additional steaming/frothing apparatus.
Oops lol, was cross posting about coffee elsewhere at the same time
Deal Expert
Jun 15, 2012
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Good deal, to get the most out of this you'll also need a decent burr grinder (manual or electric).

Start making coffee drinks in the comfort of your home anytime that taste just as good or better, it'll pay itself if you are a Starbucks/coffee house regular.
Sr. Member
Apr 22, 2014
687 posts
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Calgary, AB
AncasterRFD wrote: Good deal, to get the most out of this you'll also need a decent burr grinder (manual or electric).

Start making coffee drinks in the comfort of your home anytime that taste just as good or better, it'll pay itself if you are a Starbucks/coffee house regular.
Any recommendation on a burr grinder? I always saw those Bodum ones but also hear mixed reviews sometimes. Willing to spend up to 150 on one
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Mar 27, 2016
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ellisd wrote: Any recommendation on a burr grinder? I always saw those Bodum ones but also hear mixed reviews sometimes. Willing to spend up to 150 on one
My partner uses a Hario one. I don't know much about it but seems like Hario has some quality products
Newbie
Nov 23, 2017
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Thanks OP. I've been looking to get an espresso machine for some time.
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Jun 15, 2012
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ellisd wrote: Any recommendation on a burr grinder? I always saw those Bodum ones but also hear mixed reviews sometimes. Willing to spend up to 150 on one
A cheap burr grinder will do through the included pressurized basket if you're not picky on taste and plan to milk it down as a latte or capp anyway. But a pricier more consistent one will be needed if you get a non-pressurized basket, if you want most of the extraction through the green zone below, minimizing sour/bitter, and chasing that standard 1:2 output ratio over 25-30s, for maximum sweetness and crema because you mainly drink straight up espresso.

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I'm sorta the wrong person to ask because I wouldn't go lower than a JX-Pro or JX-Max, and I plan to get an electric zero retention single doser. I do have a Baratza Encore but only use it for Aeropress or French Press.

Grinds out of my JX-Pro:

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Jun 15, 2012
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KhajitGotWares wrote: Just a FYI, I've ordered from BBB and they routinely send you open box and damaged goods that they can't sell in-store. You'll want to avoid them.

https://imgur.com/a/tACkKwu
My orders from them have been all sealed BNIB, including recently a Margaritaville, but I'd take your caution if buyers don't have a local BBB to do a return, thanks
Member
Dec 13, 2008
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This or the Barista Express?!? Been eyeing these for awhile now......
I'm just here for the deals....
Sr. Member
Apr 22, 2014
687 posts
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Calgary, AB
AncasterRFD wrote: A cheap burr grinder will do through the included pressurized basket if you're not picky on taste and plan to milk it down as a latte or capp anyway. But a pricier more consistent one will be needed if you get a non-pressurized basket, if you want most of the extraction through the green zone below, minimizing sour/bitter, and chasing that standard 1:2 output ratio over 25-30s, for maximum sweetness and crema because you mainly drink straight up espresso.

Image

I'm sorta the wrong person to ask because I wouldn't go lower than a JX-Pro or JX-Max, and I plan to get an electric zero retention single doser. I do have a Baratza Encore but only use it for Aeropress or French Press.

Grinds out of my JX-Pro:

Image
Well that definitely was a bunch of stuff I am unaware of and not sure I would notice the difference as I'm not a coffee connoisseur BUT I did just go buy an Encore on my friends recommendation. I only use aeropress so I think it should work out fine and based on what you said in the last bit there I think you'll agree?
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Jun 15, 2012
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ellisd wrote: Well that definitely was a bunch of stuff I am unaware of and not sure I would notice the difference as I'm not a coffee connoisseur BUT I did just go buy an Encore on my friends recommendation. I only use aeropress so I think it should work out fine and based on what you said in the last bit there I think you'll agree?
Great combo, Baratza and Aeropress actually started out at a trade show beside each other. Immersion brewing (Aero/FP) highlights natural sweetness whereas drip brewing highlights complexity. I use my Encore set at 12 + Aeropress every morning, whereas I might drink espresso every other day. I'm not sure I'm a connoisseur as I'm not picky at all when I'm out, but I do know how to make great tasting coffee drinks at home.

You can try the Encore starting around setting 8 and see if your espresso is acceptable. And you can always trial and error coarse vs fine to understand the taste difference between watery bitter and concentrated sour. I just find my Encore does not have micro adjustments like my JX Pro when dialing in beans to slightly change the time it takes and output ratio.

To compensate for lack of consistency, use a DIY WDT tool to declump and mix, you can also try a distributor/tamper.
Sr. Member
Apr 22, 2014
687 posts
312 upvotes
Calgary, AB
AncasterRFD wrote: Great combo, Baratza and Aeropress actually started out at a trade show beside each other. Immersion brewing (Aero/FP) highlights natural sweetness whereas drip brewing highlights complexity. I use my Encore set at 12 + Aeropress every morning, whereas I might drink espresso every other day. I'm not sure I'm a connoisseur as I'm not picky at all when I'm out, but I do know how to make great tasting coffee drinks at home.

You can try the Encore starting around setting 8 and see if your espresso is acceptable. And you can always trial and error coarse vs fine to understand the taste difference between watery bitter and concentrated sour. I just find my Encore does not have micro adjustments like my JX Pro when dialing in beans to slightly change the time it takes and output ratio.

To compensate for lack of consistency, use a DIY WDT tool to declump and mix, you can also try a distributor/tamper.
Yea I set it to 12 as well as the manual actually suggests that for aeropress. Was good but needed to use more grinds but that's my own fault for not measuring well. I was more admiring the grinds :P

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