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    Brasilia Cappuccino Century Vs Grimac La Uno advice

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    I'm currently using a Brasilia Cappuccino Century 1 group machine, very similar to a Brasilia Portofino DEL 1. It is a tank model.

    I'm currently restoring a Grimac La Uno/mini which I'm hoping to have finishing in a few weeks. This is also a tank model and I will be upgrading the steam wand during the restoration.

    I now have to decide which to keep and which to sell and was hoping to get some advice.

    I probably make 2-4 coffee's a day mostly cafe latte's.

    Also the grimac is about two thirds the size of the Brasilia.

    any advice would be appreciated.

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    Keep of which matters to you,

    I do see that you are trying to restore a Grimac Uno/Mini....

    Although i have not touched other machines than my GS/3, bet you could tell thats a nice E61 style grouphead...

    But it lacks the bells and whistles of a true E61.....

    If you sold your Brasilia to make up for restoration costs...

    Will your newly restored machine pull better shots and possibly steam better?

    Is it worth restoring?

    I think the Brasilia is a fine lady,

    Without a doubt,

    Follow your heart

    If you shall seek, you shall find

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    12 hours of membership and 5 rather weird posts, TheLudicrousBean. Are you, per chance, a friend of RayTCoffeePro?

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    Ahh but following my own heart in the posting of this response I would have to ask which do we prefer.....strange postings with some SOH, or the serious BS masquerading as "fact" that some of the resident trolls come up with time after time?

    For the rest of it.

    I dont know anything about the brasilia model mentioned in the topic however if it is as advised a close "relation" to the portofino, I would keep the grimac machine and sell off the brasilia. I am not a fan of either but if having to choose one of the two I would pick the smaller one for a domestic kitchen scenario.

    Hope that helps.

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    Met that joker on another forum,

    Perhaps he's here too?

    How do you know him anyway...

    Unless my assumption was dead on!

    He was on coffee-geek....

    His jokes were outrageous....

    He's a terrible comedian....

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    Isnt this the grimac you were talking about?

    Its not my image just picked it off g-images for reference purposes


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOK View Post
    Ahh but following my own heart in the posting of this response I would have to ask which do we prefer.....strange postings with some SOH, or the serious BS masquerading as "fact" that some of the resident trolls come up with time after time?

    For the rest of it.

    I dont know anything about the brasilia model mentioned in the topic however if it is as advised a close "relation" to the portofino, I would keep the grimac machine and sell off the brasilia. I am not a fan of either but if having to choose one of the two I would pick the smaller one for a domestic kitchen scenario.

    Hope that helps.
    I just got here. take it easy mate....

    BTW, I havent been here for more than a month.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLudicrousBean View Post
    I just got here. take it easy mate....

    BTW, I havent been here for more than a month.....
    G'Day Ray, no, as you say you haven't been here for more than a month, in fact you've only been here for a couple of days, join date is 14/10/14, unless of course you include your time logged on as RayTCoffeePro.

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    Hey guys, thanks for all the advice. Before I make any decision I'll have to see how my restoration of the grimac turns out. The grimac is the same a pictured

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    Jthomas,

    So the stock image i had referred to... was the right machine?

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    Yes it's the same as the picture

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    Phew,

    Thought i mislead everyone....

    The Cappucino Century IMHO is worth keeping.....

    I've looked at reviews in coffeegek, and it seems there's a higher average rating for the cappucino century...

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    Looks like the Brasilia Cappuccino Century it is. Unfortunately my Grimac didn't work out for me anyway.



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