New member of the forum here. I currently have a Breville Barista Pro (2 years plus) and a new Niche Zero grinder.
Am strongly considering upgrading and the Lelit Mara X is pretty much at the top of my list, so this conversation is timely for me and quite interesting, although I’m missing some of the context since I’ve never used a Mara X.
I am the only coffee drinker in the house and typically have a milk drink in the morning (usually about 3oz of oatmilk), then a couple of shots and/or Americanos during the rest of the day. Not a “power user” at all.
I’ve been trying to understand the differences between the coffee vs. steam priority modes and find myself somewhat confused as to which of these modes would best work with my workflow/habits.
If I want to leave that priority setting on coffee priority, for instance, can I still steam milk reasonably quickly (or at the same time) as I’m pulling a shot?
I do understand that the coffee priority will keep my brew temperature rock solid which is definitely a preference for me. I just don’t understand how it may affect my steaming.
I do occasionally have visitors, most of whom want milk drinks. For those occasions, would I switch to steam priority?
What is a typical workflow for someone like me?
Thank you for your patience…. :)