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post #91 of 228
Francis x1 with brass (not aluminum) boiler - pain to clean well, but nice
purchased refurbished from francis outlet on ebay
post #92 of 228
Here's my La Pavoni...

from 1976.





more pics on my blog of it. It makes an excellent espresso.
post #93 of 228
^^^You bought that for $15?! That's an absolute bargain. I'm in the market for a manual machine right now and have been looking at the new versions of basically the same machine. I need to get to garage sales more often...
post #94 of 228
Nice Pavoni. Reminds me, I must use those beans from Sant Eustachio in my humble Moka Express again. Coincidentally, I was cleaning my Alessi Nespresso machine (the one designed by Sapper) today - made a big difference in the coffee - much more crema and stronger flavour. Yum.
post #95 of 228
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Nice Pavoni. Reminds me, I must use those beans from Sant Eustachio in my humble Moka Express again. Coincidentally, I was cleaning my Alessi Nespresso machine (the one designed by Sapper) today - made a big difference in the coffee - much more crema and stronger flavour. Yum.
Which machine is the Alessi? I don't see that on Nespresso's website.
post #96 of 228
until this thread (and another from a link posted below for similar threads), I never knew coffee people could be more snobby than wine people.
post #97 of 228
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until this thread (and another from a link posted below for similar threads), I never knew coffee people could be more snobby than wine people.

The world of taste is like an infinitely layered onion . . .

Everything I've thought I've known is really just the tip of the iceberg.
post #98 of 228
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Which machine is the Alessi? I don't see that on Nespresso's website.

It's an old one, I don't think they make it anymore.
post #99 of 228
Best for me is type which put on stove, I pay only 2,5 Euro for this espresso maker!
post #100 of 228
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Best for me is type which put on stove, I pay only 2,5 Euro for this espresso maker!
You're referring to the Moka? Is this a true espresso maker?
post #101 of 228
Most Italian Espresso is Brazilian coffee with a small amount of Guatemalan coffee mixed in. It's a standard European espresso blend. Whomever said that everything south of Rome is African may actually have somewhat of a point as Ethiopia, Kenya and several other African nations produce some of the best coffee in the world, but it does not always make the best espresso. They don't grow coffee in Italy. You can check http://sweetmarias.com/ for a pretty comprehensive list of regions that grow coffee and the characteristics of those regions. I buy green, roast my own in a home built roaster and pull shots from an Isomac Millenium.
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post #102 of 228
I have a Nespresso for my dorm room. Once I have a real living space I'll get something more traditional.
post #103 of 228
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You're referring to the Moka? Is this a true espresso maker?
My machine look this:
post #104 of 228
I picked up an Elektra Microcasa off of craigslist. I wasn't planning on going the manual route, but CL shopper can't be choosers. It's perfect for my needs (only pulling a shot or two at a time) and the espresso is excellent.
post #105 of 228
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You're referring to the Moka? Is this a true espresso maker?
For me is true espresso, if no thing elso mine is so much more good than the shite they make in so much cafe' in the world
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