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    Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

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    Hi all, in the next 3-6 months I will be upgrading from my Gaggia Classic to a new machine. My budget is 2K however may need to go slightly over this. I really want a machine that can handle an onslaught of visitors.

    These are the three machines I have identified:

    Expobar Office Leva - larger boiler, more powerful heating
    Isomac Tea - made in Italy :)
    Bezzera BZ07 - the 50% trade in thingy :)

    Are there any other models I should consider?

    Any strong opinions on any of these machines?

    It will be paired with my Gaggia MDF - will this cut the mustard?

    Thanks all for your help!

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    Hi Mote and welcome,

    This question has been asked many times..

    Give the search button a crack ^^^^^^ using the term Isomac Tea ensuring that you look across a longer timeframe than the last week. You will get a heap of returns... ;)

    2mcm

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    I have read plenty o the Tea and the Leva but not much came up on the BZ07, I will keep hunting ...

    More importantly was the "AM I missing any other options in my list" also just looking for that moment of clarity which I am sure wont come but you know I have to ask!

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    Oh and 2mcm thanks for the advice on the 7days setting, that helped a tonne!

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by 73716A7B1E0 link=1258717815/2#2 date=1258718622
    I have read plenty o the Tea and the Leva but not much came up on the BZ07, I will keep hunting ...

    More importantly was the "AM I missing any other options in my list" also just looking for that moment of clarity which I am sure wont come but you know I have to ask!
    The problem is choice.... at the $2k mark theres just so much. I eventually ended up with the diadema junior plus. I tried the tea II and the Giotto PP. They all seemed pretty line ball... each with their own pluses and minuses.

    It comes down to what feels right for you. The diadema just felt more solid and it slotted into the bench space better.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    Thanks for that Merr1 Ill have a look at that one

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    hey mote,

    It will be paired with my Gaggia MDF - will this cut the mustard?
    i reckon upgrade this first, and then save up again for the machine. ;)


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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    i reckon upgrade this first, and then save up again for the machine.
    I have a Gaggia MDF.
    Its a good little grinder.

    CSers continually say the Sunbeam 0450 is the minimum standard for an espresso grinder.

    I replaced my 0450 with the MDF pretty quickly.

    Its a much better grinder.

    So in my opinion it doesnt warrant forgoing the machine upgrade by upgrading the grinder first in this case.

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    oh well, each to their own TG :)

    to be fair ive never used the Gaggia MDF. But from my very limited experience, I did 2 upgrades. 1) Silvia to BZ07, 2) i-mini to M5. Just that in hindsight, I would have upgraded the grinder first, as it made soooo much more of a difference for me.

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by 282E3926214F0 link=1258717815/8#8 date=1258938940
    in hindsight, I would have upgraded the grinder first

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    Thundergod wrote:
    [edit]So in my opinion it doesnt warrant forgoing the machine upgrade by upgrading the grinder first in this case. [/edit]
    To also be fair i havent used a BZ07 but also didnt upgrade.
    I went straight to a M5 and Expobar Leva.

    However I also bought the 0450 for work and quickly replaced it with the MDF as stated above.

    So I know the differences in the quality of those 3 grinders.

    My point is that we cant blindly always say "get a better grinder first".
    I weighed up the requirements and gave my opinion that in this case I would recommend upgrading the grinder later.

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    fair enough TG. Seeing that you actually have the M5 as well and have your hands on an MDF, i think mote will probably put more weight on your opinion.

    gavin.

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    Definately the machine first, it is about to pack it in, I will evaluate the Grinder post new machine!

    Thanks for your input all.

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    Re: Anything else I should consideer? BZ07 - Office Leva - Isomac Tea

    Hi Mote

    Have sent you a PM with some advice for any purchases in the future.

    Good Luck.

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