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Date: 11 Sep 2006 23:42:15
From: Alan
Subject: how does this thing make espresso?
There's an item for sale on EBay which is billed as "
Vintage AUSTRIA WEIN ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE" ( http://tinyurl.com/eaegh )

from the photos, I can't really see how this would work---- looks like the
stem going into the coffee basket is solid, so I'm wondering how water gets
to the grounds. Am I missing something? (P.S. I asked the seller the same
question, but he hasn't replied). Thanks for taking a look at it . . .






 
Date: 12 Sep 2006 15:38:09
From: Jasonian
Subject: Re: how does this thing make espresso?
It's a dressed up Moka Pot, for Christ's sake.

It's a "stovetop espresso" maker. It's not really espresso at all, but
it's definitely not a percolator. It's a moka maker.



  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 17:33:00
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: how does this thing make espresso?
"Jasonian" <jason.haeger@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1158100689.763525.250380@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> It's a dressed up Moka Pot, for Christ's sake.
>
> It's a "stovetop espresso" maker. It's not really espresso at all, but
> it's definitely not a percolator. It's a moka maker.
>

then it would be the first stovetop moka pot I've ever seen with an element
in the bottom




  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 17:43:09
From: Godzilla
Subject: Re: Adding spring water
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:35:44 -0500, notbob wrote:

> On 2006-09-12, Godzilla <Godzilla@monsters.org> wrote:
>>
>> Thank you for your responses. However, I do not have my own RO machine,
>> but purchase it by the gallon from Wal t's refill station.
>> I have found Wal t employees to be somewhat less than experts on the
>> fine points of espresso brewing. ;-)
>
> You misunderstand. I was referring to your espresso machine.
>
> nb

I did misunderstand you. :-(

My machine was purchased at Starbucks some years ago. From my experience,
Starbucks retail employees knowledge isn't too many notches different
from those at Wal t. Their telephone help line is another order of
magnitude better. Neither comes up to the level of expertise that is found
from some of the experienced members on this newsgroup. ;-)

Godzilla


 
Date: 11 Sep 2006 18:11:55
From: anthony
Subject: Re: how does this thing make espresso?

ji
> >
>
> Beautiful machine.
>
But a tad overpriced?



  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 01:20:30
From: Alan
Subject: Re: how does this thing make espresso?

"anthony" wrote >> Beautiful machine.
>>
> But a tad overpriced?

MUCH more than a tad, I'd say




   
Date: 11 Sep 2006 20:27:32
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: how does this thing make espresso?
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 01:20:30 GMT, "Alan" <in_flagrante@hotmail.com >
wrote:

>
>"anthony" wrote >> Beautiful machine.
>>>
>> But a tad overpriced?
>
>MUCH more than a tad, I'd say
>

I didn't see the price. If it's pre-war, it could have that value as
an antique.


 
Date: 11 Sep 2006 19:59:20
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: how does this thing make espresso?
On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 23:42:15 GMT, "Alan" <in_flagrante@hotmail.com >
wrote:

>There's an item for sale on EBay which is billed as "
>Vintage AUSTRIA WEIN ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE" ( http://tinyurl.com/eaegh )
>
>from the photos, I can't really see how this would work---- looks like the
>stem going into the coffee basket is solid, so I'm wondering how water gets
>to the grounds. Am I missing something? (P.S. I asked the seller the same
>question, but he hasn't replied). Thanks for taking a look at it . . .
>

Beautiful machine.

It looks like the water goes up the tube and gets squirted into the
bottom of the cup. Then through the filter lower disk, the coffee, the
upper filter disk, and into the urn section from where one can pout
the cups.


 
Date: 11 Sep 2006 17:52:38
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: how does this thing make espresso?
"Alan" <in_flagrante@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:rvmNg.48$Ij.2@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
> There's an item for sale on EBay which is billed as "
> Vintage AUSTRIA WEIN ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE" (
> http://tinyurl.com/eaegh )
>
> from the photos, I can't really see how this would work---- looks like the
> stem going into the coffee basket is solid, so I'm wondering how water
> gets to the grounds. Am I missing something? (P.S. I asked the seller
> the same question, but he hasn't replied). Thanks for taking a look at it
> . . .
>

It looks sort of like an old percolator.

In any event, I would not expect anything even remotely resembling espresso
to come out the spout.

ken




  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 01:09:37
From: Alan
Subject: Re: how does this thing make espresso?

"Ken Fox" wrote
> "Alan" wrote
>> There's an item for sale on EBay which is billed as "
>> Vintage AUSTRIA WEIN ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE" (
>> http://tinyurl.com/eaegh )
>>
>> from the photos, I can't really see how this would work---- looks like
>> the stem going into the coffee basket is solid, so I'm wondering how
>> water gets to the grounds. Am I missing something? (P.S. I asked the
>> seller the same question, but he hasn't replied). Thanks for taking a
>> look at it . . .
>>
>
> It looks sort of like an old percolator.
>
> In any event, I would not expect anything even remotely resembling
> espresso to come out the spout.
>
> ken

Thanks ---- I thought it looked more like an old percolator, too (although
I'm still puzzled how the water would reach the coffee, given that the stem
appears solid --- perhaps this machine's just been cobbled together from
assorted and unrelated parts?) .... anyway, thanks for confirming my
suspicions . . .