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    Giotto Premium Plus and Mazzer Mini - a winner!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi Folks,

    I have now joined the GPP / MM fan club. * 8-)

    After toiling away with the old Silvia / Rocky combo for a number of years (with hit and miss results), I jumped onto a GPP + MM with price rises looming!

    I have had the combo for a week now and have had quite a ride. *It took some getting used to and my first bag of beans did not work out so well. With good advice I have settled into a routine that works OK.

    I find the Giotto interesting, IMHO the Silvia was hit and miss per shot no matter what you do - the GPP lets you know if the grind is too course or your tamp is too hard - and if you make a change it will reward (or punish). You can actually dial in a grinder if you keep your tamp the same. Then you can learn how to tamp less / grind finer and improve on the result.

    It took a while to get used to it - but for a few days now I can walk up and produce good shots without pouring stuff down the sink! Two doubles now equals two pucks - this machine will pay for its self *:D

    As for milk - I didnt realize how good HX machines were at texturing *milk - wow! It all happens so fast! We typically drink espresso *- but I can see Macchiatos becoming a popular item at our house.

    Big thanks to Dennis and Chris for answering questions and being responsive as I was contemplating the purchase. We took a trip out to Denniss roastery and he was very patient and understanding - we never felt rushed. Their post sales support is fantastic - with the help of Dennis I am sure my shots / consistency will improve further.

    Thanks to the CSers who consistently answer questions and provide advice - much appreciated.
    Col.




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    Re: Giotto Premium Plus and Mazzer Mini - a winner

    Congrats on the purchase Col and may your shots always be heavenly. I note you travelled a long way to buy it - from one corner of Sydney to the opposite one. Kudos to Den and Chris as well.

    What made you settle on the Giotto?

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    Col, thankyou for your kind words.

    With less than a weeks experience it certainly sounds like youre doing well with such a significant changeover in equipment. It really gives us a thrill to hear that!

    I hope Im able to contribute further with any support required...just dont ask me how to pour a rosetta as Im still prone to creating the now fabled, "lumpy spud".

    Cheers!
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    Re: Giotto Premium Plus and Mazzer Mini - a winner

    Quote Originally Posted by flynn_aus link=1225872305/0#1 date=1225874985
    Congrats on the purchase Col and may your shots always be heavenly. I note you travelled a long way to buy it - from one corner of Sydney to the opposite one. Kudos to Den and Chris as well.

    What made you settle on the Giotto?
    How funny - from one corner to the other - we are not at the end of the world - but you can see it from our place!

    What made us choose the Giotto = we like the look of it! It is that simple - We have always liked the look of the Giotto - just struggled to afford it.....

    The GPP has made thermostabilty improvements over the previous models and that helped us finally buy one. *Lets face it - at this price - all the machines are similar - and we all need to figure out what we can live with. I am sure that if we chose another HX machine we would be happy.

    We make two double espressos - and rarely do anything more - so having a machine we can walk up to and produce coffee without a lot of effott is paramount - I was looking for a machine that is consistent.

    BTW - that was the challenge - the onus was on Dennis to show us that an espresso can be simply made without a dance - I figure I can learn the technique to get close from there.

    I guess I am close - and that is with good advice, good consistent machine and a small amount of practice....

    Cheers,
    Col.



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    Have to agree with you, Giotto and Mazzer mini is a match made in heaven.
    Have kept me very happy for the last 5 years

    congratulations on the purchase and on picking a great retailer with brilliant after sales service

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    Re: Giotto Premium Plus and Mazzer Mini - a winner

    Quote Originally Posted by cuppacoffee link=1225872305/0#2 date=1225875723

    [snip]...just dont ask me how to pour a rosetta as Im still prone to creating the now fabled, "lumpy spud".

    Cheers!
    :)
    And - what exactly is a rosetta? Is that a flowery coffee?

    Jeez - you were supposed to be my mentor - *;D

    Just Kidding,
    Col.



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