[Homeroast] Espresso Machine

Jason LeCount jlecount at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 19:40:00 CDT 2016

Hah, *IF* my machine were to blow up!  It has not blown up ;-)

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 5:39 PM, Jason LeCount <jlecount at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a S1 Vivaldi, which I bought from Chris coffee.
> It has a huge dual boiler so has awesome steam pressure
> Produces great espresso
> adjustable temperature
> I love my S1 and my machine blew up today and I were to buy another, I'd
> probably buy the S1 v2:
> http://www.chriscoffee.com/S1-Vivaldi-II-p/vivaldi-ii.htm
> No relationship with Chris Coffee, other than being a happy customer.
> Cheers,
> Jason
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 5:26 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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