It's been a while since I've been on the CS site.. been trying not to spend money!
But the time has come for an upgrade of my espresso machine. Got $1500 - $2k to spend. Have an Isomac Granmachaninio grinder at home and don't necessarily want to upgrade that just yet (although she's a bit noisy).
I'd like something that is quiet and preferably has a hot water wand / spout too. Primarily drink black coffee. I'd be interested in up to 2 year old models or well maintained demonstrator machines as well..
Your thoughts would be valuable.
loving my Lelit PL60T I've had since July. The taste of my coffee improved immediately.
Or if looking for a great value HX machine, a new base model BFC / Diadema Junior "PUL"
Note, the tamper and stand in the photo are only props and not included in the std package except with price adjustment.
Also, we do offer a package that includes a far better matching (to the machine) grinder than the one you currently have.
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Hi boots where are you located ?
Im in Sydney
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I'd probably buy a Rocket Giotto or an Expobar Minore III, both can be had for $2k
Thanks for the responses guys. I've got a few in mind now and will do some more investigating. Feel free to suggest others that come to mind.
Friend of mine bought a brand new Minore III from Dimattina WA about six weeks ago. "old model, discount". $2k.
St Ali sold a brand new Giotto a month or so ago for $1800. (so I saw on twitter anyway)
Both businesses clearly selling at a loss in this situation. I'm implying that you can seek an older model, brand new, AU stock, for the price range you are looking at.
There were a few Giotto's available here in Sydney a while back at a big discount. The catch was that they had been sitting in the warehouse for 4 years. The model had been superseded at least twice in that time. Anyone buying one of those machines saved $$$'s off the new rrp, and paid well over the going 2nd hand price.
If you drink it black then you might be better with a good lever like the elektra mcal or a used Olympia Cremina. You can say goodbye to noisy pumps and hello to née flavors in your espresso.
Dennis, indeed. Ultimately it's hard to go past a site sponsor, and if you are hanging out on the site, you can get extra support and tips/tricks from not only the sponsors but the community here.
I've had brilliant support from Talk Coffee (here on the site, even without a purchase), and DiBartoli.
Bargains can be had. Ideally, talk to a professional about your requirements so you can acquire a best-fit machine for your purposes. Being able to try the machines out is also a big plus. My local big-brand stockist is Dimattina in WA. I think "Talk Coffee" supplies machines there? Anyway, the range is huge. Rocket, VBM, expobar, simonelli, la marzocco, mazzer, hario, duetto and the support is excellent. In-house technicians, etc.
oh the choices!
Hi boots how did you go, im in the same situation as you and budget similar to yours
get an expobar office semi auto for less than 1.5k.
jetblack espresso (site sponsor) might even discount it for you
I ended up blowing the budget - surprise! I bought an ECM technika IV for c. $2400. Saw it and fell in lerrrvvvvvvvvv....
Rally happy with it on the bench too!
Thanks again everyone.