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    Hey Everyone

    Came across this tonite, not sure who has seen this before but I thought it was worth sharing! A guy on coffeegeek took his 2 week old brewtus apart, and has had it gold plated! Talk about "pimp my espresso machine" ! He even had Reg Barber make a wooden handle for the pf and lever. It looks quite stunning indeed.

    Check out the full story here: http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/esp...achines/142296


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    Looks like either copper, or "Black Hills gold." While it may be stunning, it seems like a bit of a wank job to me. I can think of plenty of things to better spend my money on than gold plating my espresso machine. Maybe a better grinder?

    I remember when it was the rage to get your BMX frame chromed. I stuck with my tried and true stainless steel Mongoose frame. It was heavier than the chrome or aluminium alloy bike frames but 10 times sturdier.

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    Hmmm..... I think Im with you Nunu.
    A merchant banker machine for sure ;)

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    This lunatic spent $US600 to have the cabinet copper plated and the group head and wands done in gold. *He was also without his machine for 10 weeks. *All because his wife didnt like the "industrial" look of the machine. *I wonder if she likes the look of coffee grounds in the grout on the tiled bench? Each to his own - but isnt it amazing how what people see as "classy" just ends up looking ostentatious and tacky? *Thank God we havent got the 360 degree tour of this guys place. *A glimpse of the sink and the twice as wide as it should be "mortar" between the stick on "bricks" on the wall shows that things dont improve once you get beyond the coffee area. 8-) 8-) Not that Im being judgemental :P

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    Thats a good find, El Espressio. Where can I get one. Ostentatious--mois? Just kidding.
    But from a practical point of view, why would you copper-plate polished stainless steel? You go from a surface which is what its name implies -- stainless -- to copper which is bound to tarnish with time.

    Also, while the retro look has its appeal, in the kitchen it reminds me of the bad old days of copper saucepans sitting on cast-iron Lux stoves and even worse, open-fire "stoves". Brrrrrr.
    :(

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    Is this a bad time to mention that the Giotto is available with 24K gold side panels?

    I actually think the mod looks rather good, but it does seem excessive to do as a retro job rather than being a factory supplied option. Now he needs to do something similar with that ugly grinder. ::)

    Cheers

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    I would have to agree -
    Ugly as a hatfull -
    Remember those stereos and ghetto blasters that shout things like *DUAL CORE TWEETER ASSYMETRICAL DIODE CROSSOVER SYSTEM and stuff like that? What makes a great espresso machine beautiful is that it is a great example of form following function - it is what it is precisely because of what it does. *It draws attention to itself because of this simplicity. *If you had a Porsche or a Ferrari or a Lexus would you be putting stripes and stickers and god knows what else on it?
    Im as much into interior design as anybody, but I draw the line at this repulsive piece of gangasta rapper ghetto pimp whoring filth. *YUK!!!! >:(
    And check out those mugs on the top.. ::)
    Ever noticed how anyone who does the JPS racing car thing (gold and black) inevitably makes the thing they are doing it to look bad? *A bathroom with gold taps looks like a pimp palace - as does this loonys $600 mod.

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    I think you guys are being a bit harsh!

    I have however tracked down a picture of the owner...


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    giggled like a schoolgirl at wattgn!!! ;D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattgn link=1129034825/0#7 date=1129077823
    I think you guys are being a bit harsh!

    I have however tracked down a picture of the owner...
    Youre not fooling us Grant. We recognise you behind that fake beard and glasses. ;D

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    D*mnit wattgn! I told you not to publish my picture!! ;D

    Java "Unmasked at last" phile

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    Thought you might like to see my new espresso mug. *I think you can all appreciate how understatement says more than flashiness :-*


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    Quote Originally Posted by wattgn link=1129034825/0#7 date=1129077823
    I think you guys are being a bit harsh!

    I have however tracked down a picture of the owner...

    Thats a classic, W.
    I found one of his personal barista.


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    Then theres his Fashion Consultant.

    Java "Look what they did to that innocent white Tux" phile


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    Re: The Golden One

    But wait! Theres more...


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    oh god... what did I start?!

    :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunu link=1129034825/0#14 date=1129124578
    But wait! Theres more...
    I think his tamper looks a bit small for the machine. What I really want to know is why a bunch of blokes have such weird photos at hand. :o

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    He has a trophy wife:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wired link=1129034825/15#16 date=1129156377
    I think his tamper looks a bit small for the machine. What I really want to know is why a bunch of blokes have such weird photos at hand. :o
    http://www.tronguy.net/

    I wonder if his wifes "assets" are real or plastic. They seem to defy gravity, so Id have to go with plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunu link=1129034825/15#18 date=1129160925
    I wonder if his wifes "assets" are real or plastic. *They seem to defy gravity, so Id have to go with plastic.
    Plastic or not they look good enough tom tamp with ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wired link=1129034825/15#16 date=1129156377
    What I really want to know is why a bunch of blokes have such weird photos at hand. :o
    I must respectfully decline to answer that question on the grounds of self-incrimination. 8-)

    Java "Pleading da 5th" phile

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    Can you keep it quiet about the sort of photos at hand. I think theres some sort of police crack down happening at the moment, and if Im charged Id have to use my real name and then my cover would be blown.

    --Robusto, whose last name is Anonymous

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    Oh golden one!

    * * * *You are one of the great wonders of the world....

    * * * *Managed to track down the proud owner of this little brewter... I sent him a link so he can send some pics of his butler and maid *;D

    Da Driver 8-)

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Just beware, once you start plating things, its hard to stop.

    Just ask his wife...




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