Espresso Maker

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  1. jkipness

    jkipness New Member

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    What is the Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Bentley of Espresso makers?
     


  2. The Wayfarer

    The Wayfarer Senior member

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    I'd settle for the Scion.
     


  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I have the fixed wheel bike level "machine": a Bialetti Moka.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I had an espresso from some machine at Sur La Table at the SF Ferry Building. I am told that the brand is the favored machine of a well-known Style Forum bon vivant and snob. Unfortunately, I forgot it's name.

    The espresso was great, BTW.
     


  5. pauliodotnet

    pauliodotnet Senior member

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    i love my oscar nuova simonelli
     


  6. Grayland

    Grayland Senior member

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    I've read rave reviews of the Rancho Silvia espresso maker. Around $500 but bullet proof with high resale value (as parts are easy to come by). I guess that might be the Honda?
     


  7. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a Gaggia Tebe, about 6 years old now and going strong. However, some small part of me wants it to die so I can buy a manual-lever Italian chrome machine like the one a friend of mine owns. I think he has this one: [​IMG]
     


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    Johnathan Senior member

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    I use a Gaggia Carezza. I guess that's more like the Scion.
     


  9. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    I have one of these:
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    it is much better than my other espresso maker:

    [​IMG]
     


  10. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I like the Moka Express too.
     


  11. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Mokas make good coffee, but they don't make espresso.

    Pavonis are the Bentleys of espresso.

    Check out coffeegeek.com, the SF of espresso.
     


  12. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I have a Nespresso as well [​IMG] actually two, one professional model and the Alessi designed one - I mostly use the Pro one as it is fully automatic. I'm using the Bialetti at the moment - it's a reminder of the place that I bought it from, a small hardware shop in the back lanes of Venezia and the coffee is nice and smooth.
     


  13. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Everyone in Italy uses Bialettis at home (although usually not actual bialettis, but mokas anyway). If they want espresso, they go to the bar.
     


  14. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm not a great espresso drinker - I use my machines mostly for cappucino or latte, but I had a few espressos in Italy. The coffee at Sant Eustachio was amazing.
     


  15. grimslade

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    I'm not a great espresso drinker - I use my machines mostly for cappucino or latte, but I had a few espressos in Italy. The coffee at Sant Eustachio was amazing.

    Best coffee in the world. A source of mine just dropped off a 1-kilo bag of the beans. [​IMG]
     


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