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    Mar 2008

    Re prospective upgrade of coffee machine

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I am not at the immediate stage of upgraditis for my coffee Gaggia Classic but would like to investigate some options. The Gaggia is good but I do get frustrated with it running out of steam. I have a Silvia wand fitted and I can nurse the Gaggia to steam a couple of cups but some times it is annoying to have to pump through more water for steaming.

    Hence I am looking for something more responsive and easy to operate such as eg Bezerra BZ07 or something similar in the not too distant future.

    I recently completed a latte art course and it was a real pleasure not to have to worry about adequate steam and also even extracting shots was more forgiving on the larger machines.

    My question is what is a reasonable price range for a used Bezerra machine say about 12/15 months old. Would I be too optimistic looking at a price of about $1650, as I would like to have some money available for a future upgrade of my grinder

    If this is the wrong section to post this question please move.


    Gaggia Classic *EM0480 Grinder.

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    Senior Member Lovey's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    South Coast NSW

    Re: Re prospective upgrade of coffee machine

    Hi Gussy,
    my advice would be to look at upgrading your grinder first before you lash out on a uprated machine. I know this wont help with your steam problems now, but it may save you some frustration down the track when you do eventually upgrade machines and have it hamstrung by an underperforming grinder.
    Re the machine prices, keep an eye on the Coffee Hardware For Sale page, which will give you a good guide as to what pre-loved machines are fetching.
    All the best,

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    Re: Re prospective upgrade of coffee machine

    Where abouts are you ?
    Have a look at this.
    Hope this helps

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