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Date: 25 Jan 2007 19:13:32
From: anthony
Subject: Which machine to sell?
I've decided, after much wifely urging, that maybe having three coffee
machines in the kitchen is a bit much, given that our children have
left home and that most times there's only the two of us drinking
espressos or mocha.
So we've decided to move from three to two. The three are my Atomic
gas-top mocha machine (about 30 to 40 years old), a pristine La Pavoni
Professional (about four years old) and an ECM Botticelli (about a
year), all in perfect order.
Best thing would be sell all three, and consolidate to one 'perfect'
machine, if there is such a thing. And I'd do that if it wasn't for the
fact that though we now rarely use it, we dearly love our Atomic.
Couldn't part with it.
So choices are either dispense with the Pavoni or Botticelli.
To my mind, pluses and minuses are:
Pavoni plus ... pulls the strongest, sweetest ristrettos and espressos,
or good strong base for macchiatos or lattes. And of course, its style
is impeccable. Comes to correct temperature very promptly.
Pavoni minuses -- really is for two people only as group head becomes
too hot if trying to make multiple coffees.
Botticelli plus .. Sits ready for use all day, able to produce coffees
on demand for two or eight, though have to pause awhile after cycling
to steam temperature. And it's very stylish -- a Silvia dressed for
partying.
Botticelli minus -- it's a drag to have to remember constantly to turn
off steam cycle and refill boiler -- always fearful my children, when
visiting, will forget this small but crucial point.
It's going to be a tough choice .. which would you dispense with?





 
Date: 28 Jan 2007 18:57:29
From: RoughJaw
Subject: Re: Which machine to sell?
On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 10:25:05 -0800, daveb in
Message-ID: <1169835905.932598.211050@q2g2000cwa.googlegroups.com >
wrote and then deleted:

gee, alan have you considered work as a social worker, or investment
counselor?

LAMO


DAVE

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Date: 27 Jan 2007 01:21:17
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Which machine to sell?
gee, alan have you considered work as a social worker, or investment
counselor?

LMAO!



 
Date: 26 Jan 2007 10:25:05
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Which machine to sell?
gee, alan have you considered work as a social worker, or investment
counselor?

LAMO


DAVE

On Jan 26, 7:10 am, "Alan" <in_flagra...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> "anthony" <anthonyjhcnos...@netscape.net> wrote in messagenews:1169781212.286431.132150@k78g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > I've decided, after much wifely urging, that maybe having three coffee
> > machines in the kitchen is a bit much, given that our children have
> > left home and that most times there's only the two of us drinking
> > espressos or mocha.
> > So we've decided to move from three to two. The three are my Atomic
> > gas-top mocha machine (about 30 to 40 years old), a pristine La Pavoni
> > Professional (about four years old) and an ECM Botticelli (about a
> > year), all in perfect order.
> > Best thing would be sell all three, and consolidate to one 'perfect'
> > machine, if there is such a thing. And I'd do that if it wasn't for the
> > fact that though we now rarely use it, we dearly love our Atomic.
> > Couldn't part with it.
> > So choices are either dispense with the Pavoni or Botticelli.
> > To my mind, pluses and minuses are:
> > Pavoni plus ... pulls the strongest, sweetest ristrettos and espressos,
> > or good strong base for macchiatos or lattes. And of course, its style
> > is impeccable. Comes to correct temperature very promptly.
> > Pavoni minuses -- really is for two people only as group head becomes
> > too hot if trying to make multiple coffees.
> > Botticelli plus .. Sits ready for use all day, able to produce coffees
> > on demand for two or eight, though have to pause awhile after cycling
> > to steam temperature. And it's very stylish -- a Silvia dressed for
> > partying.
> > Botticelli minus -- it's a drag to have to remember constantly to turn
> > off steam cycle and refill boiler -- always fearful my children, when
> > visiting, will forget this small but crucial point.
> > It's going to be a tough choice .. which would you dispense with?Unless you're in desperate need of cash or your kitchen is so small that you
> simply can no longer accomodate all 3, don't sell any of them. You're
> obviously quite fond of them, and to jettison one of them solely on the
> grounds that 3 is a "bit much" would be something you'd regret later on;
> you'll probably also end up resenting your wife for having suggested it in
> the first place.
> --
> Alan



  
Date: 26 Jan 2007 23:54:57
From: Alan
Subject: Re: Which machine to sell?

"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1169835905.932598.211050@q2g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> gee, alan have you considered work as a social worker, or investment
> counselor?
>
> LAMO

LAMO ???

P.S. If you're considering going into comedy, don't quit your day job.


> On Jan 26, 7:10 am, "Alan" <in_flagra...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> "anthony" <anthonyjhcnos...@netscape.net> wrote in
>> messagenews:1169781212.286431.132150@k78g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>
>>
>> > I've decided, after much wifely urging, that maybe having three coffee
>> > machines in the kitchen is a bit much, given that our children have
>> > left home and that most times there's only the two of us drinking
>> > espressos or mocha.
>> > So we've decided to move from three to two. The three are my Atomic
>> > gas-top mocha machine (about 30 to 40 years old), a pristine La Pavoni
>> > Professional (about four years old) and an ECM Botticelli (about a
>> > year), all in perfect order.
>> > Best thing would be sell all three, and consolidate to one 'perfect'
>> > machine, if there is such a thing. And I'd do that if it wasn't for the
>> > fact that though we now rarely use it, we dearly love our Atomic.
>> > Couldn't part with it.
>> > So choices are either dispense with the Pavoni or Botticelli.
>> > To my mind, pluses and minuses are:
>> > Pavoni plus ... pulls the strongest, sweetest ristrettos and espressos,
>> > or good strong base for macchiatos or lattes. And of course, its style
>> > is impeccable. Comes to correct temperature very promptly.
>> > Pavoni minuses -- really is for two people only as group head becomes
>> > too hot if trying to make multiple coffees.
>> > Botticelli plus .. Sits ready for use all day, able to produce coffees
>> > on demand for two or eight, though have to pause awhile after cycling
>> > to steam temperature. And it's very stylish -- a Silvia dressed for
>> > partying.
>> > Botticelli minus -- it's a drag to have to remember constantly to turn
>> > off steam cycle and refill boiler -- always fearful my children, when
>> > visiting, will forget this small but crucial point.
>> > It's going to be a tough choice .. which would you dispense with?Unless
>> > you're in desperate need of cash or your kitchen is so small that you
>> simply can no longer accomodate all 3, don't sell any of them. You're
>> obviously quite fond of them, and to jettison one of them solely on the
>> grounds that 3 is a "bit much" would be something you'd regret later on;
>> you'll probably also end up resenting your wife for having suggested it
>> in
>> the first place.
>> --
>> Alan
>




 
Date: 26 Jan 2007 08:07:40
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Which machine to sell?
Keep the La Pavoni Professional for its old-style appeal and preferred
taste unless there are others better considered and the ECM for being
closer in that regard as a semi-commerical convenience.


On Jan 25, 10:13 pm, "anthony" <anthonyjhcnos...@netscape.net > wrote:
> I've decided, after much wifely urging, that maybe having three coffee
> machines in the kitchen is a bit much, given that our children have
> left home and that most times there's only the two of us drinking
> espressos or mocha.
> So we've decided to move from three to two. The three are my Atomic
> gas-top mocha machine (about 30 to 40 years old), a pristine La Pavoni
> Professional (about four years old) and an ECM Botticelli (about a
> year), all in perfect order.
> Best thing would be sell all three, and consolidate to one 'perfect'
> machine, if there is such a thing. And I'd do that if it wasn't for the
> fact that though we now rarely use it, we dearly love our Atomic.
> Couldn't part with it.
> So choices are either dispense with the Pavoni or Botticelli.
> To my mind, pluses and minuses are:
> Pavoni plus ... pulls the strongest, sweetest ristrettos and espressos,
> or good strong base for macchiatos or lattes. And of course, its style
> is impeccable. Comes to correct temperature very promptly.
> Pavoni minuses -- really is for two people only as group head becomes
> too hot if trying to make multiple coffees.
> Botticelli plus .. Sits ready for use all day, able to produce coffees
> on demand for two or eight, though have to pause awhile after cycling
> to steam temperature. And it's very stylish -- a Silvia dressed for
> partying.
> Botticelli minus -- it's a drag to have to remember constantly to turn
> off steam cycle and refill boiler -- always fearful my children, when
> visiting, will forget this small but crucial point.
> It's going to be a tough choice .. which would you dispense with?



 
Date: 26 Jan 2007 12:10:23
From: Alan
Subject: Re: Which machine to sell?

"anthony" <anthonyjhcnospam@netscape.net > wrote in message
news:1169781212.286431.132150@k78g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I've decided, after much wifely urging, that maybe having three coffee
> machines in the kitchen is a bit much, given that our children have
> left home and that most times there's only the two of us drinking
> espressos or mocha.
> So we've decided to move from three to two. The three are my Atomic
> gas-top mocha machine (about 30 to 40 years old), a pristine La Pavoni
> Professional (about four years old) and an ECM Botticelli (about a
> year), all in perfect order.
> Best thing would be sell all three, and consolidate to one 'perfect'
> machine, if there is such a thing. And I'd do that if it wasn't for the
> fact that though we now rarely use it, we dearly love our Atomic.
> Couldn't part with it.
> So choices are either dispense with the Pavoni or Botticelli.
> To my mind, pluses and minuses are:
> Pavoni plus ... pulls the strongest, sweetest ristrettos and espressos,
> or good strong base for macchiatos or lattes. And of course, its style
> is impeccable. Comes to correct temperature very promptly.
> Pavoni minuses -- really is for two people only as group head becomes
> too hot if trying to make multiple coffees.
> Botticelli plus .. Sits ready for use all day, able to produce coffees
> on demand for two or eight, though have to pause awhile after cycling
> to steam temperature. And it's very stylish -- a Silvia dressed for
> partying.
> Botticelli minus -- it's a drag to have to remember constantly to turn
> off steam cycle and refill boiler -- always fearful my children, when
> visiting, will forget this small but crucial point.
> It's going to be a tough choice .. which would you dispense with?

Unless you're in desperate need of cash or your kitchen is so small that you
simply can no longer accomodate all 3, don't sell any of them. You're
obviously quite fond of them, and to jettison one of them solely on the
grounds that 3 is a "bit much" would be something you'd regret later on;
you'll probably also end up resenting your wife for having suggested it in
the first place.
--
Alan