[Homeroast] Espresso Machine

Larry Dorman ldorman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 00:37:06 CDT 2016


I'm seriously considering the La Spaziale S1 Dream T
<https://www.chriscoffee.com/s1-dream-espresso-machine-p/s1-dream-t.htm>
with the pre-infuser.  It's a dual boiler and has gotten some really good
reviews.  Does anyone have any experience with this machine?

On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 12:14 AM, Sandy Andina <sandraandina at me.com> wrote:

> I love my freestanding LaCora, which is an Andreja Premium with some
> upgrades that Quickmill made for Cora Italian Specialties. Have had it 7
> years, and had it serviced only twice. Its heat exchanger is fine for
> me—I’ve never run out of steam, so I don’t need a dual boiler. I don’t use
> it constantly (only a few times a day) and it’s in the kitchen nowhere near
> any bedrooms—so the vibe pump is fine. Maybe one day I’ll have Cora PID it
> when it’s service time. The tank is plenty big—I test its levels with a
> long cooking chopstick (as a dipstick) and simply top it up.
> > On Jul 19, 2016, at 8:15 PM, Peter Louton <peter at midwestbicycleworks.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I love my ECM Giotto. I just need to use it more.
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > Sent from somewhere
> >
> >> On Jul 19, 2016, at 9:04 PM, Greg Hollrigel <ghollrigel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> I used someones Alex Duetto II and I loved that machine.   I think
> they're
> >> on version 3 now, but version 2 was great.
> >>
> >> If I didn't have good results with my Salvatore (which is too noisy), I
> >> would consider the Duetto.  My next one will be a rotary pump for sure.
> >>
> >> Greg
> >>
> >>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 5:52 PM, Ben Treichel <btreichel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I was happy with my Feama Compact S, there seems be a nice new one out.
> >>>
> >>>> On Jul 19, 2016 7:28 PM, "Larry Dorman" <ldorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Has Sweet Maria's all but gotten out of the espresso machine market?
> I'm
> >>>> looking to get a new machine and I only see two on their site. !?!
> >>>>
> >>>> That said...  I have a budget of $2500 or under to pick up a new
> machine.
> >>>> I want it to be something that is highly serviceable.  I'm good with
> >>> either
> >>>> HX or dual boiler.  I'm on the fence on whether to do plumbed or
> >>>> free-standing, with the probability being that I go with
> free-standing.
> >>> I
> >>>> do a lot of milk based drinks, so steaming quality/performance is
> >>>> important.  I tend to make 2-5 drinks once to twice a day...  I don't
> >>> mind
> >>>> having to fill up the reservoir and dump the waste at the
> beginning/end
> >>> of
> >>>> each session, but I shouldn't have to stop in the middle of the 5
> drinks.
> >>>>
> >>>> I have a fair amount of clearance so any machine that isn't crazy tall
> >>> will
> >>>> fit.  (I'm replacing a Quick Mill Andreja Premium which fit fine, for
> >>>> reference.)
> >>>>
> >>>> I already have a capable grinder (super jolly in excellent
> condition), so
> >>>> that shouldn't be a limiting factor.
> >>>>
> >>>> Anyone have any machines they recommend for or against?
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> Sandy Andina
> www.sandyandina.com
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