What the heck is this?

la marzocco, synesso, simonelli, cimbali etc

What the heck is this?

Postby tonx on Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:52 pm



concept or reality? does it/could it work?
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Postby Jimmy Oneschuk on Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:24 pm

it's for real. It's called the presso, you pour your boiling, or just off boil water into the top, and well, huttzah, you have a nice lever 'spro.

I haven't figured out how to work the steam wand...

Actually, Jim Schulman modded his out to get some better shots...

http://users.ameritech.net/jim_schulman ... eport.html
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Postby James Hoffmann on Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:53 pm

We've got one lying around somewhere. I am yet to get anything remotely exciting out of it...
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Postby redzuk on Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:37 pm

here's another one missing a body.

item 4402693608 on ebay.
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Postby David LaMont on Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:48 am

I actually picked up three of these for a total purchase price of $18 at a local TJMaxx a few months back. Figured I'd keep them around as decor and never touched them. Then got tired of them bouncing around in the trunk of my car, sold 2 on Ebay, and was about to sell the 3rd when I changed my mind and brought it to work to pull a few shots.

The result has been amazingly impressive! I haven't taken any time to hammer out the fine details, but it pulls a very respectable shot. GREAT body and mouthfeel, a really "clear" flavor, but not a ton of lasting crema. I was pulling shots of Black Cat, and was tasting a whole lot more than I was out of our Nuova Simonelli.

So for $6 dollars ($28 if you count the Bodum Water Kettle) I'd be willing to bet there isn't a machine in existence that offers this kind of potential.
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Postby Dismas on Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:48 am

I heard this company might bid to be the next machine at the WBC. Is this true?
If not maybe we can start a whole new side competition with this machine.
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