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    Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

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    Heya guys,
    Just wondering which type of beans would be the best to produce great coffee from a Rancilio Silvia !! :)

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    Fresh Brown ones YOU like*::)

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    I think hes covered the important points,

    1. FRESH - if it doesnt give you a high when you open the bag and sniff, its probably not fresh enough :D
    2. BROWN - thats kinda important too
    3. Ground to order

    In all seriousness, I find I get the best results with Modena from Di Bella, but this is obviously a matter of taste. The Modena is a very forgiving blend for Ms Silvia, Ive found.

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    Quote Originally Posted by 585D415E465B585F4E5B2B0 link=1282215185/0#0 date=1282215185
    Just wondering which type of beans would be the best to produce great coffee from a Rancilio Silvia !!
    In all the years I owned a Silvia never had a problem with any beans I fed it, other than Stale or incorrect grind, so its pretty much up to personal preference.
    For some reason the Silvia has gained a bit of a reputation as being a finicky/difficult machine to use, nothing could be further from the truth, shes a simple easy to use machine that produces excellent results with very little fuss.
    Theres a bit of a bash Silvia campaign going on at the moment, the fact remains its an excellent machine with a well deserved reputation, and is very reliable. ;)

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    Quote Originally Posted by 49757C6471100 link=1282215185/3#3 date=1282265250
    Quote Originally Posted by 585D415E465B585F4E5B2B0 link=1282215185/0#0 date=1282215185
    Just wondering which type of beans would be the best to produce great coffee from a Rancilio Silvia !! *
    In all the years I owned a Silvia never had a problem with any beans I fed it, other than Stale or incorrect grind, so its pretty much up to personal preference.
    For some reason the Silvia has gained a bit of a reputation as being a finicky/difficult machine to use, nothing could be further from the truth, shes a simple easy to use machine that produces excellent results with very little fuss.
    Theres a bit of a bash Silvia campaign going on at the moment, the fact remains its an excellent machine with a well deserved reputation, and is very reliable. ;)
    Amen to that! Show me any other machine in that price bracket that holds its value like the Silvia! Italian made quality at Pacific Rim prices! I also never had an issuse getting wonderfull doppio ristretti consistently out of my Silvia.

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    Quote Originally Posted by 6272657474323330383733000 link=1282215185/4#4 date=1282273685
    Show me any other machine in that price bracket that holds its value like the Silvia!

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    Quote Originally Posted by 574E505E4C5A49560C0A0A3B0 link=1282215185/5#5 date=1282274882
    Quote Originally Posted by 6272657474323330383733000 link=1282215185/4#4 date=1282273685
    Show me any other machine in that price bracket that holds its value like the Silvia!
    Ha ha! Knew that this was coming but darned Evil Bay doesnt have any currently listed used Lelit/Nemox/Quaha machines with Buy It Now for me to substantiate my claim.... On with the research...

    Irrespective:

    Quote Originally Posted by 484D514E564B484F5E4B3B0 link=1282215185/0#0 date=1282215185
    Heya guys,
    Just wondering which type of beans would be the best to produce great coffee from a Rancilio Silvia !!
    the best answer was really the first answer:

    Quote Originally Posted by 595E5A555D574252555C3B0 link=1282215185/1#1 date=1282215382
    Fresh Brown ones YOU like
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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B474E5643220 link=1282215185/7#7 date=1282276936
    More to the point show me a 10 year old LeLit machine
    Ask me that in 10 years and I will, gladly.

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    Quote Originally Posted by 142821392C4D0 link=1282215185/7#7 date=1282276936
    More to the point show me a 10 year old LeLit machine.
    My Imat Junior (previous incarnation of the Lelit/Nemox/Quaha...and not quite as good as a modern Lelit) lasted past 10 years. It would have lasted even longer if I hadnt stripped the bolt on the boiler and then used that as an excuse to buy another machine.

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    i saw an 8 year old lelit for sale not long ago...

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    One thing we can definitely say... this thread has gone off topic.
    ::)

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    Apologies for continuing OT but I recall Alan Frew in one of his newsletters mentioned hed been "selling them since 1994, starting with the Salda Napoletana. While there have been a number of minor internal and external changes, the basic design hasnt changed much in 15 years."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60707261766A130 link=1282215185/11#11 date=1282303775
    Apologies for continuing OT but I recall Alan Frew in one of his newsletters mentioned hed been "selling them since 1994, starting with the Salda Napoletana. While there have been a number of minor internal and external changes, the basic design hasnt changed much in 15 years."
    Alan Frew was also the same guy that sold me my Silvia and when I asked him at the time which was the better machine... well you can guess the answer to that one! Back OT: both Silvia and the Lelit will make great espresso provided you use a suitable grinder and grind consistency and "fresh brown beans that you like!"

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    Re: Best Type of Coffee Beans for Silvia

    Im using di-bella alli reserve beans more expensive in my silvia great taste and leaves a nice after taste
    Highly recomended.



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