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jonumberone
12-27-2012, 08:10 AM
Snagged a new machine for Xmas.
Really loving it so far.

http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab234/jonumberone/cigar/8104FFF3-03AE-4AD5-8965-A817CCA42D56-6378-00000CB972672FAE.jpg

http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab234/jonumberone/cigar/0BA02754-B00A-4420-8965-505573F54A91-6378-00000CB95F427643.jpg

iaMkcK
12-27-2012, 08:11 AM
My envious rage knows no bounds..

Ncpsycho
12-27-2012, 08:16 AM
Looks awesome -what kind is it

xFreebirdx
12-27-2012, 08:17 AM
Nice! ;)

Here is a pic of the one I got for Christmas. :)

http://media.rei.com/media/q/1096138.jpg

chaase321
12-27-2012, 08:19 AM
Looks like it will fit Shane's hands nicely for the next herf! :r

363
12-27-2012, 08:20 AM
Man, Dom, that is fancy!

Blak Smyth
12-27-2012, 08:30 AM
Looks like it will fit Shane's hands nicely for the next herf! :r

That is a little out of my league, Dom will have to have me over for coffee biatch training sessions first.
(I have a feeling I am not allowed to use that one though, and I understand completely)

That thing is a beaut Dom! Nice choice!

CigarNut
12-27-2012, 08:44 AM
Very cool Dom!

HollywoodQue
12-27-2012, 09:02 AM
Now that's how you make coffee....Nice Dom, congrats:tu

mosesbotbol
12-27-2012, 09:12 AM
Looks awesome, what are you using for a grinder? Is that your first machine?

jonumberone
12-27-2012, 09:14 AM
Looks awesome -what kind is it

Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione V2


Looks awesome, what are you using for a grinder? Is that your first machine?

Baratza Vario
First semi automatic, I've had a super auto for a while now.

363
12-27-2012, 09:18 AM
Dom, you using the res. or are you hard-lining it? Just watched the video on it and man that is crazy, kicks the one I just got in the butt :tu

jonumberone
12-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Dom, you using the res. or are you hard-lining it?

Right now I am using the tank, the plan is to have it plumbed in, in the near future.

mosesbotbol
12-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Are you able to fill the tank easily? Looks a little tight to the cabinets above. I mounted my cabinets higher just to make it easier to fill my machine, lol...

kelmac07
12-27-2012, 02:11 PM
Better give Shane a lesson now. :r :r

jonumberone
12-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Are you able to fill the tank easily? Looks a little tight to the cabinets above. I mounted my cabinets higher just to make it easier to fill my machine, lol...

It's easy enough to fill it, but it goes through water at an amazing rate.
The biggest issue is there is no window or gauge for the water level.
The tank is nearly 3 liters, and I've managed run out mid shot. :td

Better give Shane a lesson now. :r :r

Shane will be eligible for my barista course as soon as he completes my prerequisites.
Waxing a challenger and bathing a basset hound! :D

Blak Smyth
12-27-2012, 03:48 PM
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Shane will be eligible for my barista course as soon as he completes my prerequisites.
Waxing a challenger and bathing a basset hound! :D

:r:r Yah maybe somebody else can take over the "Baristo" role.

BRENDON?...

floydpink
12-27-2012, 09:39 PM
Sweet machine! Very similar to my Gaggia Mini Classic.

You are now in a wonderful class of espresso machines that use the E61 brew heads.

Never will you worry about proper brew temp again and consistently great shots are the norm, provided you get a really good grinder, as it will want it.

The one thing I would suggest is to give it plenty of time to warm up and do a quick flush before pulling a shot as the group head will get VERY hot and only use spring water or very filtered water.

floydpink
12-27-2012, 09:42 PM
[QUOTE=jonumberone;1771718]It's easy enough to fill it, but it goes through water at an amazing rate.
The biggest issue is there is no window or gauge for the water level.
The tank is nearly 3 liters, and I've managed run out mid shot. :td


That would worry me. Mine has an auto shutoff if the water gets below a certain level in the resevoir.

You definitely don't want it running with no water in the pump.

Here's a pic of my Brasilia so you can see how similar they are. I love mine.
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc266/rastapete69/machinegrinder.jpg

363
12-27-2012, 10:13 PM
:r:r Yah maybe somebody else can take over the "Baristo" role.

BRENDON?...

Me! You know I can't use electricity.. Plus my machine is all automatic, I just push buttons, can't froth milk for crap yet either.

CigarGuy88
12-27-2012, 10:24 PM
That thing is F*CKING SEXY!

mosesbotbol
12-28-2012, 06:31 AM
Waxing a challenger and bathing a basset hound! :D

Waxing the car outdoors? Washed the Jag on Saturday and it was a cold one! Got my last waxing in for the year around Thanksgiving.

Any pictures of the Basset Hound?

iaMkcK
12-28-2012, 08:06 AM
Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione V2

Three thousand bones? Mannn, even if it was Refurbished at a 6th of that price, I couldn't do it. You must LOVE Espresso :o

mosesbotbol
12-28-2012, 08:53 AM
Three thousand bones?

That is about what the good ones cost... They are lifetime purchases and can be fixed pretty easily should something ever wear out. Yes, it is a lot of money for "coffee", but many Americans spend over that a year at Starbucks and the like.

Grinder can go $400...

iaMkcK
12-28-2012, 09:09 AM
That is about what the good ones cost... They are lifetime purchases and can be fixed pretty easily should something ever wear out. Yes, it is a lot of money for "coffee", but many Americans spend over that a year at Starbucks and the like.

Grinder can go $400...

Oh I know, I'm not saying it's an outrageous spenditure. For myself though, this year alone I've spent maybe.. ~$50 on Starbucks. And on coffee in general. I love the stuff, can't get enough of it.. But at $5 a cup at Starbucks.. I generally pass.

mosesbotbol
12-28-2012, 09:19 AM
Oh I know, I'm not saying it's an outrageous spenditure. For myself though, this year alone I've spent maybe.. ~$50 on Starbucks. And on coffee in general. I love the stuff, can't get enough of it.. But at $5 a cup at Starbucks.. I generally pass.

I hear ya! I hardly ever have coffee on the go, and although I have an espresso set up at home and several other presses, and stove-top units... I just drink one coffee a day. I use to be really hooked, but got my caffiene down to a healthy amount. On weekends, I may leave the espresso machine on all weekend. The biggest pain is calibrating the grinder from french press to espresso. The same setting does not always make the same shot. Humidity and not having the best machine a factors, along with other reasons I am not aware of.