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    Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/magazine/16-08/mf_clover

    Im interested to try.... ;)

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    There are much more expensive brewing machines out there, i.e. espresso machines eg $27,000 Mistrals. In terms of "drip" or "brewed" coffee, it is most definitely the most expensive machine out there.

    What city do you live in? I can perhaps tell you where you can seek out a Clover.

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Quote Originally Posted by Wushoes - David S link=1217132447/0#1 date=1217132801
    There are much more expensive brewing machines out there, i.e. espresso machines eg $27,000 Mistrals. In terms of "drip" or "brewed" coffee, it is most definitely the most expensive machine out there.

    What city do you live in? I can perhaps tell you where you can seek out a Clover.
    Sydney. btw Im definitely not going to buy it but I certainly want to taste the coffee!

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    There are definitely some Sydney cafes out there that Ive spoken to that had the Clover on their to do list - that was prior to Starbucks stepping in - now theres no real chance of them getting their hands on one anytime soon..... unless they change their name to Starbucks, which isnt gonna happen this millenium.

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Come to Melb. Weve got 2 inner-city cafes here that have them.

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Quote Originally Posted by E-Gene link=1217132447/0#4 date=1217211673
    Come to Melb. Weve got 2 inner-city cafes here that have them.
    Have you tried the coffee?

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Yes I have.

    I definitely feel that you can really taste the characteristics of the coffee in a Clover. Very flavourful, not like the usual brewed coffee that you get. Almost like a syphon, but more refined.

    At Liar Liar (a local cafe), they serve it in a large win goblet. Very cool.

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Quote Originally Posted by E-Gene link=1217132447/0#6 date=1217212464
    Almost like a syphon, but more refined.

    I havent had a coffee from a Clover (yet;)) but more refined than a syphon, big call? Ill let you know my real opinion when I head down to VIC later this year on my coffee crawl ;)

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Hey dan, give us a yell when you come to Melb. I mean, we DO have the best cafes in Aust! *prepares to get hit*

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    I think Allpress has one Dan, bit closer than VIC.

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Quote Originally Posted by Wine_of_the_Bean link=1217132447/0#9 date=1217216462
    I think Allpress has one Dan, bit closer than VIC.
    One taster @Allpress wasnt too impressed
    http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/beverages/clover-vacuumpress-coffee-023376

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Quote Originally Posted by afton link=1217132447/0#10 date=1217217439
    Quote Originally Posted by Wine_of_the_Bean link=1217132447/0#9 date=1217216462
    I think Allpress has one Dan, bit closer than VIC.
    One taster @Allpress wasnt too impressed
    http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/beverages/clover-vacuumpress-coffee-023376
    I think you may have just read the first paragraph :-? ::)

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    Nah, its the third comment down ... ;)

    Do Allpress put SOs through it or one of their blends?

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Quote Originally Posted by E-Gene link=1217132447/0#8 date=1217216182
    Hey dan, give us a yell when you come to Melb. I mean, we DO have the best cafes in Aust! *prepares to get hit*
    Yeah for sure! Best cafes in Aust.... well, Im not gonna argue that one, I actually enjoyed the cafe scene a lot last time I was down there.... so Im quite impartial to both.

    I forgot Allpress had one! A cafe I was at on the weekend (one of my personal favs - The Source in Mosman); next to their Synesso had a little 2 filter drip stand that they run their SOs through (as opposed to the St Alis blend). They were wanting a Clover, but said its pretty much not gonna happen now..... for a long while anyway.

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Quote Originally Posted by E-Gene link=1217132447/0#8 date=1217216182
    Hey dan, give us a yell when you come to Melb. I mean, we DO have the best cafes in Aust! *prepares to get hit*
    Was that according to a Choice Magazine review? ;D ;D

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    Re: Most expensive machine ever? $11,000 Clover

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1217132447/0#14 date=1217223821
    Quote Originally Posted by E-Gene link=1217132447/0#8 date=1217216182
    Hey dan, give us a yell when you come to Melb. I mean, we DO have the best cafes in Aust! *prepares to get hit*
    Was that according to a Choice Magazine review? * ;D ;D
    ROFLMBO ;D ;D ;D Good one Den!



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