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    Expobar Minore III

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    Hi,
    Ive been doing some research into purchasing an new espresso machine and I was wondering if anybody could tell me about the Minore III. I am particularly interested in this machine as it has a boiler temperature control along with 2 physical boilers.
    Does this make a big difference when brewing - as opposed to a heat exchange machine?

    I am fairly familiar with the VMB Domobar Super Lever, and the Rocket Giotto Premium Plus and have used these machines previously - And quite enjoyed it. What is the Minore III like compared to these machines?

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Quote Originally Posted by 44687D7D6B66667D6C7A090 link=1244542599/0#0 date=1244542599
    Hi,
    Ive been doing some research into purchasing an new espresso machine and I was wondering if anybody could tell me about the Minore III. I am particularly interested in this machine as it has a boiler temperature control along with 2 physical boilers.
    Does this make a big difference when brewing - as opposed to a heat exchange machine?

    I am fairly familiar with the VMB Domobar Super Lever, and the Rocket Giotto Premium Plus and have used these machines previously - And quite enjoyed it. What is the Minore III like compared to these machines?

    Thanks,
    Matt
    Hi Matt and welcome,

    The Minore III is a great machine and far superior to the older Minore II. I find the machine to be more reactive and with 2000W steam and brew boiler elements it copes easily with dinner party rushes.

    Temperature control is great, assuming you use it. Most HX machines will work really well with beans and blends roasted for espresso. If you have a very dark or light roast, the ability to tweak temperature will be advantageous. That said, I suspect many owners buy a Minore and rarely/never alter the temperature.

    You are most welcome to make contact if we can assist in any way...

    regards

    Chris

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    What is the build quality like in comparison to the VBM and the Giotto?

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    Hi Matt;

    May be this will help
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1227835388

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Hi matt, how you finding the Giotto?? I went looking this morning, and Ive got a similar shortlist to you. What made you go with the Giotto??

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Hi All,

    A slight thread highjack here sorry. Ive been reading up on this machine and am interested. However, I was a bit (alot) surprised to see that one reviewer suggested that it is good for making two milk-based drinks but would struggle beyond this????

    Is this the experience of people that used them? I would have expected it to pump out the steam....

    Are people happy with this machine in general?

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    A,

    We use this machine at the Aroma Festival, MattB probably did about 250 piccolos lattes or more. Do not know where you got your information from. I will very happy to demonstrated if you are in Sydney, otherwise give us a call or pm me will happy to chat about it.

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Quote Originally Posted by 40535348514852210 link=1244542599/5#5 date=1248324476
    I was a bit (alot) surprised to see that one reviewer suggested that it is good for making two milk-based drinks but would struggle beyond this????
    Id be very surprised too if it were true.

    Check out the Aromafest thread and see how crowded it was at the Di Bartoli stand.

    Those machines dont get a rest all day and cope extremely well.

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Quote Originally Posted by 3526263D243D27540 link=1244542599/5#5 date=1248324476
    However, I was a bit (alot) surprised to see that one reviewer suggested that it is good for making two milk-based drinks but would struggle beyond this????
    Me too- clearly the reviewer was actually reviewing something else ::)

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E31293F343F333A3A3939313D325C0 link=1244542599/8#8 date=1248330064
    clearly the reviewer was actually reviewing something else
    Perhaps reviewing for the US market where a gallon of milk is just enough for one cup? ;D


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    Now this sounds more like the truth, I thought it sounded a bit dodgy. I did have the quote slightly wrong though, it said 3 or 4. It was from the conclusion of a long winded review on a well known site, this is why I should only read things on CS. The Brewtus 3 is the same as the Minore 3??

    Actual quote:The Brewtus III will deliver an excellent single cappuccino or double cappuccino, but will definitely tax the barista serving a dinner party if they are banging out more than three or four milk drinks in succession.

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D5E5E455C455F2C0 link=1244542599/10#10 date=1248332146
    Actual quote:The Brewtus III will deliver an excellent single cappuccino or double cappuccino, but will definitely tax the barista serving a dinner party if they are banging out more than three or four milk drinks in succession.
    Maybe if the steam boiler pressure stat has been set incorrectly ...

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    ..and it was only one reviewer who gave this assessment.

    It also says it will tax the barista (perhaps the reviewer in this case), not the machine

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Quote Originally Posted by 436269696E74070 link=1244542599/9#9 date=1248331986
    Quote Originally Posted by 6E31293F343F333A3A3939313D325C0 link=1244542599/8#8 date=1248330064
    clearly the reviewer was actually reviewing something else
    Perhaps reviewing for the US market where a gallon of milk is just enough for one cup? * ;D
    ;D :D ;D

    In fine form Den.... 8-)

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A706572727D696F1C0 link=1244542599/12#12 date=1248337670
    It also says it will tax the barista (perhaps the reviewer in this case), not the machine
    Theres no way my Expobar couldnt keep up with me.
    Ive done 6 milk coffees and as many hot chocolates one after the other and it didnt skip a beat.

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Thanks for the comments, this makes me most happy ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Expobar Minore III

    Remember that the US machines are made to work on 115 to 120 volts and often have very different heaters.

    Greg



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