Out with the Old
So the Rancilio s26 finally gave up the ghost at the end of 2020 and failed the PAT test at work, I have ordered a new element which will hopefully fix the issue, but that’s another story...
In with the new
I have been interested to find out if the SAGE dual boiler is all it's cracked up to be - on paper seems like a neat machine, PID, Dual boiler, digital control, Pre-infusion etc - all the technical good stuff that every coffee geek wants.
I plan to do an in depth review soon but these are my thoughts after using the machine for a few months;
There are some things below that I would expect to see at this price point
This is a great home machine, easy to use, compact foot print, easy to steam and buttons for all the main functions. For someone getting into prosumer coffee at home it’s a great bet.
If you are a coffee enthusiast, you might find some of the cons outweigh the pros. Give me a Sage Dual boiler and I will be happy, be able to make a great espresso and flat white alike – would I be proud to have it in my kitchen? Probably not that’s what a shiny Rocket is for…
loves to grind&brew, talk about and drink coffee.