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    For Office: Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima EN660 or Delonghi ESAM6600

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    Hi,

    First post so please take it easy on me ...

    I have tried a Nespresso pod and to me its the best coffee I ever had .. my normal coffee drinking habit is freeze dried :(

    We are looking for a office machine for about 5 - 10 brews a day.
    Need something thats easy and fast to use and will give us a reliable service with low maintenance.

    Nespresso looks good but will add about $0.60 to each brew over the price of roasted coffe ... so about $3 - $6 extra each day ....about $750 - $1500 per year ...

    For this reason we are looking at the ESAM6600 ( fully auto ) at just over $2k *... and we hate to subsidise Gorge Clooney adds :)

    What do you guys recommend? Pros / cons

    We are not coffee connoisseurs ... but hate the taste of Blend 43 ...

    Please help

    Cheers

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    Re: For Office: Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima EN660 or Delonghi ESAM6600

    Poor little thread moved by one mod then shoved back in here by another *:-?

    You wont find much love for pods here as the beans are pre ground months ago in some cases and no amount of nitrogen flushing will save them * :P

    Delonghni make all sorts of appliances as well as selling consumer electronics and you can read into this that they dont specialise in making espresso machines so I wouldnt do it*;D

    Oh and BTW I am taking it easy on you ;)

    Any fully auto will need maintainece regardless of brand (most likely twice a year) so while they are convenient in one way they are a pain in the grass in another and will need to go back to a service agent for repair.

    Semi Automatics and Grinders still need maintenance but most of the simple stuff can be done simply on site by you guys.

    Whatever machine you get it will need cleaning and needs to be fed good beans with good technique.

    Last point is where are you in Oz sounds like you need a trip to an espresso machine specialist and not your local Hardly Normal *:)

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    Re: For Office: Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima EN660 or Delonghi ESAM6600

    No it is situations like this that companys such as gilkatho exist. A super-auto is the best option for most offices (not if there is a snob present but still). Recommending an office does their own maintenance is really quite silly. What you need is a company to supply the equipment/beans provide training if necessary and maintain the equipment. For your situation this probably does mean super auto but if the office as a whole is willing to put the effort in it could be semi-auto (the results can be far better).

    Ohh dont get me wrong I will not be drinking the coffee from a super auto anytime soon ;D .

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    Hi MM in regard to basic cleaning of shower screens and changing a group head seal it is not silly but practical if the staff are footing the bill for the machine. Much more than that and most would be sending a machine off for a tune up. If that simple and nessecery stuff is to hard to do then a semi auto will be to hard for them as well.

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    Re: For Office: Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima EN660 or Delonghi ESAM6600

    Hi,

    Thanks for the help.
    Thanks for pointing out Gilkhato, looks interesting.
    What do you guys think of Jura S9?
    Lots of auto stuff so we can get a fast cuppa and enough settings for us to play.

    Cheers

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    Re: For Office: Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima EN660 or Delonghi ESAM6600

    At the moment we (office) have both a Jura and a DeLonghi. I am not sure of the model numbers of either but I can check.

    The DeLonghi is over 2 years old, needs a tech service about twice a year. Flushes and de-scales are done by the office snob, me, about every 3 or 4 weeks, depending on use. It makes reasonable espresso with great beans from The Coffee Barun, and has a few options for strength of coffee and amounts of water/frothy milk available without programming.

    The Jura is new, lots of the non-snob staff like it because it is easier to use with fewer options immediately available. Even with programming and great beans I cant get a decent coffee out of it. The beans wont grind fine enough, and the coffee is weak and watery. It also needs weekly maintenance and cleaning by the staff and the supplier comes monthly for maintenance as well.

    In short, a few of us walk downstairs, across the alley, and get our coffee from the DeLonghi. Taste first, convenience second for this group.

    Greg

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    Re: For Office: Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima EN660 or Delonghi ESAM6600

    Hi Greg,

    Thanks for your reply, greatly appreciated.

    The reason why we had a chice between the 2 models above is because we can get them from the points sceme on one of the credit cards .. but if they make no sense then its pointless.

    What you say about the DeLonghi sounds interesting.

    Would you be able to have a look at what model it is?
    Or, have a look at the ESAM6600 and let me know what you think.
    http://www.delonghi.com.au/products/product_details.asp?Model=ESAM6600

    BTW, we are located in Melbourne, Hallam.

    Cheers

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    Re: For Office: Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima EN660 or Delonghi ESAM6600

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    The DeLonghi at work is the EAM3500, and from the looks of the specifications it is only slightly different from the ESAM3500. The 6600 is a few rungs up the ladder.

    The Jura is a X7.

    Good luck on whatever you decide. Id certainly go for a Giotto & Macap or similar but then youd have to train the staff to use them, and if some are as casual about their coffee as some of ours, then theyll use instant anyway.

    Greg



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