The Slayer - "The Ferrari of Espresso Machines"?
The Slayer is a relatively expensive espresso machine coming in at $18,000, but also a very specialized machine, hand built in Seattle that allows the barista to adjust flow and pressure through the brew cycle. So while Starbucks has worked hard to take the barista factor out of the brewing cycle with their push button to brew machines, the Slayer goes in the opposite direction allowing the barista to experiment and delve into areas not yet explored on other more simplistic machines.
So while there are only a handful of the machines in North America according to this Giz
post, there are more coming - like a recent one (Open in September) to Thor
, where it is proclaimed the Coolest Espresso Machine on the Planet. Below you can see a video that describes a little bit of how the Slayer works.
Let's face it, it the Machine was called the DE-8650, it wouldn't be nearly as news worthy, eh? More at the Slayer Website
on the Slayer Espresso Machine
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Posted by Scott Martin at August 12, 2010 9:38 AM