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Thread: Sharing an experience - arrival of my La Marzocco GS/3 MP

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    Sharing an experience - arrival of my La Marzocco GS/3 MP

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    Here's the tl;dr "OP bought a new LM GS3 MP. He's pretty excited."

    18 years of upgrade-itis culimated in a rather heavy (49kg) delivery this week, and proportional lightening of my wallet.

    My espresso journey started in 2000 with a TERRIBLE (but cheap) Kenwood "Cremissimo" machine which I seem to recall cost me ~$129.00 at a Myer clearance sale. Along the way have been numerous espresso machines, two of my favourites being the somewhat ubiquitous Rancilio Silvia (V2 IIRC) and my last machine, a Vibiemme Domobar Junior.

    I became "La Marzocco curious" when I moved to Zetland ~14 years ago and started visiting the Allpress roastery and cafe in neighboring Rosebery. During a behind the scenes tour there I saw numerous and *stunning* LM machines. I believe this was during their time as the official distributor for LM in Australia?

    Anyway, a few things about the brand seemed to stick with me - mostly history, machine look-feel and the presence at so many cafes i visited. The seed of thought was well and truly planted. One day, I would have my own LM at home.

    I've been through a pretty rough period personally over the last four years (not keen to go into details). Thankfully, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel WASN'T a train, and I'm now I'm going to make a point of enjoying my life a little more each day. And coffee is a big part of what makes me....me.

    So I set about researching machines and all roads brought me to the LM GS/3 MP. Found a killer deal from a company in Melbourne (not a site sponsor) who saved me almost $700 on the best price I could find here in Sydney for LM Australasia distributed stock. I pulled the trigger. A few days later...BOOM! In the immortal words of Eric Cartman, "Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I'm living proof."

    Some extra pix here and here on Instagram.

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    Wonderful outcome mate...
    Terrific.

    Mal.

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    That's awesome to hear mate, really beautiful to read that. I think it's important that we be a bit kinder to ourselves and nourish our heart, and let go of the constant demands and pressure we make of ourselves, was refreshing to read that .

    Enjoy it

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    Looks like Christmas has come early! I’ve never regretted spendings more for my Linea mini and I suspect you won’t regret this purchase either. Well done for giving yourself permission.

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    Gotta love a new toy!


    Java "Congrats!" phile
    Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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    congrats on the new toy, you are going to love it, and doubt you will be looking for any further upgrades in the fututre

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    Awesome.

    I’ve been looking at the Linea mini for a while now. J

    My key challenge is convincing the Minister for War and Finances to part with the ~$5k.

    I’d be very interested in your experience with the machine.

    Please post updates.

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    Hey mate. Random Question for you. Will two 8oz cups fit under the GS3 spouts? If so will two 12oz (regular) cups for? I know on my Linea mini you had to lean them in on angles to get 12oz cups to fit.

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    Enjoy the journey. Interesting to read as I went exactly the same way starting with Sylvia, the Vibiemme DB Junior and ending with the GS3 - while my daughters are both happy owners of the pass-on's. What I do enjoy at the moment is my Sedona Elite 700 roaster - great machine and having lots of fun with it.



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