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    What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,
    I have a long and torturous journey to where I am now... I started with plungers at 13, degraded to International roast at 16 (got a job) moved on to stove tops 3 years later and just recently found Coffee Snobs....
    Hallelujah.
    I got myself a cheap Cafe Roma and was making "great" coffee, then saw a cheap Brasilia Lady on ebay so I snapped that up. The coffee I was making on the Cafe Roma was watery, sour and altogether terrible compared to my new girl. I pulled my first shot last night and couldnt believe it, syrup was coming out. SYRUP! dark brown and DELICIOUS...I couldnt wipe the smile from my face all night. All day today I was just itching to get home and make another one or more.

    Anyway, to answer the question:

    Brasilia Lady
    Anfim Milano
    Cheap Tiffiny Popper (with vents in the bottom. tsk, tsk)

    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Princess Latte link=1078801550/180#180 date=1155706443
    I am researching the Kitchenaid Artisan Espresso machine. Can anyone tell me what they are like? Will I get value for the (huge) outlay? :-/ :question
    Welcome to Coffee Snobs!

    Ive heard some bad things about these machines.... especially in the area of texturing milk taking forever..... :(

    Im (well my wife actually) a lover of Kitchenaid appliances- having several, but I dont think I would touch this one! There was also a big recall of Kitchenaid coffee machines in the US recently because of a fire risk.... :o

    You might find the reviews here useful (and some are pretty damming!)

    http://www.wholelattelove.com/reviews.cfm?ItemID=678

    By the way, the firm hosting the reviews also sells the machines! ;)

    I honestly believe you could get much better value for your dollar (and better support also) by going to one of the site sponsors and checking what they have....

    Good luck!

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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have?

    Let see...

    Gaggia Carezza
    Nemox Lux
    2x conical burr hand mills
    bodum Santos
    Hario 3-cups Deco
    Presso
    2x bodum fresh press
    2x moka pots
    2 cups briki/ibrik/cezves (however your wanted call it)
    1 cup drip filter
    Pullman tamper
    Reg Barber tamper
    16 different looking espresso cups
    hotpan for roasting and stirfry :p

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    B & D Popper

    SS tamper (this and the SS jugs and other gear came as a gift from in-laws when coffee making got just too much effort - apparently!)

    Cadbury Triple Choc Ice cream knockbox

    Faema "Family" espresso (second-hand from in-laws)


    And a great deal of lust for items mentioned in earlier posts.

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    Iberital LAnna 1 Group Automatic Hand Fill, Iberital Double and Single Spout p/fs
    Naked p/f & Assorted Baskets; Double & Triple Ridgeless, 2 LM Doubles, Iberital Double, Iberital Single
    Rancilio Audrey with PID Controller, Rancilio Double Spout p/f, Rancilio Double & Single Baskets
    Spidem Trevi Automatica Superautomatic

    Macap M4 Doser Stepped
    Iberital MC2 Timed Doserless
    Starbucks Barista Grinder (Dualit E60/Solis 166)

    Gene Cafe
    IMEX CR-100
    20kg+ of COE Greens

    Grindenstein Knock-Box
    The Original Coffees Been Knock-Box
    Thor Tamper
    2 Reg Barber Tampers
    2 Generic Tampers
    2 Tamping Mats & Bespoke Tamping Stand
    0.6 Litre Moda Frothing Jug
    1 Litre Frothing Jug

    Aerobie *Aeropress
    Bodum Milk Frothing Jug
    Large and Small French Presses
    Morphy Richards Drip Filter
    Bodum Single Cup Drip Filters
    2 Percolators
    DeLonghi BAR14
    Morphy Richards Steam Toy

    2 p/f Attached Manometers
    Fluke Temperature Meter
    Barista & Cleaning Brushes, Milk Thermometer, Blank Filters, Cleaning Stuff & Other Bits

    Brita Water Filter Jug
    2oz, 9oz & 11oz Pavinas
    Other Assorted Cups & Glasses

    Melitta/Moda Roaster (now gone to a new home)
    Scace Device (soon)



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    Hmmm, Cakeboy, so you like the occasional coffee? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viviane link=1078801550/180#187 date=1156552357
    Hmmm, Cakeboy, so you like the occasional coffee? :P

    And the occasional cake too, Id hazard to guess! :D

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    Nah, Im a tea drinker on a diet ;)

    Cool scooter :)

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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    Evolved from choking down some brown stuff called Nescafe for many years to vittoria pre ground put through a Krups manual machine to a recently acquired Gaggia Cubika (very underwhelmed with this one) that my other half scored for 2 hunded bux

    Also upgraded from a Sunbeam spice grinder to an Iberital manual grinder (heaven). This has pushed the Gaggia to its limits....

    Onward and upward!

    cheers

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    Greetings from timberline (aka +9,500 ft elevation)!

    Im trying not to chew my fingernails down, waiting for delivery of my first espresso machine! Its a used Bezzera BZ40 (Who knows what trials await this blonde caffiene fiend? Will this be the embarcation of a complete rebuild, or a starstruck affair that rises flawlessly to our heroines exacting demands? Only time will tell. . .) I bought for pennies on the dollar.

    I took the plunge and was scope-locked (finger out of the trigger-guard, but the safetys off) on a used BZ40 for a while, as it is manageable on my fixed income, and should work like a champ here near the end of the unpaved road, within rock-throwing distance of timberline on superb, deep well water.

    So, hello!

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    Hello lethalblonde from a huge elevation of 193m AMSL!! :D

    Enjoy the coffee experience and we look forward to more of your contributions here.

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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by lethalblonde link=1155724732/0#9 date=1158871458
    Greetings from timberline (aka +9,500 ft elevation)!
    Hhhhmmm.....What a wonderful place to be!! One of my favorite parts of the country! Im envious!!

    Im trying not to chew my fingernails down, waiting for delivery of my first espresso machine! Its a used Bezzera BZ40 (Who knows what trials await this blonde caffiene fiend? Will this be the embarcation of a complete rebuild, or a starstruck affair that rises flawlessly to our heroines exacting demands? Only time will tell. . .) I bought for pennies on the dollar.

    I took the plunge and was scope-locked (finger out of the trigger-guard, but the safetys off) on a used BZ40 for a while, as it is manageable on my fixed income, and should work like a champ here near the end of the unpaved road, within rock-throwing distance of timberline on superb, deep well water.

    So, hello!
    Welcome to the wonderful world of home roasted coffee and quality espresso! Hopefully your new toy will arrive in good condition and only need a good cleaning and minor rebuild before its pumping out that golden nectar. :)

    From all reports the BZ40 is a great machine to have in the home and should last you a lifetime properly maintained. Parts are readily available and theyre easy machines to work on from all Ive heard (theres a thread in here about another user whos rebuilt his BZ and Mal is currently going over his newly acquired BZ). I waited for years before I was able to finaly lay my hands on an M28 Cimbali which I then totally stripped down and completely rebuilt.

    The time and cost of doing a complete rebuild was well worth it gives you a great starting point for developing your extraction process with no worries that its the machine thats at fault.

    I can think of few better settings to enjoy a cuppa than sitting high up in the Rockies overlooking an alpine valley. Im jealous!! :D

    Java "Loves the Rockies!" phile

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    ::)

    Last year it was traumatic to spend over a hundred dollars for a Capresso MT500 (factory refurb) - but the improvement to a cup of coffee was more than I could have guessed (okay, Im a half-step away from being a shut-in these days, but still. . .)!

    Roasting started as a way to make fixed funds more bearable (and I do love both the process as well as the delightful result), and now its espresso! *

    Im reminded of the caution attributed to the Port Townsend wag who said, "Good wine makes being almost poor much more bearable. *The problem occurs when good wine becomes the reason youre staying almost poor."

    When I read about and see the pictures of the astonishing investments some have enshrined (most tastefully, I must add) in their homes, I can only compare it to the dazzling collections other afficinados of fine, functional machinery of other sorts proudly display and skillfully use.

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome!




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    This is my first post on this site and I thought a good starting page.
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    It all started with my first real coffee in Copenahgen DK (1994) and since I have not touched instant coffee.
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    I started witht the stove top "Miss lavazza". Also used Perculator and found that if you used tin carnation milk you can get some ok results.
    Then I moved up to the Breville cafe aroma (i think). This machine lasted for about five years. Recently it decided to stop steaming so I decided it was time to take the next step.
    After much research (alot from this forum) I purchased a ECM GIOTTO and what a machine. After a few minor problems it is working a treat.
    Thanks also to this forum I found my Sunbeam em0480 to be faulty and got it replaced today(to get good poor the grind was set on 1) now for a double poor it is set on 12. oh and I also found the milk cartoon mod to work a treat.
    Thanks for the tips and advice.
    I love coffee.
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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    Yes!

    The Elektra arrived, and needed just a descaling and some food-grade lubricant (and three thorough rinses) - its perfect for my needs.

    The Innova is a breeze, and the right choice for a dedicated espresso grinder for light home use.

    Now to focus a little more on making specific espresso roasts; meanwhile, Im delighted with this as a starting point (no, no quarter-inch of crema up here above 9,200ft as yet)!



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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    After several months of lurking and learning, I thought Id post to thank the good folk at Di Bartoli for providing me with a Rancilio Silvia and Rocky doserless this week.

    After nearly 10 years of living with a Krups Nouvo 4000 (or something like that), we finally decided to get a serious machine.
    After a few "interesting" shots while getting the grind and tamp right were now making coffee that is damn good. Its only onwards and upwards from here.


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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    Im looking at a Delonghi EC700 ... ok I dont have $700 for a Silvia. Anyone got any experience with an EC700? I understand they have a stainless steel boiler, (I dont like Al thermoblock), but still have pressurised portafilters. So can I de-pressurise them? How?

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    I am in awe of some of the stuff you all have. My better half doesnt drink anything caffeinated, so I have a hard time justfiying what little paraphernalia I do have!

    Small no-name-brand press, Sunbeam coffee filter (12 cup), plastic 1 cup filter (oh cool, its Bodum), cheap aluminium stove top (Vittoria branded from pre-roasting days), stab mixer to pretend Im making frother milk, B+D popcorn maker.

    Woohoo. Charitable donations accepted ;-)

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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    Now that I have officially placed my order for my machine I can add my details. Expobar Office Semi-Auto, Iberital Challenge (doserless). 14 gram LM basket with a Pullman Tamper to suit. Ordered the two-hole steam tip as recommended by Mattyj.

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    Way to go Brett [smiley=thumbsup.gif],

    Now thats what I call diving in at the deep end for all the right reasons ;D. Make sure you keep in touch with how you go once the hardware arrives. Have you budgeted for some training in there somewhere? If not, itd be a great insurance policy to go with your significant investment..... Then youll really be able to get the best that your hardware can deliver 8-).

    All the best,
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    I have indeed Mal, got a course booked in for early November at this stage. I can take my machine and grinder along so if there is a delay in delivery I will postpone so I can get full value out of it. That way I should only just have my machine so hopefully wont have developed too many bad habits that early.

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    Waaaay ahead of me Brett,

    Great stuff 8-),

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    Havent gone down the path of roasting though........ yet! Thought I would try to get machine and grinder (and barista) sorted first before adding a further variable. That way I can buy beans from site sponsors for a while and try a few different blends to help me tune my palate into being able to distinguish flavours and mouthfeel etc. Thanks for the encouragement Mal.

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    Congrats on the new equipment.
    Ive had the Expobar Leva for just on 2 months now and am very pleased with its performance.

    I too decided I wont add the roasting variable just yet.
    Im glad you said that. It makes me feel good about that decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1155724732/15#23 date=1160392637

    I too decided I wont add the roasting variable just yet.
    Im glad you said that. It makes me feel good about that decision.
    Well I have gone back on my word today. I saw a popper that I thought was a bargain and went for it. I ordered the starter pack as well. I will probably buy fresh roasted at first still and have a play before experiementing too much with roasting. Hope that doesnt change how now feel about my input. There is wisdom in getting variables right one at a time before introducing more. At the end of the day as long as you are happy with the coffee you are producing that is all that matters.

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    Im happy to leave the roasting variable out of my equation for now.

    I buy my beans from Hazel and enjoy our chats every time I visit.
    Ive learned a lot from those about what Im doing so far.

    When I eventually go down the roasting path I know she will be able to teach me a thing or 50 about that as well.

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    Sounds like a lot of people around here have some very nice equipment :)

    Right now I have a Saeco Via Venezia (with a non-pressurised portafilter), and a Nemox Lux grinder, with a heatgun for roasting. The little Saeco is a pretty basic single-boiler machine that was fine for milk drinks with the PPF, but with the non-PPF I can actually get some decent espresso out of it. Id love to upgrade, but I dont see much sense in going for a better single boiler (like a Silvia), so Ill probably jump straight up to something like an Expobar Minore II when I finally do upgrade.

    On the roasting side of things, theres definitely something to be said for keeping down the number of variables until youre more familiar with your machine -- I had a problem a while back that I thought was due to under-roasted beans, but much of it was actually due to a low brewing temp. For now Im happy with my roasting and brewing, but Im avoiding blending until I have a really good grasp of origins and their flavour profiles. Im sure a day will come when I say "this coffee tastes great, but it could taste even better with some of this in it", and thats when Ill start blending :)

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    I have a Rocky grinder and a Sylvia espresso machine that I have had for many years. They have been in retirement for a few years, but after discovering this site have been dragged out of the cupboard and dusted off.

    I was looking for a popcorn maker to make snacks for my daughter, and doing a google search, all that seemed to come up was using the popper to roast coffee. This got me all excited (especially after my daughter turned her nose up at popcorn), so I ordered my starter pack and started practising my technique on the sylvia again.

    Anyway, daughter now loves frothed milk (with milo!!) and we are having fun attempting to roast coffee.

    Once I understand what I am doing, my desire is to get a Gene Cafe .... and of course a Pullman tamper. I am trying to work out how to dedicate a corner of our dining/living area to the pursuit of making coffee, as there just isnt enough bench space at the moment for everything.


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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by lsd link=1155724732/15#26 date=1160533581
    Sounds like a lot of people around here have some very nice equipment :)

    Right now I have a Saeco Via Venezia (with a non-pressurised portafilter), and a Nemox Lux grinder, with a heatgun for roasting. The little Saeco is a pretty basic single-boiler machine that was fine for milk drinks with the PPF, but with the non-PPF I can actually get some decent espresso out of it. Id love to upgrade, but I dont see much sense in going for a better single boiler (like a Silvia), so Ill probably jump straight up to something like an Expobar Minore II when I finally do upgrade.

    On the roasting side of things, theres definitely something to be said for keeping down the number of variables until youre more familiar with your machine -- I had a problem a while back that I thought was due to under-roasted beans, but much of it was actually due to a low brewing temp. For now Im happy with my roasting and brewing, but Im avoiding blending until I have a really good grasp of origins and their flavour profiles. Im sure a day will come when I say "this coffee tastes great, but it could taste even better with some of this in it", and thats when Ill start blending :)
    /\//\/
    great comments about the via venezia- my son has my old one with non-p filter and its espresso isnt that far behind my botticelli (sim to silvia) with a bit of care
    your comments about not upgrading till you can afford an hx are vlaid- and by that stage youll have your techniques down pat
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    Quote Originally Posted by telemaster link=1155724732/15#28 date=1160905919
    your comments about not upgrading till you can afford an hx are vlaid- and by that stage youll have your techniques down pat
    My thoughts exactly 8-),

    Doesnt make much sense to upgrade from a Single Boiler/Dual Purpose non-HX machine to another similarly specd machine... Was always my intention to go from the Mokita to an HX machine, just didnt know when that was going to be ;D or what sort of machine it would be. I was really lucky to buy a very well looked after Bezzera MiniBar that just needs a cosmetic restoration.... to make it look all nice and pretty. Came with a Rotary Pump and setup for plumbing in and am currently in the throws of doing that.

    Will never go back to a SB/DP machine again now that the Bezzera has pride of place on the kitchen benchtop. Cant wait to have it finished off and ready to roll,

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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    Hello all,
    Just a quick update with my upgraded equipment list, due to a new acquisition. *I am now the proud owner of an ECM Giotto premium and Best grinder courtesy of Chris at Talk Coffee :)

    My list of toys now includes:
    Giotto premium
    Best Grinder
    1 & 2 spouted porta filters
    Naked porta filter with triple basket
    1 cup stovetop
    3 cup plunger (for work)
    12 cup plunger (if we get a flood of guests)
    An ibrik
    Espro tamp
    Coffeetraining.com tamp
    Sunbeam ‘bang bang’
    300ml & a 600ml jug
    Milk frothing thermometer
    Modified Aldi popper (making way for a ‘Corretto’ shortly)
    A couple of kg of beans
    Digital scales
    Heaps of cleaning equipment
    Lots and lots of cups of various sizes

    I think that’s about all 8-)

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    GDay All

    I have been lurking here for a while soaking up all the good information. I recently updraded my breville thermoblock machine to silvia and rocky combo. While I am still playing with the new machine and adjusting the grind, dose and tamp the results are encouraging with coffee quality and milk texturing a big improvement on the small breville.

    I also have a sunbeam bang bang, a spring loaded adjustable tamper (it was a gift), 2 milk jugs and a milk thermometer.

    Next purchase will be a Pullman tamper and then I might look into a heat gun set up for roasting.

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    Isomac Mondiale (heavenly machine) and Rocky doserless grinder. Very happy with both.

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    Welcome guys! Nice to read youre both well on the path of coffee snobbishness! :D

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    I am happy to say that I had a Diadema Junior Plus Semi-Automiatic and a Macap MC4 delivered on Monday thanks to CosmoreX Coffee.

    I also added a Breville Crazy Popper to my collection last weekend and enjoyed roasting my first couple of batches of beans.

    I think the Greg Pullman tamper will also be next on my shopping list (maybe an early christmas present!!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vieve link=1155724732/30#34 date=1162369050
    I am happy to say that I had a Diadema Junior Plus Semi-Automiatic and a Macap MC4 delivered on Monday thanks to CosmoreX Coffee.
    Oh! Niiiice! Did you take advantage of the special, vieve? ;)

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    Woah vieve,

    And its not even Christmas yet ;D,

    Mal.

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    Scoota Gal, yes decided the special was too good to resist. Really happy with it so far although I still have a lot to learn.

    Mal, are you sure its not christmas yet? The shops have the all their decorations up and Santas already delivered my present!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vieve link=1155724732/30#34 date=1162369050
    I am happy to say that I had a Diadema Junior Plus Semi-Automiatic and a Macap MC4 delivered on Monday thanks to CosmoreX Coffee.
    Congratulations on the purchase, that should be a fantastic immunisation against that dreaded disease upgradeitis *;D

    Quote Originally Posted by vieve link=1155724732/30#37 date=1162373413
    Mal, are you sure its not christmas yet? *The shops have the all their decorations up and Santas already delivered my present!!!
    It seems like theyd just pulled down the easter ones, then their putting the christmas ones up *::)
    Another hallmark occasion *;)

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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    I havent posted until now despite having my espresso machine and grinder for just over two months.
    So for the record:

    Expobar Leva
    Macap M5
    Pullman Tamper - Jarrah - engraved "Thundergod"
    Breville Crazy Popper + SS chimney
    Breadmaker sourced but no ETA
    Briki
    Plungers
    The usual assortment of jugs and other accessories

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    Re: What Coffee Equipment do you all have - Part 2

    Hi Everyone,
    Got one of the Gaggia models as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. By that time I already knew that Silvia was going to be it. So, ignoring the risk of offending the givers, I rushed to the shop the first day after Christmas, returned the Gaggia, doubled my money and bought the Silvia. Then I learned about grinders so doserless Rocky was the next purchase.

    Then I found a US website of 1st-online where I bought a 3-hole steam tip for the Silvia designed specially for this machine. It improved its frothing capability dramatically. Mustnt forget a tamper they sell with the Rancillio logo on it. Expensive but great.

    Time marches on though and after feeling that Ive outgrown the Silvia, I upgraded to Isomac Monidale. It was a great journey.

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    HI Guys,

    at home Ive got a Bezzera BZ99 (mainly use it when I am entertaining - which tends to be a lot) and a recently purchased Gaggia Classic (which, despite some bad publicity, is making excellent espresso), and a Rocky doserless grinder.

    Also got a single cup stovetop for camping, which you fill with water first, and flick the switch, to make your milk, then refill with water and coffee to make a single shot of espresso!

    And Ive just retired my Baby Gaggia after many faithful years of service - gave it to a mate who has just become a dad - hes gunna need it!

    Cheers,

    Pat

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    I have heard that the Gaggia produces an okay espresso from others as well. I suppose the rocky and fresh coffee helps you out with that though as well.

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    Heres my addition...

    -Gaggia Coffee Deluxe
    -Sunbeam EM0480 grinder
    -Ikea dustbin for a knock box. Its our green waste bin that we empty in our compost bin. I aim to break it to justify a propper knockbox
    -B&D popcorn popper now a dedicated coffee roaster
    -Digital Multi Meter for temp probing my coffee roasts + stop watch
    -Tamper Starbucks gave me when they didnt have one to sell :-)
    -Various other paraphernalia in the way of plungers, stove tops, milk jugs, thermometers...maybe a garage sale is in order
    -Briki from Cyprus for making mud (Greek/Turkish coffee)
    -Vietnam cup top dripper for a mean Vietnamese cofee brew - fantastic with ice and condensed milk

    Theres more stuff in the cupboard, Im sure of it, I just dont dare to look in case my wife sees it and puts an end to my hobby!

    Javabeen.

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    Time for me to update too!

    At present:
    ECM Veneziano S1- tweaked beyond Aust comp standards with custom restrictors in the group head and also the HX- uuber temp stable.
    Makin Sig. machine (the travel machine with car *8-))
    Naked PF, PF with pressure gauge and an assortment of baskets
    Presso (the travel machine sans car ;))
    Assorted plungers
    Mazzer mini-man polished Aluminium
    Rancilio Rocky Doserless
    2 x Gene Cafe
    A couple of Greg Pullman tampers, a Coffeelab and a Coffeeparts rosewood one
    The original ag. pipe knock-tube

    and lastly, perhaps 50kg of greens...Its starting to get really cosy here ;)

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    That is one serious list. Most people would kill to get a Giotto in their house and you have one for the car ;D

    The ECM Veneziano S1 would be my dream machine. But that is a long way off thanks to the Expobar you supplied me.

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    Wait a little longer and you could be having an synesso in your house!:P

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    Rancilio Silvia
    La Cimbali Cadet grinder
    Sunbeam EM0480 conical burr grinder
    Assortment of milk jugs (300mL, 600mL...)
    2x thermometers
    Oversized single basket (never use it)
    LM Double basket
    Sunbeam Cafe Series "Bang Bang" EM0110 knock box
    SS Tamper
    Tamping mat
    Miscellaneous cleaning stuff (descaler, backflush powder, brushes etc)

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    ECM Giotto Premium
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    I got the Giotto & Mazzer from Chris two weeks ago and Ive been having fun making heaps of coffee. Im getting more consistent but still making a few bad ones. I was having a hard time choosing between the Giotto & the Minore (and probably asking Chris too many questions ::) ), so I went with the one that I thought looked better ;D

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by steve link=1155724732/45#48 date=1164198774
    ECM Giotto Premium
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    I got the Giotto & Mazzer from Chris two weeks ago and Ive been having fun making heaps of coffee. Im getting more consistent but still making a few bad ones. I was having a hard time choosing between the Giotto & the Minore (and probably asking Chris too many questions *::) ), so I went with the one that I thought looked better *;D
    Steve- the questions were all important. Hope youre loving that new machine! I wish you thousands of god shots ;)

    Chris



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