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    Giove II purchase Adelaide

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    My very first post and today I am excited in having made a deposit on a Giove II and a Compac Touch from 9 Bar expresso in North Adelaide. I would recommend this sponser to any prospect purchaser in Adelaide for their friendly and informative service, thank you Bill for making the experience for my wife and myself enjoyable.

    My decision making journey regarding my specific equipment purchase has been long and considered, having been the proud owner of a Saeco Aroma and a Delonghi grinder. It is the fault of my brother who introduced me to a Giotto Rocket, he is the source of my upgraditis along with the desire to improve my brews. So no doubt you can begin to understand the need and desire burning deep within my soul to mke the final step ....today! :D

    So many choices, with machines and I was on a steep learning curve, single boiler, HX, or dual boiler. first inclination was for a good HX machine.. a value for money Nuova Simonelli Oscar,or a more upmarket, Bezzera BZ07-P, or a E61 Isomac Millenium Pro. A dual boiler had not yet entered my psyche!

    Enter coffee snobs and the many informative reviews, and comments. It was clear that the ultimate decision is one of preferences, bias, and total spend, combined with experiences and what people hoped to achieve with their shots. Rightly or wrongly I formed the opinion that a good HX machine would not quite provide the necessary flexibility to experiment temperature, pressure and various coffees, yes I forsee an adventurous journey ahead and I will, I hope have avoided the desire ( I do not think it is really need) for future upgraditus to strike my inner soul again.

    Now I wait for the ultimate delivery and associated training.

    Thank you fellow coffee snobs for the informative divergent views expressed within the confines of this site.


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    Re: Giove II purchase Adelaide

    Hi, would really love to hear how you get on with the machine. Im in Sydney so unable to demo these machines though the spec and price is very attractive ::)!
    Good luck with the purchase!

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    Re: Giove II purchase Adelaide

    I will post my progress and thoughts on the machine. No doubt you have found many of the other posts about the machine informative :)

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    Congratulations on your purchase.* Im sure your going to love your new machine.

    I have had the Giove II and the K3T for a few months now, and while I dont have a lot to compare it to (just a mates Rocket Giotto), I have been very happy with the Giove II.* The K3T however is something that if I had my time again I might have upgraded to the M4D.* The main frustration that I find with the k3T is the difficulty of making very small adjustments to the grind coarseness.* Im toying with the idea of making a worm-drive fine adjustment for it.* I would also not bother getting the K3T over the K3 push next time as the timer on it is kinda useless, its very hard to set, and the adjustment knob is in the worst place (under the machine!).* I am currently in the process of attaching a digital timer to the K3T and this should be finished soon.* If it works ill let everyone know how it went.* *

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    I got my Giove II and K3 Push from 9Bar in Melbourne, the Adelaide shop hadn't opened at that time. I had the LED replaced, under warranty, as two of the bars stopped working on it, they serviced it as well and only needed to replace the group head seal. It has performed flawlessly the rest of the time and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the machine and 9Bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiddler2 View Post
    I got my Giove II and K3 Push from 9Bar in Melbourne, the Adelaide shop hadn't opened at that time. I had the LED replaced, under warranty, as two of the bars stopped working on it, they serviced it as well and only needed to replace the group head seal. It has performed flawlessly the rest of the time and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the machine and 9Bar.
    Back from the dead!

    9Bar Adelaide has now closed and 9Bar is now a Melbourne operation specialising in commercial service on-site. As far as I know, the Giove is no longer imported into Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Back from the dead!

    9Bar Adelaide has now closed and 9Bar is now a Melbourne operation specialising in commercial service on-site. As far as I know, the Giove is no longer imported into Australia.
    Looks like I'll be doing my own servicing from now on!

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    Sad that the machine is no longer imported. 2 years on and the machine is performing well and has not missed a beat and my wife and I produce great coffee day in and day out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awilliamsa View Post
    Sad that the machine is no longer imported. 2 years on and the machine is performing well and has not missed a beat and my wife and I produce great coffee day in and day out.
    Mine's 2 years plus and still working great. I took it apart recently to give it a thorough clean, only thing of note was the water container 'level' weight switch had a bit of rust on it, where I spilt water whilst filling the tank, hopefully it's a common part and I can get a replacement if it gets worse. It came up as new after a good clean.

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    Fear not. The model is made by BFC and is therefore a stable mate of all the other models in the BFC "Junior" line up. BFC has two manufacturer / company names, one is BFC and the other is Royal, but they are one and the same company. There are many happy BFC Junior range owners in CS including myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOK View Post
    Fear not. The model is made by BFC and is therefore a stable mate of all the other models in the BFC "Junior" line up. BFC has two manufacturer / company names, one is BFC and the other is Royal, but they are one and the same company. There are many happy BFC Junior range owners in CS including myself.
    Thanks TOK, I think that information will make sourcing a spare switch a lot easier.



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