Compare: Double Boiler Espresso Shots – Izzo, La Spaziale & Breville

For folks that dig precision, a dual boiler espresso machine with PID temperature control of the brew boiler is hard to beat. While we tend to shoot from the hip in general around here, that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a shot pulled from one of these beauties!

We asked Gail to pull shots from the Izzo Alex Duetto II, La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi and Breville Dual Boiler so that we could see how they compare. No science at work here, friends (hey, old habits die hard!), but we did use the same grinder for each machine (the Nuova Simonelli MCI), coffee (Lavazza Super Crema) and brew temp (199F) to try to nail down a few of the variables.

Watch as we taste and discuss the shots from each of these machines, then rank them in terms of our favorites, flavor-wise.

2 comments for “Compare: Double Boiler Espresso Shots – Izzo, La Spaziale & Breville

  1. Davkj
    March 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Were the grind and dose size adjusted for each machine?

    • Kat
      March 5, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Yup! That’s why we couldn’t do a side by side – we dialed them each in separately.

      - Kat

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