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    Silvia, PID, or ??

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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking to upgrade from a Gaggia classic. I have been eyeballing the Sylvia as i am looking to buy something of good quality as well as being able to grow into...

    If I go with the Sylvia, should I get the PID installed when i buy it or can it wait?

    Also, could someone recommend a similar machine? I have also been looking at the Breville Fresca.

    Thanks! 8-)

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    Re: Silvia, PID, or ??

    Welcome to Coffee Snobs.

    PID now or later is up to you and your budget.

    I dont believe a Breville Fresca will last as long as a Silvia or hold hold resell value as well.

    You havent said what grinder you have and if you have access to freshly roasted beans.

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    Re: Silvia, PID, or ??

    I have a Gaggia NOISY grinder.. I had a laugh, I do plan on getting a new grinder. What would a good grinder set me back?

    And i live in Melbourne. Where is a good place to buy fresh roasted beans on the north end?


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    Re: Silvia, PID, or ??

    I have a Gaggia MDF; its an OK grinder.
    What model is yours?

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    Re: Silvia, PID, or ??

    Skip the Breville, Silvia/Rocky combo is a great set-up, you can add the PID later, fresh beans from Brown Beans on this site ;) ;) ;)

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    Re: Silvia, PID, or ??

    Quote Originally Posted by 534651515A59555A340 link=1262510429/4#4 date=1262516326
    Skip the Breville, Silvia/Rocky combo is a great set-up, you can add the PID later, fresh beans from *Brown Beans on this site ;) ;) ;)
    Agreed- or better still a pre-loved e-61 dual purpose single boiler- like the VBM DOmobar Piccolo or Diadema Perfetta. Once these are dialled in with a Scace device they are hugely temp stable...

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    Re: Silvia, PID, or ??

    Quote Originally Posted by 5A667B606A6B7C69616A0E0 link=1262510429/3#3 date=1262516300
    I have a Gaggia MDF; its an OK grinder.
    What model is yours? *

    I have this one : http://coffeegeek.com/reviews/grinders/gaggia_mm

    Would like to get a rocky but may have to settle for a cheaper one *:-[

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    Re: Silvia, PID, or ??

    You will need a better one than that Gaggia.

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    Re: Silvia, PID, or ??

    Yep, figured that :) I have just been given approval by the finance department to get the Sylvia/rocky/base combo but cant find it online...

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    Re: Silvia, PID, or ??

    email sitesponsors@coffeesnobs.com.au with your area and what you want and knowing the awesome sponsors, you might even get it by this week :)



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