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    Valued Opinion Wanted Please.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    My Faema Family finally gave up the ghost after a boiler seal leaked and shorted out the element terminal, this is after 24 years of service. I am reluctant to repair the unit as I feel that a newer machine would be appropriate and I am leaning towards another Faema E98 S1 at the moment. I would be appreciative of any CC members input as to this machine or a similar unit that may be better and within my price range.
    I have a budget of $3,000 and I am currently looking at a second hand E98 that is well below this figure, I dont want to send good money after bad, so any input will be most appreciated. Kind regards.

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    Re: Valued Opinion Wanted Please.

    Welcome! *You only get valued opinions on this site!

    I dont know the machine that you refer to but it sounds like the a commercial one group....all I can say is that the FAEMA commercial 2 group that I have with the E91 group is a very nice piece of kit..easy to work on...easy and cheap to get bits for...and makes a fantastic coffee...the thing that you will probably hear on there is that you will need to concentrate on the back up from the vendor. *On this site I dont believe that any of the vendors sell FAEMA.... *Personally if it was me, for home use, I would get a FAEMA again (not that my 95 is expected to break down anytime soon!).

    For commercial use in a cafe I would love to have a FAEMA 3 group Diplomat say or for that matter two Dues, but you would have to look at support for that (because as I understand it the commercials are sold by Vittoria coffee...so not ordering their coffee (assuming as I do that you would roast your own or get good roasted) *might come into the equation, I dont know)...I would be confident fixing my own machines up to a point, but that support issue might turn me to spending the EXTRA on same an La Mazocca, although to be perfectly honest I am yet to see black stuff coming out of them that betters what the FAEMA produces...


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    Re: Valued Opinion Wanted Please.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E6B62727E6565110 link=1245161502/1#1 date=1245186711
    although to be perfectly honest I am yet to see black stuff coming out of them that betters what the FAEMA produces...


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    Re: Valued Opinion Wanted Please.

    Thanks Ozscott for your response, I want the new purchase for home use only, maybe other CC members will give me a lead in the purchase of a new unit. Many thanks.



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