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« Reply #150 on: 09/04/2019, 01:47 PM »
well i finally finished customising the la marzocco gs3.
Moved away from timber and had some custom billet aluminium pieces made for it.

The coffee machinist machined the side panels and were anodised in electric blue, and specht design made the new group cap, but i didnt like the look of the flat standard ones, so had it made to look like the strada AV group caps.

Portafilter handles are from pesado.

The only other thing i would like to do is change the feet to some taller S/S ones

This one will now be a keeper, as cant see myself wanting or ever needing to upgrade for a long while











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« Reply #151 on: 09/04/2019, 08:06 PM »
Stunning @ John A

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« Reply #152 on: 10/04/2019, 08:36 AM »
Wow! Just Wow!
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« Reply #153 on: 12/04/2019, 11:12 PM »
Stunning coffee machine, stunning grinder and stunning photography. Very, very sharp :)

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« Reply #154 on: 13/04/2019, 02:41 PM »
Yep, love love love it! Would be such a delight working with that John :)
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« Reply #155 on: 14/04/2019, 05:16 PM »
cheers guys, am very happy with the results ad the machine is an absolute pleasure to use, and produces a great cup.

My other thought was if it would be possible to incorporate the shot buttons, onto the group head like the strada has, though am thinking the cost and mods involved wouldnt warrant such a mod


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« Reply #156 on: 14/04/2019, 05:26 PM »
cheers guys, am very happy with the results ad the machine is an absolute pleasure to use, and produces a great cup.

My other thought was if it would be possible to incorporate the shot buttons, onto the group head like the strada has, though am thinking the cost and mods involved wouldnt warrant such a mod

John I say  — Leave some room for the human factor

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« Reply #157 on: 21/04/2019, 03:27 PM »
Saw one of these for sale today.

Interesting looking beast
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« Reply #158 on: 22/04/2019, 09:57 AM »
Wow mate, good to hear from you!

Great looking little piece of history. Was it functioning?
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« Reply #159 on: 22/04/2019, 10:05 AM »
Saw one of these for sale today.

Interesting looking beast

Never seen one of those in the flesh
What’s the make and model ?

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« Reply #160 on: 23/04/2019, 06:24 AM »
Looks like an electric Vesuvius.
I love coffee. It's as simple as that.

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« Reply #161 on: 23/04/2019, 11:47 PM »
well i finally finished customising the la marzocco gs3.
Moved away from timber and had some custom billet aluminium pieces made for it.

The coffee machinist machined the side panels and were anodised in electric blue, and specht design made the new group cap, but i didnt like the look of the flat standard ones, so had it made to look like the strada AV group caps.

Portafilter handles are from pesado.

The only other thing i would like to do is change the feet to some taller S/S ones

This one will now be a keeper, as cant see myself wanting or ever needing to upgrade for a long while










Wow great looking machine and nice custom modifications!
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« Reply #162 on: 25/04/2019, 03:07 PM »
Never seen one of those in the flesh
What’s the make and model ?

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Claims to be made by 'Calandra & Co Pty Ltd', 240v 900w, cat no CXE9

Yes, it was marked as working (but with usual warning tag on the power cable that it is not tested).
Doesn't seem to be a true espresso machine. I think it just heats the water up and steam pressure drives water through the head when you open the valve.


Not something I need, but an interesting curiosity
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« Reply #163 on: 26/04/2019, 08:48 AM »
Claims to be made by 'Calandra & Co Pty Ltd', 240v 900w, cat no CXE9

Yes, it was marked as working (but with usual warning tag on the power cable that it is not tested).
Doesn't seem to be a true espresso machine. I think it just heats the water up and steam pressure drives water through the head when you open the valve.


Not something I need, but an interesting curiosity

Thanks
It resembles a Bellman coffee maker
But with a portafilter

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« Reply #164 on: 26/04/2019, 08:53 PM »
Claims to be made by 'Calandra & Co Pty Ltd', 240v 900w, cat no CXE9

Yes, it was marked as working (but with usual warning tag on the power cable that it is not tested).
Doesn't seem to be a true espresso machine. I think it just heats the water up and steam pressure drives water through the head when you open the valve.


Not something I need, but an interesting curiosity

I just happened to come into that model just two months back (and moved it on since). Was planning to use it as a portable steamer but was too bulky for that purpose.

Both you and KK are right. It's a Bellman-style moka-pot coffee maker, with electric element (~1000 watt) and a thermostat. Interestingly there is also a thermostat-bypass button presumably for extra oomph when steaming.

The advantage I see is that you can make multiple cups of coffee, compared to conventional moka pots where you only get one try. Load the portafilter (takes about 14-15g, 54 mm tamper), open valve, pull a moka-shot, close valve, reload, pull another moka shot, rinse and repeat until the water runs out. The brew temperature can get quite high like a conventional moka pot so no surprise there. Very powerful steamer - almost too powerful.

Given its age, I was surprise it still works and quite well at that. And a nicety is it's made in almost full stainless steel construction (with the only exception in the shower screen which was made from your usual moka pot aluminium/alloy).

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« Reply #165 on: 26/04/2019, 09:25 PM »
Sensational pictures mate!looks great!
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« Reply #166 on: 26/04/2019, 10:10 PM »
Thanks Brett!

Don't think I've added my espresso machine photo to this thread (in fact I haven't posted here for a bit...  :P)

My pride and joy and my daily driver (the lever that is). And no, orange is not my favourite colour (in case you were wondering why it has the same 70s orange as the Calandra above).  :rofl: Both the machines did come from 70s though!

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« Reply #167 on: 26/04/2019, 10:30 PM »
Love the lever
And I don’t mind orange

My radar tells me that a good number of lever owners are on this thread

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« Reply #168 on: 27/04/2019, 08:24 AM »
Wow. That machine is a real beauty and it’s good to see that you have a very serious grinder there. Wow again for that grinder.
What a brilliant setup.

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« Reply #169 on: 27/04/2019, 12:06 PM »
Yeah wow... an EK and a Niche... that's dreamy :D
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« Reply #170 on: 03/05/2019, 08:56 PM »
Oh wow... what an amazing setup! Kudos!
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« Reply #171 on: 08/05/2019, 08:26 PM »
Here’s a La Marzocco GS3 happy pic from one of my Melbourne customers. That’s home coffee machine heaven.


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« Reply #172 on: 08/05/2019, 09:47 PM »
Here’s a La Marzocco GS3 happy pic from one of my Melbourne customers. That’s home coffee machine heaven.


Aaaggghh.... stunning... !
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« Reply #173 on: 10/05/2019, 09:13 AM »
Wow. That's just stunning.
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« Reply #174 on: 14/05/2019, 04:05 PM »
Here’s a La Marzocco GS3 happy pic from one of my Melbourne customers. That’s home coffee machine heaven.



thats pretty much my dream machine!
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