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Old 12-27-2012, 07:10 AM   #1
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Snagged a new machine for Xmas.
Really loving it so far.



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Old 12-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #3
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Looks awesome -what kind is it
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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Nice!

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

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Looks like it will fit Shane's hands nicely for the next herf!
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Man, Dom, that is fancy!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:30 AM   #7
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Looks like it will fit Shane's hands nicely for the next herf!
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!
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Very cool Dom!
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Now that's how you make coffee....Nice Dom, congrats
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:12 AM   #10
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Looks awesome, what are you using for a grinder? Is that your first machine?
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Looks awesome, what are you using for a grinder? Is that your first machine?
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First semi automatic, I've had a super auto for a while now.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:18 AM   #12
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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
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:09 PM   #14
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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...
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Better give Shane a lesson now.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #16
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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.

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Shane will be eligible for my barista course as soon as he completes my prerequisites.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #17
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Shane will be eligible for my barista course as soon as he completes my prerequisites.
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Yah maybe somebody else can take over the "Baristo" role.

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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.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #19
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[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.


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.
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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.
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