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    Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

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    Hi,

    I thought I had made my mind up about what I wanted, a Silvia/rocky 09 combo from Chris at Talk Coffee.

    After speaking to Chris and asking several hundred questions (thanks for your patience Chris :)) I have been considering a Diadema Perfetta.

    The problem I have is my wife has reminded me that I have a budget of $1500....

    I can get the Silvia/Rocky combo within my "budget" or i can get the Diadema Perfetta only, no grinder.

    If you guys had a choice, what would you do? Buy the complete kit or spring for the Diadema Perfetta and persevere for a while until the finance department releases funds for a new grinder?
    I do have a grinder of sorts.. it is a Gaggia MM0400.

    I am really split on this one and I have an appointment with Chris to pick something up on Saturday.

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Quote Originally Posted by 415D50565457595052404C350 link=1264077883/0#0 date=1264077883
    Hi,

    I thought I had made my mind up about what I wanted, a Silvia/rocky 09 combo from Chris at Talk Coffee.

    After speaking to Chris and asking several hundred questions (thanks for your patience Chris :)) I have been considering a Diadema Perfetta.

    The problem I have is my wife has reminded me that I have a budget of $1500....

    I can get the Silvia/Rocky combo within my "budget" or i can get the Diadema Perfetta only, no grinder.

    If you guys had a choice, what would you do? Buy the complete kit or spring for the Diadema Perfetta and persevere for a while until the finance department releases funds for a new grinder?
    I do have a grinder of sorts.. it is a Gaggia MM0400.

    I am really split on this one and I have an appointment with Chris to pick something up on Saturday.

    :o
    As the bloke youre planning to purchase from, Ill have a crack at this TCG...

    If you cant manage a grinder, dont buy a machine either as you will be guaranteed failure and you will be unhappy with your purchase. An unhappy client does our business no good.

    Options:
    1. Buy a good grinder and embrace beautiful, fresh filter or press coffee
    2. Silvia and Rocky (we have one of each left and no more til March). You will then lose $$$ when you upgrade to the machine you really want in 12 months..or less
    3. Do nothing and wait until you can justify the gear that you want

    Clearly, you want something better than a Silvia, but your budget and perceived needs do not align...

    Best bet may be to go out for coffee and take a raincheck...because impulse purchases are often the wrong decisions...

    Chris

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Quote Originally Posted by 0C393433071B373E3E3D3D580 link=1264077883/1#1 date=1264078438
    Clearly, you want something better than a Silvia, but your budget and perceived needs do not align...
    Yeah, perceived needs.. I think I got caught up in the moment. I probably would be just fine with a Silvia/Rocky as I would be making at most 6 cups of milk based coffee when we have company and that is few and far between.

    After reading, and reading, and reading some more I "want" the whiz bang machine but at this point in my coffee adventure do not require it.


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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Quote Originally Posted by 574B464042414F4644565A230 link=1264077883/2#2 date=1264078995
    Quote Originally Posted by 0C393433071B373E3E3D3D580 link=1264077883/1#1 date=1264078438
    Clearly, you want something better than a Silvia, but your budget and perceived needs do not align...
    Yeah, perceived needs.. I think I got caught up in the moment. I probably would be just fine with a Silvia/Rocky as I would be making at most 6 cups of milk based coffee when we have company and that is few and far between.
    Silvia and Rocky did me just fine for 10 glorious years. *The Silvia is a great machine and a brilliant entry point into the world of home espresso! Good luck with your decision! *





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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A565B5D5F5C525B594B473E0 link=1264077883/2#2 date=1264078995
    I "want" the whiz bang machine but at this point in my coffee adventure do not require it.
    The question I have is "can you afford the whizz bang machine"?

    I was thinking of buying a Silvia/Rocky combo but my gut was telling me I wanted something more; so I ended up with an Expobar and have been happy since.

    However, I was in a situation where I was fortunate enough to be able to afford the extra.
    In a way I was lucky because I inadvertently avoided upgraditis and the waste of money that goes with it.

    Id add one more suggestion: see your Finance Manager and try and convince her that it will be cheaper in the long run to spend a little more now (thats if you have access to extra funds).

    If my suggestion is not possible then I agree with Chris suggestion number 1.
    Buy the grinder you want so that when you can afford the machine you want you wont need to buy a better grinder.

    A few former work colleagues of mine are revelling in the best coffee theyve ever had by using a good grinder and plunger.
    The freshly ground coffee has made all the difference in the world to them.

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    I met with Chris at talk coffee today and bought the Silvia/rocky combo. What a fine combo! Just need to dial it in a bit.... Shots are a little bitter?

    Nothing like the supreme cup of goodness that Chris made me today :D

    Had a hard time sitting still after that one I had a laugh, you sure that was only coffee in that cup?

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Good luck TCG.

    Practice makes perfect! Theres no shortcuts Im afraid :) In the meantime, enjoy the buzz from all that caffeine youll be testing.

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Quote Originally Posted by 455042595854310 link=1264077883/6#6 date=1264157702
    Good luck TCG.
    Umm.. what does TCG stand for? :)

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Quote Originally Posted by 4458555351525C55574549300 link=1264077883/7#7 date=1264158916
    Umm.. what does TCG stand for?
    The Cable Guy? ;)

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Great combo, congratulations!

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Quote Originally Posted by 3F60786E656E626B6B6868606C630D0 link=1264077883/8#8 date=1264163771
    The Cable Guy?Wink
    I had a laugh, I can be a bit slow at times..

    Yeah, a HUGE improvement over my 10yo Gaggia Classic!

    :)

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    Re: coffee machine

    hey guys...
    What do you think about this????
    http://www.dibartoli.com.au/product_details.asp?pid=138 :-?

    thanks for your oppinions

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Quote Originally Posted by 282339242524384B0 link=1264077883/11#11 date=1265629988
    What do you think about this????
    Hello Chronos,

    The Silvia has to be the most talked about machine on CS. Use the search tab ^^^^^^^^^^ or perhaps just browse through http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?board=BrewMid

    You will find a gazillion threads to keep you busy

    2mcm

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Quote Originally Posted by 343F2538393824570 link=1264077883/11#11 date=1265629988
    hey guys...
    What do you think about this????
    http://www.dibartoli.com.au/product_details.asp?pid=138 :-?

    thanks for your oppinions
    Why not go to Di Bartoli and see for yourself?

    Renzo and Ofra will look after you.

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    Re: Silvia/Rocky combo or Diadema Perfetta??????

    Yeah, probably it will be the best.

    many thanks



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