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    Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I am new to the site, I am looking to buy an Expobar Minore III or a Wega Mini Nova an I need your advice, any pros and cons? It will be for home use, probably few, 2-3 coffees a day ocassionaly few more. thanks and enjoy your coffees;)

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    Why did you decide on these two machines?

    mod edit- all posts have been spliced to this thread and a couple of duplicated or no longer relevant posts have been deleted..

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    Hi Virgil and welcome...

    For mine, your brief is HX without a doubt.

    If you keep in mind that each time you lift that group handle, youre pulling under 80ml of water from a 1.5L boiler in the expobar, it would take a long time to turn over the boiler contents. I think a HX machine with flash heated, oxygenated fresh water will ultimately deliver a better cup for you. Alternately, flush a heap of water throught the brew boiler each day.

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    I dont really like the retro look, this is why the Wega made it to the list and about a dual boiler I think Expobar is the only one in the under 2500 price range. Any other opinions, options? I am still listening, that is why I made the username on CS.

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    FYI Virgil, the RRP of the Minore III is $2805...

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    I mean in the under 3000 price bracket.

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    Quote Originally Posted by 17081306080D610 link=1246172661/5#5 date=1246175130
    I have to contradict you, I have seen the Minore on a melbourne site for under2500. dont remember which one but I can find out.
    :-? RRP= Recommended retail price = $2805 ::)

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    Im really enjoying the coffee from my new HX--a Diadema Junior EXTRA. Currently on sale(s) around the $2500 mark.

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    I think Chris gave me a very good reason to go for a heat exchanger, and I like the look of Wega, so probably I will contact Di Bartoli, they have a special on the Wega.

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    Certainly are some nice Wega prices at Di Bartoli! Nice time to buy.

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    Re: Heat exchanger or dual boiler??

    Hi Virgil
    The La Scala Butterfly would fit in your price bracket and it has similar specs to the Rocket Giotto but bigger boiler @ 2L. Nearly brought one. Ive seen the butterfly for $2380 or less.

    As would the Diadema Regal 1.3l But i think they come in at $2550 rrp
    the 2l version at $2950 rrp






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