Fresh Brown ones YOU like*::)
Fresh Brown ones YOU like*::)
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.
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.Originally Posted by 585D415E465B585F4E5B2B0 link=1282215185/0#0 date=1282215185
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.Originally Posted by 49757C6471100 link=1282215185/3#3 date=1282265250
Originally Posted by 6272657474323330383733000 link=1282215185/4#4 date=1282273685
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...Originally Posted by 574E505E4C5A49560C0A0A3B0 link=1282215185/5#5 date=1282274882
the best answer was really the first answer:Originally Posted by 484D514E564B484F5E4B3B0 link=1282215185/0#0 date=1282215185
;DOriginally Posted by 595E5A555D574252555C3B0 link=1282215185/1#1 date=1282215382
Ask me that in 10 years and I will, gladly.Originally Posted by 7B474E5643220 link=1282215185/7#7 date=1282276936
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.Originally Posted by 142821392C4D0 link=1282215185/7#7 date=1282276936
i saw an 8 year old lelit for sale not long ago...
One thing we can definitely say... this thread has gone off topic.
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!"Originally Posted by 60707261766A130 link=1282215185/11#11 date=1282303775
Im using di-bella alli reserve beans more expensive in my silvia great taste and leaves a nice after taste