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Thread: If it ain't broke, don't fix it or; if it is broke then you'd better fix it.

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it or; if it is broke then you'd better fix it.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Did someone say the original L1 looked more like a prototype than a production machine?

    It looks like they were right!

    Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine – First Look at the New Londinium 1-P Lever Espresso Machine
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    So a small time roaster who was a distributor for Bosco machines, sees a niche in the market place. They develop the L1. Good for them, there was a demand. Now they are competing in the Commercial market against Bosco, Izzo and others.
    I would not touch it.
    Bosco and others others have been in the business for decades, supplying a quality product, tried and tested.
    Ego, with a chip on your shoulder does not equate to success.
    When KVDW visit Bosco, (as documented on their website) you know that they seek access to experience. I doubt an ex lawyer and Francino have anywhere the espresso machine knowledge that an old master like Bosco has forgotten.
    Good luck to them.
    In Australia CRA distribute Bosco. I would rather deal with them, and pay a premium, than buy from a start up company.

    Besides, the Bosco is hand made, with lots of "nuances". This makes it a work of art in my book.
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    The L1-P is not a replacement but a separate product.

    The original L1 still stands and to my understanding over 500 units have been sold to approximately 40 countries. I'm very happy with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoccia View Post
    The L1-P is not a replacement but a separate product.

    The original L1 still stands and to my understanding over 500 units have been sold to approximately 40 countries. I'm very happy with mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosco_Lever View Post
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    In Australia CRA distribute Bosco. I would rather deal with them, and pay a premium, than buy from a start up company.
    I am pretty sure the Bosco is cheaper once you factor in shipping and GST.
    Personally for that kind of money I would go an Izzo.

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    I preferred and still do, the Bosco over the Izzo.
    Both have their own quirks.
    I just like the way the Bosco is made, small scale and individual.

    Nothing wrong with the Izzo. I have used one, and still prefer my Bosco.

    Both make great coffee in the right hands.

    RRP of a 1 grp Sorrento is $5500. The Posillipo is $450 more.

    As stated, cheaper than the L1-P, and with full Australian warranty.

    Remember, Australian consumer warranty guarantees the machine is fit for purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoccia View Post
    The L1-P is not a replacement but a separate product.

    The original L1 still stands and to my understanding over 500 units have been sold to approximately 40 countries. I'm very happy with mine.
    Still happy but it is time for a change so a shiny new L1-P is now on the way.



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