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Date: 14 May 2007 11:41:28
From: Ian3193
Subject: Jura Impressa C5- anybody got one?
After many years service my GAGGIA CLASSIC COFFEE/ MDF combo has lost
the will to go on. At a rough guesstimate I would say it has made @
least 12,000 shots! so i cant complain!
I was thinking of buying a bean to cup machine, namely the Jura
Impressa C5. Its pushing my budget to the max, I live in the UK & it
will cost about =A3595! so I was hoping some one had one, & could give
me an impartial reveiw or least point me in the direction of a site
where i can find one. My concern is that bean to cup machines aren't
as "flexible" as having a seperate grinder/machine. My other option is
a Rancilio Silvia & Rocky Combo.
Any info gratefully accepted!
Cheers
Ian





 
Date: 21 May 2007 09:06:19
From: Ian3193
Subject: Re: Jura Impressa C5- anybody got one?
On 18 May, 20:54, Danny <d...@nospam.gaggia-espresso.com > wrote:
> Ian3193 wrote:
> > After many years service my GAGGIA CLASSIC COFFEE/ MDF combo has lost
> > the will to go on. At a rough guesstimate I would say it has made @
> > least 12,000 shots! so i cant complain!
> > I was thinking of buying a bean to cup machine, namely the Jura
> > Impressa C5. Its pushing my budget to the max, I live in the UK & it
> > will cost about =A3595! so I was hoping some one had one, & could give
> > me an impartial reveiw or least point me in the direction of a site
> > where i can find one. My concern is that bean to cup machines aren't
> > as "flexible" as having a seperate grinder/machine. My other option is
> > a Rancilio Silvia & Rocky Combo.
> > Any info gratefully accepted!
> > Cheers
> > Ian
>
> As others have noted, you will not get the same output from a
> superauto as you will as an experienced manual machine user.
>
> Anyway, since your post is an advert for how good your Gaggia combo
> is, why not just get another one, or at least investigate what's
> wrong. Gaggia's are eminently fixable, assuming that you don't just
> have upgrade fever anyway :)
>
> --
> Regards, Danny
>
> http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
> (apparently bad grammar but I like it that way...)

Thanks for the feedback, am buying some new burrs for my MDF via ebay
from Italy! am surprised how cheap they are! & am seriously looking @
a new Gaggia baby twin. The twin boiler sounds good for a domestic
machine. I am going to take my Classic coffee apart & have a play! &
if i can get it working, will take it into work, so I can feed my
habit there, rather than have instant!!!!!!!!!!!!



 
Date: 18 May 2007 20:54:44
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Jura Impressa C5- anybody got one?
Ian3193 wrote:
> After many years service my GAGGIA CLASSIC COFFEE/ MDF combo has lost
> the will to go on. At a rough guesstimate I would say it has made @
> least 12,000 shots! so i cant complain!
> I was thinking of buying a bean to cup machine, namely the Jura
> Impressa C5. Its pushing my budget to the max, I live in the UK & it
> will cost about 595! so I was hoping some one had one, & could give
> me an impartial reveiw or least point me in the direction of a site
> where i can find one. My concern is that bean to cup machines aren't
> as "flexible" as having a seperate grinder/machine. My other option is
> a Rancilio Silvia & Rocky Combo.
> Any info gratefully accepted!
> Cheers
> Ian
>

As others have noted, you will not get the same output from a
superauto as you will as an experienced manual machine user.

Anyway, since your post is an advert for how good your Gaggia combo
is, why not just get another one, or at least investigate what's
wrong. Gaggia's are eminently fixable, assuming that you don't just
have upgrade fever anyway :)

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
(apparently bad grammar but I like it that way...)



 
Date: 15 May 2007 13:49:40
From: roland
Subject: Re: Jura Impressa C5- anybody got one?
On 14 May 2007 11:41:28 -0700, Ian3193 <parryig@aol.com > wrote:

>I was thinking of buying a bean to cup machine, namely the Jura
>Impressa C5. Its pushing my budget to the max, I live in the UK & it
>will cost about =A3595! so I was hoping some one had one, & could give
>me an impartial reveiw or least point me in the direction of a site
>where i can find one. My concern is that bean to cup machines aren't
>as "flexible" as having a seperate grinder/machine. My other option is
>a Rancilio Silvia & Rocky Combo.

Hello Ian.

First, I am probably partial:-)

Some 7-8 years ago we purchased our first Jura. We stopped using it
for five years, preferring tea at the time.
After having it refurbished it worked like the first day, but...
meanwhile the Z5 was on the market;-)
Neat to say the least.
Old machine back on shelve, Z5 made it's entrance.
Worked aside a Saeco we used for serving coffee only, the
cappucinatore is a laugh when compared to Jura.

Than I made a mistake, we went to the "Gast" Fair in Salzburg.
Wife saw the X9 there with all it's bells and whistles... there goes
the Z5... (and the Saeco with it)

We have but a small surface in our shop, so it is just fine.

Having "experienced" the Saeco, I can say that the Jura machines are
worth every (Euro) cent.

YMMV

Best


roland
--
The Gods, who are infinite, give everything entirely to those whom they love: all joys, which are infinite, and all griefs, which are infinite - entirely.
J.W.v.Goethe


 
Date: 14 May 2007 14:06:57
From: Dave b
Subject: Re: Jura Impressa C5- anybody got one?
On May 14, 2:41 pm, Ian3193 <parr...@aol.com > wrote:
> After many years service my GAGGIA CLASSIC COFFEE/ MDF combo has lost
> the will to go on. At a rough guesstimate I would say it has made @
> least 12,000 shots! so i cant complain!
> I was thinking of buying a bean to cup machine, namely the Jura
> Impressa C5. Its pushing my budget to the max, I live in the UK & it
> will cost about =A3595! so I was hoping some one had one, & could give
> me an impartial reveiw or least point me in the direction of a site
> where i can find one. My concern is that bean to cup machines aren't
> as "flexible" as having a seperate grinder/machine. My other option is
> a Rancilio Silvia & Rocky Combo.
> Any info gratefully accepted!
> Cheers
> Ian

You are correct -- bean to cup machines are NOT as flexible, and are
vastly more complex internally. thus much more expensive to repair.

Rancilio -- good combo
or get another Gaggia combo!!

dave



 
Date: 14 May 2007 15:15:37
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Jura Impressa C5- anybody got one?
I think that if you are happy with and able to operate a traditional machine
you won't be as happy with a superauto. The automation features cost money
to build and these have to be taken from elsewhere in the budget - the size
of the boiler, the quality of the grinder burrs, the amount of metal in the
"group", etc.

What exactly is wrong with your current combo - they have both broken at
once? It's possible that with a few strategic parts replacements (maybe
burrs for the grinder, a new boiler or a new pump for your Classic), both
will be "as good as new".


"Ian3193" <parryig@aol.com > wrote in message
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After many years service my GAGGIA CLASSIC COFFEE/ MDF combo has lost
the will to go on. At a rough guesstimate I would say it has made @
least 12,000 shots! so i cant complain!
I was thinking of buying a bean to cup machine, namely the Jura
Impressa C5. Its pushing my budget to the max, I live in the UK & it
will cost about 595! so I was hoping some one had one, & could give
me an impartial reveiw or least point me in the direction of a site
where i can find one. My concern is that bean to cup machines aren't
as "flexible" as having a seperate grinder/machine. My other option is
a Rancilio Silvia & Rocky Combo.
Any info gratefully accepted!
Cheers
Ian