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    Advice please...starting out

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    Hi, my partner and I enjoy nice coffee but it has to include milk! I have a grinder but am looking at a machine. I was advised by a good friend who repairs coffee machines to get Saeco, so I was looking at the via Venezia, will this machine be suitable (dont want to spend more $) for making our cappacinos/lattes etc?

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    Re: Advice please...starting out

    Hi Ree,

    The VV is a good entry level machine that will make a couple of milk based drinks at a time. Search the forum for the simple modifications that will vastly improve its performance.

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    Re: Advice please...starting out

    What smokeydeck said, plus...it all depends on the grinder! A sub-standard grinder and the best machine will make sub-standard coffee.
    What grinder do you have?

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    Re: Advice please...starting out

    I have a Sunbeam EM0480 grinder.

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    You would get pretty good coffee out of this

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1271150084 and probably fit your budget?

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    Re: Advice please...starting out

    Only problem I had with the Gaggia classic was looks like I couldnt fit a mug underneath, or can the drip tray be adjusted?

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    If I needed to fit a bigger mug, I generally remove the drip tray and place an little catcher under the three-way relief valve so water doesnt go everywhere.

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    Re: Advice please...starting out

    Why not have 2 great coffees instead of one big and often bad coffee?

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    Re: Advice please...starting out

    Dont think size has anything to do with the quality of the coffee, but there is something to be said for a few small coffees through the day rather than one big one.

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    Re: Advice please...starting out

    Thanks everyone for the comments, I thought about it too long and the Gaggia classic has been sold. I will now get the VV new so I have warranty and a friend is a Saeco a service agent if I have any problems.
    Now I just have 2 sell some pigs (I just started a small free range pig farm) so I can pay for the VV..............only 2 weeks to wait! Getting impatient already.



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