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    What to do what to do

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    So I'm kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place I have a rancillio Silva V1 and a M2M macap grinder I like using it and can produce a decent enough cup of coffee most of the time. But my wife is scared of it and refuses to use it. So it collects dust and only gets used once maybe twice a week. On the weekend. So I was thinking of selling them and getting something simple for her to use. Was thinking of either maybe a new Breville barista touch or a second hand Oracle.
    Just looking for some advise should I keep the silva or should I cut my losses
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    An option allowing you to keep your setup.
    Get an ESE POD filter from Coffeeparts.
    There are various suppliers of ESE PODS in OZ, locally roasted and imported Italian.
    They can make a pretty decent espresso consistently.
    These are the best option / compromise for those not willing to grind on demand.

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    would your wife be interested in attending a barista course at your local roasters? would give her confidence and maybe they could give her some reassurance that she won’t mess it up.
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    Morning MrLizard,

    Its been my experience that the ladies simply don't feel the same attraction to the process of espresso or the machinary that we blokes have.

    My better half learned to use the Bezzera early on and became quite proficient, then she announced that whilst she enjoyed the coffee she couldn't be bothered with the stuffing around, she has been an instant drinker from that day on, unless I make her a cappuccino.

    Similar with daughter, she worked as a barista for a couple of years during her uni days, now has an easy to use Bezzera BZ?? in the kitchen, wont use it also drinks instant unless husband makes her an espresso.

    Similar observations among friends, seems a bit like BBQ'ing it generally the blokes job.

    So in answer to the question, I doubt a new easier to use machine will improve the situation.

    Have a think about how many ladies we have as forum members, they are a rarity, they seem to bob up once in a while but seldom stick around, not a criticism, simply a fact, females simply have different priorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Morning MrLizard,

    Its been my experience that the ladies simply don't feel the same attraction to the process of espresso or the machinary that we blokes have.

    My better half learned to use the Bezzera early on and became quite proficient, then she announced that whilst she enjoyed the coffee she couldn't be bothered with the stuffing around, she has been an instant drinker from that day on, unless I make her a cappuccino.

    Similar with daughter, she worked as a barista for a couple of years during her uni days, now has an easy to use Bezzera BZ?? in the kitchen, wont use it also drinks instant unless husband makes her an espresso.

    Similar observations among friends, seems a bit like BBQ'ing it generally the blokes job.

    So in answer to the question, I doubt a new easier to use machine will improve the situation.

    Have a think about how many ladies we have as forum members, they are a rarity, they seem to bob up once in a while but seldom stick around, not a criticism, simply a fact, females simply have different priorities.
    This could get interesting Yelta


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    Quote Originally Posted by SanderP View Post
    This could get interesting Yelta


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    It could, wondered about that aspect when I posted, though I don't see anything controversial in stating the obvious, still in this day and age of the perpetually offended, you never know.
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    Keep the Silvia and let the missus continue to drink instant when you're not around to pamper her. Instant's not that bad, any port in a storm sometimes.

    Returning to this Choice best tasting instant coffee, at present my wife is on Robert Timms Premium Full-Bodied granulated coffee, when I'm not about. And I've got to say this is one of the few instants that I can drink without having to add sugar, another bonus is that is very cheap compared to the major brands which you of course pay extra.

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    My brother had the same situation. He ended up with an Oracle and his Wife uses it with no issues or complaints.

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    Thanks for that advise guys. Will have to ask if she would really make coffee if I got a different machine. If not I might PID the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrlizard View Post
    Thanks for that advise guys. Will have to ask if she would really make coffee if I got a different machine. If not I might PID the machine.
    Sounds like good plan, on the other hand, it may well be an opportunity for you to acquire a nice bells and whistles espresso machine, (bought it to make life easier for you dear) if you get my drift.
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Something similar popped up on the Forum not long ago. You could look at E61 compatible E.S.E Pod portafilters for her maybe? (Oops, missed it mentioned in Post #2).

    https://coffeesnobs.com.au/brewing-e...ernatives.html
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