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    VBM, Bezzera or something else!

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    sort of continuing the discussion on from here.... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1229109332

    i am now making a final decision between the Vibiemme Domobar Piccolo (Levetta), and the Bezzera BZ02S/BZ99S (same internals i believe), and anything else that can be had for around $1200.

    i was set on the VBM until reading a little more about the Bezzera BZ02S - the lack of the E-61 group seems to be offset by the HX design and therefore quicker time to ready to brew.

    i have a La San Marco SM-90A grinder.

    i make mainly espresso, with the odd cappuccino for wife and/or friends.

    contributions gratefully received!


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    Re: VBM, Bezzera or something else!

    The Bezzeras would be my choice because they are a HX machine and light commercial build quality
    Equally happy to use at home or office. They will purr all day long

    But the VBM has more bling

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    Re: VBM, Bezzera or something else!

    Quote Originally Posted by Koffee Kosmo link=1229247169/0#1 date=1229253697
    The Bezzeras would be my choice because they are a HX machine and light commercial build quality
    Equally happy to use at home or office. They will purr all day long

    But the VBM has more bling

    KK
    Bling is the least important criteria, i use a dirty old bialetti brikka currently!

    I just want a machine that will make the best possible espresso with the least effort in the available price range, if thats the Bezzera then thats the one for me!

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    Re: VBM, Bezzera or something else!

    A HX machine is just easier to use all round

    You can make coffee and steam milk at the same time
    Make hot drinks e.g soup,tea,hot chocolate by utilizing the hot water tap

    Thats why I skipped over the Silvia and the VBM levetta and went with the Bezzera HX machine

    You will as I have, use it to its full potential and a HX machine will make a better coffee maker out of you

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    Re: VBM, Bezzera or something else!

    Is the Bezzera volumetric? If you are making espresso only, or only a couple of milk drinks at a time, the VBM might give you more control being fully manual....If youre worried about warm-up time you can always put a timer on the switch.

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    Re: VBM, Bezzera or something else!

    Quote Originally Posted by smokeydeck link=1229247169/0#4 date=1229285629
    Is the Bezzera volumetric? If you are making espresso only, or only a couple of milk drinks at a time, the VBM might give you more control being fully manual....If youre worried about warm-up time you can always put a timer on the switch.
    The choice to use it as a Volumetric or as a straight Semi-Auto would be up to the owner surely. You dont need to use the Auto features if thats not your preference but lots of commercial machine owners here enjoy the convenience of using the various Auto features for basic tasks, such as flushing the Group, Back-flushing, etc.

    Nothing wrong with making the machine do what you want, rather than the other way around....

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    Re: VBM, Bezzera or something else!

    well i am now the proud owner of a Bezzera BZ 35 so I am sure you will see a bit of me here as i strive to pour the perfect espresso with my pride & joy!

    thanks for everyones advice,

    rick

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    Re: VBM, Bezzera or something else!

    Quote Originally Posted by galumay link=1229247169/0#6 date=1229329680
    well i am now the proud owner of a Bezzera BZ 35 so I am sure you will see a bit of me here as i strive to pour the perfect espresso with my pride & joy!

    thanks for everyones advice,

    rick
    Hey Galumay
    The Bezzera BZ 35 is a good choice
    Did you get it from Barazi ?

    KK

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    Re: VBM, Bezzera or something else!

    Quote Originally Posted by Koffee Kosmo link=1229247169/0#7 date=1229344911
    Quote Originally Posted by galumay link=1229247169/0#6 date=1229329680
    well i am now the proud owner of a Bezzera BZ 35 so I am sure you will see a bit of me here as i strive to pour the perfect espresso with my pride & joy!

    thanks for everyones advice,

    rick
    Hey Galumay
    The Bezzera BZ 35 is a good choice
    Did you get it from Barazi ?

    KK
    No, I got it from the hardware for sale threads, "Black Bull" sold it to me.


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    Re: VBM, Bezzera or something else!

    Quote Originally Posted by Koffee Kosmo link=1229247169/0#7 date=1229344911
    Quote Originally Posted by galumay link=1229247169/0#6 date=1229329680
    Hey Galumay
    The Bezzera BZ 35 is a good choice
    Did you get it from Barazi ?

    KK
    No, I got it from the hardware for sale threads, "Black Bull" sold it to me.

    Okey doke....based on the (lack of) information from the seller, Ill lock down the original FS thread..... >:( ::)



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