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Date: 10 Oct 2006 09:17:22
From: snowbum
Subject: So what do you think?
I am new to the "coffee" appreciation elite. I have always loved
coffee, but have recently wanted to take it to the next level. I am
looking for a machine for home and have been given three different
machines as possiblities. I would love to get some second opinions. The
machines that were suggested to me were the Rancilio "Silvia", Gaggia
"Classic", and the La Pavoni "Europiccola", with the Mazzar "Mini" as
the grinder of choice. Any feedback on any of these machines would be
greatly appreciated ...





 
Date: 12 Oct 2006 02:41:05
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: So what do you think?


mazzer robur and zocco GS3


--barry "why mess around?"


 
Date: 11 Oct 2006 00:59:59
From: snowbum
Subject: Re: So what do you think?
The Sylvia and Mini seem to be the choice to get ...

notbob wrote:
> On 2006-10-10, snowbum <snowbums@charter.net> wrote:
>
> > "Classic", and the La Pavoni "Europiccola", with the Mazzar "Mini" as
>
> Toss the piccola and reconsider. It appears money is no object, so
> the Sylvie and the mini would be the favored combo, here. Add a PID
> controller and you will be anointed and stroked profusely about the
> head and shoulders and invited to many reindeer games. ;)
>
> nb



 
Date: 11 Oct 2006 00:58:30
From: snowbum
Subject: Re: think?
Thanks for the input. Your selection seems to be the consensus ...

daveb wrote:
> Silvia
> and
> Mazzer mini.
>
> dave "125"
> www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 11 Oct 2006 00:57:25
From: snowbum
Subject: Re: So what do you think?
I am at square one. Can you recommend a grinder to start with?

North Sullivan wrote:
> On 10 Oct 2006 09:17:22 -0700, "snowbum" <snowbums@charter.net> wrote:
>
> >I am new to the "coffee" appreciation elite. I have always loved
> >coffee, but have recently wanted to take it to the next level. I am
> >looking for a machine for home and have been given three different
> >machines as possiblities. I would love to get some second opinions. The
> >machines that were suggested to me were the Rancilio "Silvia", Gaggia
> >"Classic", and the La Pavoni "Europiccola", with the Mazzar "Mini" as
> >the grinder of choice. Any feedback on any of these machines would be
> >greatly appreciated ...
>
> If you want to join the espresso crowd, you'll need to talk espresso
> quality grinder before you talk espresso machine....at the entry
> level, the grinder is more important (and often more expensive)
> than the espresso machine.
>
> Or have you already obtained an espresso quality grinder?
>
> North Sullivan



  
Date: 11 Oct 2006 20:11:33
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: So what do you think?
On 11 Oct 2006 00:57:25 -0700, "snowbum" <snowbums@charter.net > wrote:

>I am at square one. Can you recommend a grinder to start with?

I like Mazzers. If price is not a big concern and counter space is,
then I'd get the Mini. Used Mazzer Majors and Super Jollys are
available on ebay for around $200 and are an excellent value, but
take up lots of counter space at home.

The Rocky is a nice match for Silvia, and the Gaggia MDF will do
nicely too. If you are planning to use the grinder for non-espresso
use, I'd probably be looking seriouisly at the Rocky.

North Sullivan
(2 Mazzers in daily use at the shop, along with two more in reserve
'cause I like them)




 
Date: 10 Oct 2006 19:08:23
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: So what do you think?
On 10 Oct 2006 09:17:22 -0700, "snowbum" <snowbums@charter.net > wrote:

>I am new to the "coffee" appreciation elite. I have always loved
>coffee, but have recently wanted to take it to the next level. I am
>looking for a machine for home and have been given three different
>machines as possiblities. I would love to get some second opinions. The
>machines that were suggested to me were the Rancilio "Silvia", Gaggia
>"Classic", and the La Pavoni "Europiccola", with the Mazzar "Mini" as
>the grinder of choice. Any feedback on any of these machines would be
>greatly appreciated ...

If you want to join the espresso crowd, you'll need to talk espresso
quality grinder before you talk espresso machine....at the entry
level, the grinder is more important (and often more expensive)
than the espresso machine.

Or have you already obtained an espresso quality grinder?

North Sullivan



 
Date: 10 Oct 2006 12:19:59
From: notbob
Subject: Re: So what do you think?
On 2006-10-10, snowbum <snowbums@charter.net > wrote:

> "Classic", and the La Pavoni "Europiccola", with the Mazzar "Mini" as

Toss the piccola and reconsider. It appears money is no object, so
the Sylvie and the mini would be the favored combo, here. Add a PID
controller and you will be anointed and stroked profusely about the
head and shoulders and invited to many reindeer games. ;)

nb