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Date: 11 Nov 2006 10:20:32
From: RicBrazil
Subject: Did I make the best choice?
Hi! It's been a long time since I last visited this group... After
years using my dear Gran Gaggia, I felt like buying a new machine.
Unfortunately, there were very few options within my price range here
in Brazil. Basically, the choice I had was: the Gaggia Evolution, many
Briel models (including some that looked quite expensive, in stainless
steel bodies and things), the Ariete Retro, a few Saeco models, a Krups
model that is sold under the Arno brand in Brazil, and basically that
was it. I chose the Gaggia Evolution (the Baby was way beyong my price
range, and the only model available here was the one that uses those
coffee capsules...). I haven't received it yet, but I'm pretty much in
peace with my choice. The expensive-looking Briels were about the same
price and looked better, though, but I just didn't trust the brand
Briel (for one thing, I had never heard of it...) Please, say that I
didn't make a mistake!
By the way, it's good to be back!
Hugs,
Ricardo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)





 
Date: 11 Nov 2006 15:48:34
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Did I make the best choice?

I- >Ian wrote:

> >Ricardo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
>
> Regardless of whether you bought a LM GS3 or a Moka pot, some will
> pooh-pooh and some will say "Attaboy"
>
> If you can make a drink you enjoy, then your choice was perfect.
> Congratulations!

Nah - need more subjectivity. Though won't be near as pretty as
picture magazines selling a product, newsgroup reviews and experiences
can be an asset when overcoming supposed objectivity in reporter
endorsements with biased pumped up street prices for the industry.
Especially so if you build computers. Don't know about Moka pots, don't
think I'd especially enjoy trading a pump driven espresso machine for
one, and wouldn't necessarily put a DeLonghi above a Gaggia if the
Gaggia were reduced to $60US. I've noted others (since with upgrades)
that liked their Krups, but can't say much for Briel and Saeco.
Without a specific endorsement, I tend to go by mass production numbers
- what's popular, available, not necessarily expensive, but likely
serviceable. Time's the other mitigator, time to experience
possibilities, and money.



 
Date: 12 Nov 2006 06:56:08
From: Deltic
Subject: Re: Did I make the best choice?
In article <1163269232.572390.70630@h54g2000cwb.googlegroups.com >,
"RicBrazil" <ricguers@ajato.com.br > wrote:

> Hi! It's been a long time since I last visited this group... After
> years using my dear Gran Gaggia, I felt like buying a new machine.
> Unfortunately, there were very few options within my price range here
> in Brazil. Basically, the choice I had was: the Gaggia Evolution, many
> Briel models (including some that looked quite expensive, in stainless
> steel bodies and things), the Ariete Retro, a few Saeco models, a Krups
> model that is sold under the Arno brand in Brazil, and basically that
> was it. I chose the Gaggia Evolution (the Baby was way beyong my price
> range, and the only model available here was the one that uses those
> coffee capsules...). I haven't received it yet, but I'm pretty much in
> peace with my choice. The expensive-looking Briels were about the same
> price and looked better, though, but I just didn't trust the brand
> Briel (for one thing, I had never heard of it...) Please, say that I
> didn't make a mistake!
> By the way, it's good to be back!
> Hugs,
> Ricardo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)


I've had an Evolution for more than two years now and it's never failed
to delight. It takes up little bench space and in my opinion is very
attractive.

You should be happy with it.

Regards John
Brisbane Australia


 
Date: 11 Nov 2006 20:11:24
From: Brian Colwell
Subject: Re: Did I make the best choice?

"RicBrazil" <ricguers@ajato.com.br > wrote in message
news:1163269232.572390.70630@h54g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi! It's been a long time since I last visited this group... After
> years using my dear Gran Gaggia, I felt like buying a new machine.
> Unfortunately, there were very few options within my price range here
> in Brazil. Basically, the choice I had was: the Gaggia Evolution, many
> Briel models (including some that looked quite expensive, in stainless
> steel bodies and things), the Ariete Retro, a few Saeco models, a Krups
> model that is sold under the Arno brand in Brazil, and basically that
> was it. I chose the Gaggia Evolution (the Baby was way beyong my price
> range, and the only model available here was the one that uses those
> coffee capsules...). I haven't received it yet, but I'm pretty much in
> peace with my choice. The expensive-looking Briels were about the same
> price and looked better, though, but I just didn't trust the brand
> Briel (for one thing, I had never heard of it...) Please, say that I
> didn't make a mistake!
> By the way, it's good to be back!
> Hugs,
> Ricardo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

It has pretty good reviews, from people that have bought this
machine...........and Gaggia has a good reputation.

Regards, BMC
>




 
Date: 11 Nov 2006 19:00:19
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Did I make the best choice?
On 11 Nov 2006 10:20:32 -0800, "RicBrazil" <ricguers@ajato.com.br >
wrote:

>Hi! It's been a long time since I last visited this group... After
>years using my dear Gran Gaggia, I felt like buying a new machine.
>Unfortunately, there were very few options within my price range here
>in Brazil. Basically, the choice I had was: the Gaggia Evolution, many
>Briel models (including some that looked quite expensive, in stainless
>steel bodies and things), the Ariete Retro, a few Saeco models, a Krups
>model that is sold under the Arno brand in Brazil, and basically that
>was it. I chose the Gaggia Evolution (the Baby was way beyong my price
>range, and the only model available here was the one that uses those
>coffee capsules...). I haven't received it yet, but I'm pretty much in
>peace with my choice. The expensive-looking Briels were about the same
>price and looked better, though, but I just didn't trust the brand
>Briel (for one thing, I had never heard of it...) Please, say that I
>didn't make a mistake!
>By the way, it's good to be back!
>Hugs,
>Ricardo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Regardless of whether you bought a LM GS3 or a Moka pot, some will
pooh-pooh and some will say "Attaboy"

If you can make a drink you enjoy, then your choice was perfect.
Congratulations!