Using a double boiler machine can be about as much fun as you can have with an espresso machine. I have had the privilege, or should I say the thrill, of using many double boiler machines. I really like a great espresso and can think of no better way to make one than to use a double boiler machine. We have some really good ones available here at Whole Latte Love. I really enjoy playing around with the grind, tamp, the temperature and shot timing for each espresso. It is such an interesting trip to take to try and get the best tasting shot out of each espresso. All of the factors are important and each espresso will suffer or improve by playing around with all the parameters in the brewing process. The great thing about a double boiler is you can consistently generate the same temperature during the brewing process. It is so much fun and also rewarding to know you can create a great shot each time and the best way to do that is with a machine meant to be consistent. That ultimately is the advantage of a double boiler: the consistency of the shot brewed.
I get no better satisfaction then seeing that shot pouring out of the machine and knowing I have dialed everything in to make that shot truly remarkable. Just sitting here typing this I am looking forward to making another great shot soon. I have had many years working with a double boiler commercial machine and that was a lot of fun now that I have been able to use some of the machines that we have here such as the Brewtus, the Dalla Corte or the La Marzocco GS/3.
I can understand why so many people are willing to part with their hard earned money to get one of these machines. I can see these people using the machines at home to satisfy their own great coffee desires or making great drinks for friends and family. More then any other type of machine, it gives you the ability to create a drink that is good as any you can get at any great coffee shop. Plus you have the added satisfaction of being able to make that drink in your pajamas, in your own home, whenever the mood arises.
Every coffee lover that starts to make espresso-based beverages soon starts to feel the urge to create remarkable espresso. The double boiler machine, along with a superior grinder, can really get you into some great espresso shots. The double boiler machines are built specifically to help you create that shot that you may not be able to get anywhere else. I can think of no better way to start my day then by pouring a truly remarkable shot from a beautiful espresso machine that was designed solely with the purpose of giving you the ability to create a great shot consistently.