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    New machine advice.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi everyone.
    I have had a Rancilio Silvia pid for about 4 years now and recently refurbished a fiorenzato t80.
    I am tired of temp surfing to make milk based drinks. I am going to look at a brand new Bezzera BZ02s manual machine priced at $800 which I might even get cheaper.

    My question is although I believe this to be a good deal should I hold out to buy an e61 machine used at around $1500?
    Are e61's a large improvement over the Bezzera?

    I make 3 milk based coffees a day and 5 when we have guests.
    Thanks

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    The Bezzera BZ-02 series of machines are great performers.
    My son owned one for quite a while and it produced some of the sweetest espresso I've ever had.
    All things being equal, you won't notice any difference in the cup between the little Bezz' and any E-61 based machine - I couldn't...

    Mal.

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    Yeah thanks Maz.
    An e61 would cost me double and be a used item.
    Perhaps it's too good a deal to pass.
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    Parts for the BZ-02 are still very easy to get so there should be no concerns about longevity and future support...
    I'd go for it.

    Mal.

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    Thats a breville price for a machine that will last many years. sounds like a bargain.

    The E61 look great (to me). With the right technique and ingredients you wont be disappointed with the BZ02, I doubt you would taste the difference (regularly). Probably an assessment on looks, value, new vs old by yourself to decide what suits best.

    Cheers
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    Thanks everyone. I've dialed in the new machine somewhat and am very happy so far. I'm getting some sweet notes that I've never had in the cup before.



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