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Thread: Bezzera Mitica or profitec pro 500?

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    Question Bezzera Mitica or profitec pro 500?

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    Hi guys,

    I am pretty over my Breville Dual Boiler machine giving me grief and it has now given me the err3 message which cannot be reset by myself, so it seems to be stuffed. I'm looking at these two machines, the profitec pro 500 and the Bezzera Mitica.

    No idea what is better however I'm leaning towards the Pro 500 as I prefer the looks and it rates pretty well.

    Cheers guys,
    Homer

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    I think Bezzera Mitica is better as it's a rotary pump so you can plumb in if you want

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    Nothing to pick between them, quality-wise...

    You'd be best served by arranging a "hands-on demo" visit with one of our Site Sponsors or another reputable specialist retailer, and then trialling each of the machines. Both machines may not be available on the same premises of course...

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    Pick the one you prefer the looks. quality wise they are on par. as far as I know only Mitica Top has the rotary pump.

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    Thanks guys,

    I'm not keen on the levers on the Bezzera and the rotary pump is another $300 so I'm leaning towards the Pro 500.

    I'm also considering the The Rocket Mozzafiato Evoluzione R and Rocket Giotto Evoluzione R

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    Ditto re: my post above...

    Mal.
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    We have this one On Sale at the moment something for you to consider ECM Manufacture T IV Vibrating

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    I'm in Brisbane so unfortunately there do not appear to be anywhere that has machines that are able to be demo'd.

    Thanks Renzo,

    I'll certainly consider it.

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    HLB, in Brisbane! why not check out Barazi Bezzera at Woolloongabba, good people to deal with, they certainly stand behind the highly respected Bezzera name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    HLB, in Brisbane! why not check out Barazi Bezzera at Woolloongabba, good people to deal with, they certainly stand behind the highly respected Bezzera name.

    I did just that and purchased the Profitec Pro 500 and Eureka Atom grinder from Chris.

    One question,
    Is the crema on top normally thick enough so when you pour milk in it sort of goes lumpy instead of flowing nicely through the milk? I've never seen this behaviour before so it's quite odd to me.

    Pic of new setup in its temporary home until our new home is built.


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    Well done Homer, great looking setup.

    "lumpy instead of flowing nicely through the milk? I've never seen this behaviour before so it's quite odd to me."
    I've not experienced it either, perhaps others can help.

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    Is it possible to see a picture? I am curious as I haven't heard of this before either.

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    Thanks guys!

    The crema seems better now but if it happens again I'll post pics/video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homerlovesbeers View Post
    Pic of new setup in its temporary home until our new home is built.
    Congrats on that one. I have the same machine AND the same grinder and have no regrets at all. Magic !

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    Get a better tamper and it'd look perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sacsnob View Post
    Get a better tamper and it'd look perfect.
    You'd think the dealer could have thrown a tamper in with that set up

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    Yea I tried for a tamper but alas, no dice. Guys, a single basket holds about 8-10g of coffee yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homerlovesbeers View Post
    Yea I tried for a tamper but alas, no dice. Guys, a single basket holds about 8-10g of coffee yes?
    7g is standard but you can tend to get a bit more in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyhakins View Post
    7g is standard but you can tend to get a bit more in.
    I would forget about the single basket and just use the double and stop the shot early for less strength. I have never got a good coffee from a single.
    Food for thought

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    No disrespect Grillsy but that could end up as an unbalanced shot as all your taking is the start of the pour. For the cost of $0.50 (saying a 20gm doses is $1) id just stick to doubles and if only want half the pour then let the pour from one side of portafilter fall in the drip tray. Easier then changing back and fourth from doubles and singles. If your only ever going to pull single shots (say 7-10g) then maybe try finding a better single basket like 'the single' that IMS make as may given better results the the stock single basket.



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