I’m quite new to the obsession of good coffee at home. Until recently I’ve been dependent on local coffee shops or while at home my Nespresso machine (😳). After Covid transformed my working life to being home based, for at least three days a week, I came to the conclusion that I need to improve on Nespresso. I decided to invest in a French Press and look at grinding fresh beans. This was a transformative moment in my coffee enjoyment and decided to try other brewing methods; pour over, followed by a Moka Pot (still frequently used), before a few months later deciding to commit to home espresso. After some research I finally landed on the Profitec 400.
I bought from Bella Barista and decided to drive the 1.5 hrs (each way) to pick up rather than rely on FedEx to deliver. I’m glad I did. The sales team at Bella Barista were extremely helpful providing me an overview of the functions and how to maintain and clean to ensure good long term running. I also got a free milk jug and coffee for my efforts 🙂.
I’ve managed to dial in some great tasting espresso mainly beans from Monmouth Coffee, I’m soon to try a few more diverse roasts via a subscription with Dog and Hat.
The 400 has been faultless so far, helped by the great advice on this forum, such as using Tesco Ashbeck water and advice on heat settings (thanks DaveC).
If anyone has any specific questions on my experience or the machine I’m happy to help.
Will follow up with some pics of the Pro 400 and the shots it delivers.