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Date: 26 Feb 2007 21:46:48
From: Kim
Subject: Rancilio Silvia vs. Briel Cadiz ES62, better choice?
Hi,
I am quite new to *coffee world*.
Recently, I am seriously considering purchasing a real espresso machine in
my cousin.

I can get a Briel ES62 with an automated grinder (set) easily in my city but
I am not sure about its build quality & coffee quality. (in local ket,
these two are around USD700.)

On the other hand, I noticed that all the people in the NET are talking
about Silvia.
I can not get it in our ket - absolutely none. I have to order it
overseas but our standard is 220V. I have a 220V-110V down-transformer but
it is not good to use a high wattage machine with a transformer.

What do you think will be the best choice in my circumstance?

Thanks for reading.

Kim






 
Date: 27 Feb 2007 22:44:47
From:
Subject: Re: Rancilio Silvia vs. Briel Cadiz ES62, better choice?
On 2=BF=F927=C0=CF, =BF=C0=C0=FC9=BD=C317=BA=D0, "anthony" <anthonyjhcnos..=
.@netscape.net > wrote:
> On Feb 26, 11:46 pm, "Kim" <hyeo...@hanafos.com> wrote:
>
>

Thanks Anthony!
You helped me a lot.
I am now looking at Australian eBay site. :)

Kim



 
Date: 26 Feb 2007 16:17:04
From: anthony
Subject: Re: Rancilio Silvia vs. Briel Cadiz ES62, better choice?
On Feb 26, 11:46 pm, "Kim" <hyeo...@hanafos.com > wrote:
> Hi,
> I am quite new to *coffee world*.
> Recently, I am seriously considering purchasing a real espresso machine in
> my cousin.
>
> I can get a Briel ES62 with an automated grinder (set) easily in my city but
> I am not sure about its build quality & coffee quality. (in local ket,
> these two are around USD700.)
>
> On the other hand, I noticed that all the people in the NET are talking
> about Silvia.
> I can not get it in our ket - absolutely none. I have to order it
> overseas but our standard is 220V. I have a 220V-110V down-transformer but
> it is not good to use a high wattage machine with a transformer.
>
> What do you think will be the best choice in my circumstance?
>
> Thanks for reading.
>
> Kim


Most here would say Silvia is the best. Try buying the Silvia from an
Australian retailer as it's cheaper (eg $700 Australian from a Ebay
Australia online seller) and it has your voltage so there's no need to
worry about a transformer.
Here's a URL for a very reliable Ebayer offering a brand-new Silvia
for $698 plus postage. You'll have to check out overseas delivery
costs though .. but the seller's ebay ratiing gives good ground for
confidence. I just bought a cheap but ok tamper from the same seller;
arrived in two days.
http://tinyurl.com/3yk6y9
Be aware though that people here say you should worry even more about
what sort of grinder you use than what coffee machine .. the usual
combo is the Silvia plus the Rancilio Rocky grinder, or the Mini-
Mazzer -- again try looking for Australian retailers to beat the
voltage problem.
Hope this helps a bit