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Title: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 17/10/2011, 06:37 PM
Espresso Machine
Photo Gallery

Just starting this thread to have a formal place to expose your " Espresso Machine " pride and joy
( Please note - This thread is not intended for rebuilds in progress )
Just the finished product

It would be fantastic to have the posters story if any of the subject at hand

Regards
KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: galumay on 10/07/2012, 06:45 PM
Not sure if it qualifies as an espresso machine! Atomic Sorrentina, green bakelite model, rare & mint condition.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/950720/atomic.jpg)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Kelsey on 11/07/2012, 09:08 PM
The making of an espresso god shot on my Bezzera BZ07 PID. Man, I'm loving this coffee machine.

(http://i.imgur.com/BTn2Wl.jpg)

From my own roast of Guatemalan Finca Liquidambar.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: derrilex on 11/07/2012, 09:37 PM
Awesome Kelsey, looks good enough to ....err.....eat :D :thumb:
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Kelsey on 11/07/2012, 09:48 PM


Not there yet AM, tho Jus surely wishes we were!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Kelsey on 12/07/2012, 10:23 AM
And another super pour this morning:

25 seconds of ristretto goodness from the Finca Liquidambar roast. Will be doing more of that this week if the weather fines up.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: GaryatGala on 01/08/2012, 03:49 PM
Here's my humble stable of the Compak K3 grinder and the Rancilio Silvia with Auber PID  :thumb:
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Kelsey on 01/08/2012, 04:02 PM
Where did you get the shot timer?
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 01/08/2012, 04:05 PM
Good stuff Gary!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: lemoo on 04/08/2012, 03:17 PM
pic of my bench at home

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/86393807/20120804_130719.jpg)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 04/08/2012, 04:29 PM
Yeah baby!!! :thumb:  now that's a setup!   Nice one lemoo!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: David8 on 07/08/2012, 10:09 AM
My humble little set up. The baskets hold the cups, beans, milk jugs and accessories. Behind the curtains is the stash of greens. :)
Title: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: BLrdFX on 27/10/2012, 02:46 AM
My 2 current coffee producing machines.  Some might scoff at the moka pot but my Italian step-mother, who's family has owned the same house for 600 years, uses one daily  :exclaim:  I use mine for the rare times we get power failures, camping and motels without decent coffee.
(http://LM GS/3.jpg StainlessMokaPot.jpg)
Title: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: BLrdFX on 27/10/2012, 03:32 AM
Nice setup lemoo!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: BLrdFX on 30/10/2012, 12:08 AM
My humble little set up. The baskets hold the cups, beans, milk jugs and accessories. Behind the curtains is the stash of greens. :)

Not humble, just gloriously compact!
Title: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: BLrdFX on 30/10/2012, 12:19 AM
My 2 current coffee producing machines.  Some might scoff at the moka pot but my Italian step-mother, who's family has owned the same house for 600 years, uses one daily  :exclaim:  I use mine for the rare times we get power failures, camping and motels without decent coffee.
(http://LM GS/3.jpg StainlessMokaPot.jpg)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Cuir Beluga on 24/05/2015, 06:13 PM
(http://i59.tinypic.com/34hgopv.jpg)

I know you all know what it looks like but I have to show it off to someone  :coffee2:.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 24/05/2015, 06:32 PM
I don't have tears... I just got something in my eye....

Lei a simpaticissima e bellissima! 

Congratulations... She makes the space!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: GeekKopi on 24/05/2015, 06:34 PM

(http://i59.tinypic.com/34hgopv.jpg)

I know you all know what it looks like but I have to show it off to someone  :coffee2:.

Love it! And the coloured cups. Hope this machine brings you all the joy of caffeine in the world.
Title: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: GeekKopi on 24/05/2015, 06:39 PM
I posted these pics on my "hello" thread but I thought I'd put some pics here too.

I call this space "cafe domobar" and it aligns nicely with the 'domobar'

The pic of the coffee is a short macchiato with some art - poured in a little bialetti cup (while the coffee gear was in its temp space)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Cuir Beluga on 24/05/2015, 06:49 PM
Hands Brett a tissue, not the eucalyptus ones either  :angel:.

Thank you :).

Thank you GeekKopi, I am sure it will. I am currently having one of the best coffees I have made with a square of Lindt Arabica choccie  ^-^.

The cups are Rockinghams in case anyone was wondering.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Cuir Beluga on 24/05/2015, 06:51 PM
I should also add a huge thank you to Attilio for organising the shipping of the machine down to Adelaide for me. It is very much appreciated :).
Title: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: GeekKopi on 24/05/2015, 06:51 PM
Hands Brett a tissue, not the eucalyptus ones either  :angel:.

Thank you :).

Thank you GeekKopi, I am sure it will. I am currently having one of the best coffees I have made with a square of Lindt Arabica choccie  ^-^.

The cups are Rockinghams in case anyone was wondering.
nice cups. I'll need to get me a set for cuppacinos. I've already got heaps of cups but it's never enough.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Cuir Beluga on 24/05/2015, 07:03 PM
I love nice cups.

I have a set of the InCasa face cups, I love them but they are not big enough for me lol.

I have a pic of them in the cup thread if interested.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 24/05/2015, 08:49 PM
I should also add a huge thank you to Attilio for organising the shipping of the machine down to Adelaide for me. It is very much appreciated :).

He's a bit of a star!  mine too!!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Cuir Beluga on 24/05/2015, 08:52 PM
He is a bit Brett. I wonder if his ears are burning  ;D.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 24/05/2015, 09:19 PM
Just thought that it's good to have a lever espresso machine in this thread ?
Close to 4 years of ownership and still looks like new 
Yes it's my Bezzera Strega

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: GeekKopi on 24/05/2015, 09:28 PM

Just thought that it's good to have a lever espresso machine in this thread ?
Close to 4 years of ownership and still looks like new 
Yes it's my Bezzera Strega

KK
now I'm getting jealous. Very nice KK

Speaking of levers this is what I'm thinking for my commercial coffee bar sometime in the near future.

(http://www.perfectespresso.ro/images/product/95/pompei-4-group-1347831718.jpg)

Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: GaryatGala on 25/05/2015, 01:13 PM
Having a machine like that would be a great talking point away from the world of push buttons.
Here in Perth, there are no cafes offering levers apart from one in a tourist strip in the CBD, but the coffee coming out of those is rubbish, not due to machinery, but of unsound technique and average beans.
If you,re in lever envy and happen to be around south west Victoria, there,s a cafe in Koroit that has   a commercial lever and shop roasted beans.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 14/01/2017, 04:46 PM
My Profitec Pro 800 with 2x Quamar Q50Ps
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170114/311e1963799bb62bfa0b6d685be6bb36.png)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: el.shauno.9 on 18/01/2017, 06:08 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170118/596f7f0d520f09c57d3d0eee44ad3ba5.jpg)

My recently-acquired Expobar Office Control alongside my trusty Macap M4D. The Control is my first HX machine after several years with a Breville Barista Express. Purchased it second hand and love the coffee it produces. Built like a tank and not as pretty as the exposed-group machines, but an absolute workhorse from what I've seen so far.

Oh and please excuse the Jarrah beside it. Have to cater for all tastes, and some oldies just prefer the instant stuff


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 18/01/2017, 08:14 PM
Welcome mate and of. Purse we excuse the Jarrah Frame beside the machine!

Nice setup btw!!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 18/01/2017, 08:37 PM
I love it el.shauno
Welcome to the forum

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: el.shauno.9 on 18/01/2017, 09:16 PM
Welcome mate and of. Purse we excuse the Jarrah Frame beside the machine!

Nice setup btw!!

Thanks guys! Pleasantly surprised to find this excellent forum and looking forward to learning so much from you all now that I have a capable setup.

I also roast in a Behmor 1600 Plus (not pictured) so I'm pining to try my favourite single origins on the new rig.



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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 18/01/2017, 09:23 PM
Sensational Shauno.
Glad to see you're roasting :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 08/02/2017, 01:34 PM
More pics please.  Post away.
Title: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 14/02/2017, 10:23 PM
GALLERY BOOST!
Some customers are good enough to send me pics of their setups.  Here are some pics. Main gear includes Profitec Pro 500, La Pavoni Cellini, Profitec Pro 700, ECM Synchronika, Lelit Mara - and a number of grinders including the Quamar Q50P.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/76e092d77c800d0b289004ae9ee2587b.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/13e9ef14a589d6793bd87c674bc2f391.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/4af00240b7a71a4ec0f8e4420d328b64.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/c30a9ee70e03e59e12262abcebf02c86.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/78aa0bd201df9b3a201cfa8134824762.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/a180e9f0c6ac1b9648d2c0a8ec4ba029.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/1127b558c72332f61aa82e014f67bb40.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/37bdd3cc4e5103179eb9156cbbe7defe.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/18e9344cdddc6211843e4056439c6e41.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/b04569f0352c788e6439ec99ae2aa730.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/adfc86e8a601f111422ad2e472bc06cd.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/434f493fb2a5b44629af7ab89fd6a873.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/b9eaeff4da6b17745700db172252cc13.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/f429fd2e9610bc5ca89a30b9192b62ab.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/29e50dd479227fd2f6f14e9fa1834cb4.jpg)

To see more go to my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/k_bean_coffee/
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 15/02/2017, 10:36 AM
Well you've gone and ruined my iPad with drool!  Shame on you  :thumb:

Some model names embedded in the pics would be hugely appreciated... I've given you an example below..
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 15/02/2017, 10:31 PM
Well you've gone and ruined my iPad with drool!  Shame on you  :thumb:
Some model names embedded in the pics would be hugely appreciated... I've given you an example below..
You need a cover for that IPad Brett.
If you go to my Instagram page you'll find model names.  I'll post more pics soon.  That was a teaser :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: lukemc on 20/02/2017, 06:44 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170220/a5a052e3bd8e967c3c2ad77492c7d70e.jpg)


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 20/02/2017, 07:05 PM
A lovely home setup Luke
Nice pooch art as well

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: lukemc on 20/02/2017, 07:32 PM
Thanks KK


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 22/02/2017, 11:36 AM
So good Luke :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 22/02/2017, 05:48 PM
A.mazing setup!  That Linea.... I'm just so jealous of that Linea!!  Noice!!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 23/02/2017, 10:46 PM
....a modded Linea :)   
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: West Village on 25/02/2017, 02:25 PM
My new setup.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 25/02/2017, 02:29 PM
My new setup.

Very nice - May you have endless quality coffee from this day forth WV
Nice robust machine

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 25/02/2017, 08:47 PM
Be still my beating heart!!!  What a fabulous machine!!  Many happy espressi!!!!!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 28/02/2017, 10:01 PM
Nice machine Westy.
It has a great retro look to it.
Enjoy :)


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 18/04/2017, 11:05 PM
I have downsized to get a machine that will fit on my new coffee station...
Here's the new gear - La Pavoni Giotto Premium, Quamar Q50P and extras inc Acaia scales, Pullman gold bling and Pesado basket and shower screen of course :)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/13142771dd937ed54b06da54a85be70b.jpg)


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 02/05/2017, 09:10 PM
OK, I now have my #1 HX machine (Profitec Pro 500 (https://www.kbean.com.au/espresso-machines/profitec-pro-500?rq=Pro%20800/)) on the bench, in Matt black.  This one's a keeper :)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170502/3658b0a9e70bbbaebab9a22a4f4f60ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 02/05/2017, 09:12 PM
Here's a colourful pic of a customer's new setup:
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170502/2ebadfc334344ed9df0ad0306dea33a3.jpg)
Cheers, Paul
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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 03/05/2017, 07:24 PM
Where are the PID's?  Are they under the drip tray like the Giotto?? 

Also, is the black significantly cheaper?  The old Domobar Super used to do a black model that was much cheaper. 

I'm a stainless guy myself but god the office black might be easier to keep clean.

P.s great pics!!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 03/05/2017, 08:11 PM
While visiting a client I made a tiny detour and stopped into The Coffee Machine Specialist, Wooloongabba

Nice setup so I took a photo of specials on the bench

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 03/05/2017, 09:47 PM
Okay, now you guys are doing my head in.  A Tea with no PID and a ??? with two PID controllers??  Who are they trying to kid??  Two??  'Special' is being generous.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 03/05/2017, 09:49 PM
 Ah, universe harmony restored :P
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: mwcalder on 12/05/2017, 07:00 PM
It's been ages since I've posted on any coffee forum, but here is my current set up!


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170512/46f66301def11390d8d428b87dfd9eb6.jpg)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 12/05/2017, 07:41 PM
Lovely!  Phwoar... check out the clearance on that grinder...  :coffee2:

Actually... I'm still waiting on an explanation of two PIds on the machine above.  Were they on discount that week??
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 12/05/2017, 08:40 PM
Art and function  :thumb:
Got to love that

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 12/05/2017, 08:49 PM
 :rofl:  nice one!!  You win the internet for tonight!!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 12/05/2017, 08:56 PM
:rofl:  nice one!!  You win the internet for tonight!!

Just when I'm about to go analogue and listen to some records  :head:

Scratching my head and deciding what's best

Ahh I think Coffee and Records win this time round
 
KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: mwcalder on 13/05/2017, 08:45 AM
Lovely!  Phwoar... check out the clearance on that grinder...  :coffee2:

Actually... I'm still waiting on an explanation of two PIds on the machine above.  Were they on discount that week??

Haha it was a prerequisite for the kitchen because I'm too cheap to buy a short hopper
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 13/05/2017, 09:18 AM
Haha it was a prerequisite for the kitchen because I'm too cheap to buy a short hopper

Brilliant!  I can here the conversation with the builders now: "I've put my coffee gear exactly where I want it!  Don't move it, don't touch it, and build the house around it.  Thank you!"
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: 211bma on 13/05/2017, 12:49 PM
This is how I pry my eyes open to prepare for the madness. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170513/fa6654206e259f7bbacbec418eb4431c.jpg)

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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 13/05/2017, 01:19 PM
Well hello there new member with excellent taste in equipment!  Welcome... you'll fit in great around these parts with posts and pearls such as this!!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 17/05/2017, 09:34 PM
Very nice 211bma.... if that be your real name.
K Bean - Dream Machines (http://www.kbean.com.au/)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 23/07/2017, 06:18 PM
Hi guys.
My home coffee station is finally finished :)
I usually have a Profitec Pro 500 up there but for the past 3 weeks I have been playing with a CIME CO-01 :)
Very happy to be out of the kitchen!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/6fd156b2fe82f4dafb4e3669b02085ff.jpg)
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Title: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 24/07/2017, 09:58 PM
Another pic of my current gear, plucked off of Instagram:
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170724/9bb692caa5276a67edfcee045e919418.png)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 26/07/2017, 01:11 AM
Ah some awesome setups... Love seeing benches with two machines on it... People must walk in and go... "Why?!?" XD

My little coffee corner, Profitec Pro 500 and good ol Rocky Grinder (along with a bunch of other brewing stuff)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/8ad3d81312af0e3e0ff40a79e5e164d2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/2b48c70c85d972c3610d4d6d96e1ee2f.jpg)

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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 26/07/2017, 01:14 AM
Ah and cool coffee poster Paul! Not sure if that was there when I came, but looks intriguing!

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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: LeroyC on 26/07/2017, 10:18 AM
Hi guys.
My home coffee station is finally finished :)
I usually have a Profitec Pro 500 up there but for the past 3 weeks I have been playing with a CIME CO-01 :)
Very happy to be out of the kitchen!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/6fd156b2fe82f4dafb4e3669b02085ff.jpg)
K Bean - Dream Machines (http://www.kbean.com.au/)

What model kettle is that Paul?
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 26/07/2017, 10:51 AM
What model kettle is that Paul?
Hi Leroy.
It's the Brewista. It's a hybrid between a dedicated pourover kettle and a normal kettle. I really like it :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 26/07/2017, 10:54 AM
My little coffee corner, Profitec Pro 500 and good ol Rocky Grinder (along with a bunch of other brewing stuff)
Great toys Simon.
....especially that Pro 500 ;)
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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: LeroyC on 26/07/2017, 11:32 AM
Hi Leroy.
It's the Brewista. It's a hybrid between a dedicated pourover kettle and a normal kettle. I really like it :)

Cheers. I've seen the Brewista Smart with the pourover gooseneck spout, but not this one. I'll have to go looking for one I think, it looks good.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 01/08/2017, 06:32 PM
New setup!!! Notice anything new? ;) (there wasn't really a grinder/setup thread, so thought here would do!)

Got my Quamar Q50P today, and keeping the Rocky grinder for filter brew grinding :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/18a662cf5d0bfd5812e015d356d44df7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/8407d114ad5ee7e2ef96326b9cd15f39.jpg)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: mycuppa on 01/08/2017, 08:36 PM
Ok Simon, I don't know you but you seem like a real fun guy.

Notice anything new ?

You have a collection of questionable tampers....what were you thinking.
You drink takeaway coffee from brands and keep their cups in a worship memorial.....rememberence of how the mighty can fall.
Your significant other is secretly very angry at you for hogging so much of the kitchen space for your coffee shrine. Imagine peeling potatoes hunched over a small sink.......oh what a naughty boy.
You enjoy the distance between the grinder and your machine as it lets you sprinkle grounds that inadvertently spill everywhere thus marking this space as the shrine.
Is there something missing.....did someone say......acacia scales, or should there be a heat shield protecting the grinder hopper from the cooktop elements in summertime ?

Hope you enjoy your new grinder.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 01/08/2017, 08:55 PM
Ok Simon, I don't know you but you seem like a real fun guy.

Notice anything new ?

You have a collection of questionable tampers....what were you thinking.
You drink takeaway coffee from brands and keep their cups in a worship memorial.....rememberence of how the mighty can fall.
Your significant other is secretly very angry at you for hogging so much of the kitchen space for your coffee shrine. Imagine peeling potatoes hunched over a small sink.......oh what a naughty boy.
You enjoy the distance between the grinder and your machine as it lets you sprinkle grounds that inadvertently spill everywhere thus marking this space as the shrine.
Is there something missing.....did someone say......acacia scales, or should there be a heat shield protecting the grinder hopper from the cooktop elements in summertime ?

Hope you enjoy your new grinder.

Stop, stop... I have tears!! 

I noticed the swanky new grinder Simon.  Kudos! 

Now seriously... why all the tampers?
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 01/08/2017, 08:58 PM
Hahaha hilarious... such a poetic and brilliant post! XD

Alot of it's just stuff I had laying around, just prettied up the area haha. Does look shrine-like huh!

The tampers are as follows: the first is a convex tamper I bought many moons ago, for some unknown reason! Second is one from my old workplace they gave me as a gift. Third is a 58mm tamper. And the one on the mat is a 58.5mm Pullman which I actually use ;).

The takeaway cups I'm not too sure, I just had them, and stacked them!

Haha we do have lots of other bench space around, although I have taken up that whole corner, but my girlfriend is very understanding and supportive of the insanity :)

And I sprinkle it like pixie dust whilst prancing about! XD nah they just fit nicely there, and I like having distance between machine and grinder, don't want any possibility of moisture near the grinder!

And no Acacia, but Hario scales :)

Now that I look back at it, it is quite ridiculous!

And thank you :)

The end :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 01/08/2017, 09:00 PM
Stop, stop... I have tears!! 

I noticed the swanky new grinder Simon.  Kudos! 

Now seriously... why all the tampers?
Hahaha I quite enjoyed the post too, tampers just tended to build up without warning or announcement of any kind, either that or it's part of a coffee-based juggling act!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 01/08/2017, 09:05 PM


Is there something missing.....did someone say......acacia scales, or should there be a heat shield protecting the grinder hopper from the cooktop elements in summertime ?


And I strongly considered some sort of shield... but when that stove gets a-usin' that tamper goes a-cruisin'!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 06/08/2017, 07:04 PM
The Profitec Pro 500 is back on my home bench :)
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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 06/08/2017, 08:56 PM
Ah yyyuss!!! Old fave! Enjoy!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 06/08/2017, 09:46 PM
With flowers courtesy of my lovely wife xxx


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 30/09/2017, 10:25 PM
Uuuupdate... Ah wish I could keep the grinders/gear spread out over the kitchen like this first pic hehe, but Compak K3 Touch Advanced as the addition :) (with it aaall just piling in the corner in a nice decorative multi-tiered fashion haha.. not sure what to keep and what to sell yet..)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170930/ca621073b7f2b1bd53d5d98ca269841c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170930/aa8c526fb0df01e66d4995dda98717f9.jpg)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: mycuppa on 01/10/2017, 08:54 AM
Sneaky play Simon, love your work.......Oh, and you got us........thinking all along you had noble intent to reduce the shrine and it's just grown larger replete with pot-plant stand, sorry coffee cup holder !

You should write a book or film a UTube on how to "get away with it".

p.s. I see space for a Robur squeezed to the right of the K3.

 
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 01/10/2017, 09:48 AM
HAHA XD sneaky or out of control! Yes it just keeps growing, like a juiced up garden haha.. I will downsize I WILL!! :D

But you make a very, very good point about there being more space there for something grand.... Would be a shame to leave a piddly knockbox there...
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 01/10/2017, 04:27 PM
...maybe a cold drip tower can squeeze into a gap ;)


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 01/10/2017, 07:43 PM
Hahaha ah wouldn't that look swell! XD Already got the V60, Aeropress and plunger tucked in there.. that and a Slayer, surely that would be fine... :D
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 01/10/2017, 09:59 PM
I didn't see it as sneaky... more of a natural growth pattern. When an ecosystem is healthy, it grows! Feed that rainforest Simon, feed it well!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 02/10/2017, 12:38 AM
Haha now that is definitely making sense, it must be healthy then! XD
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: askthe coffeeguy on 02/10/2017, 10:01 AM
i believe its officially known as 'as espresso bling bracket creep' !
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 20/11/2017, 04:41 PM
A pic of my current home setup :)

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Black Profitec Pro 500 and Eureka Atom
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 20/11/2017, 06:25 PM
Ah a VERY swish setup Paul, nice! Have looked into the Atom, it's had awesome reviews from what I hear.. am so tempted but I just don't know if I can justify 4 grinders... XD
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 21/11/2017, 04:54 PM
What the heck is that and why don’t I know about it??  Off to google!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 23/11/2017, 03:24 PM
Yep. It’s a surprise package. First thoughts were “ugly” but after I used one I wanted one :)
...and I have really warmed to it’s looks.


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Polla on 23/11/2017, 11:12 PM
The 2 models I am looking at are from Auber Instruments. One is the Delux model $149 and the other is the Delux model with steam control for $187.

EDIT: Please refer to site rules

I have done some various searches but I have no yet seen any descriptions on whether it is worth it to get the steam control. The only post I found on another forum seemed to indicate that the steam control isn't a separate PID control (not really sure what is meant by that).

My initial thought is that I would go without the steam control and just watch the temperature indicator to see when the light switched off. I would then know when to start my steam by just beginning a few degrees before the light is set to go off. Thoughts?

The reason I am looking at the Auber is twofold, (1) I like the style of it and how it seems to visually integrate with the machine and (2) is is less costly then others I have seen.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 24/11/2017, 08:53 PM
Hi Pollo and welcome.  I Reckon you've got your post in the wrong place mate.  Where did you intend this to go?
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 24/11/2017, 08:54 PM
Yep. It’s a surprise package. First thoughts were “ugly” but after I used one I wanted one :)
...and I have really warmed to it’s looks.


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I was hoping for grind by weight and a Stainless finish.  Perhaps version 2.0...??
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: InspectorGadget on 26/11/2017, 08:28 PM
My setup.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171126/6178e4d270fec4382c63bbf0c2c407b7.jpg)


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 26/11/2017, 08:34 PM
Why are my eyes drawn to the sexy grinder
I know why, I have the twin  >:D

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: InspectorGadget on 26/11/2017, 08:41 PM
Why are my eyes drawn to the sexy grinder
I know why, I have the twin  >:D

KK
They are closely related. The serial numbers may be adjacent. Made in December 2015.

I have a great funnel, no mess, thanks KK!

No buyers regret. The Robur is just big enough for home use and light at 62 pounds. Seriously it is weird that it works so well and is so easy to live with for home use.

I sold the Kony to someone on CS and he loves it too. The compensation with these grinders is impeccable grind quality and they will last forever....well more or less.

G


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 26/11/2017, 10:21 PM
My setup.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171126/6178e4d270fec4382c63bbf0c2c407b7.jpg)


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Ah a beauty of a setup :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 06/12/2017, 10:48 AM
Very nice... and that’s a serious home grinder :)


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: InspectorGadget on 06/12/2017, 03:05 PM
Ah a beauty of a setup :)
Thanks. Very happy with it. KK gave me his funnel which means wastage is less than any other grinder I have owned. It is quick and quiet. The Wega Mini Nova Classic seems to be a well kept secret. Rotary and plumbed in.


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: InspectorGadget on 06/12/2017, 03:07 PM
Very nice... and that’s a serious home grinder :)


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Thanks Paul. The grinder was too good a deal to resist. The Wega I have had for well over a year and works perfectly. Nice simple HX machine.


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 06/12/2017, 04:06 PM
Here is an update photo of my setup

Keep in mind that the Strega is about 7 or 8 years old and still looking like new
The Robur is a just over a month
Custom PF and lever handles have served me well  :thumb:

Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: InspectorGadget on 06/12/2017, 08:37 PM
Here is an update photo of my setup

Keep in mind that the Strega is about 7 or 8 years old and still looking like new
The Robur is a just over a month
Custom PF and lever handles have served me well  :thumb:
Both look great. Both will still look just as good in ten years.

Buy quality, not problems.

G


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 06/12/2017, 09:54 PM
I always worry about having the grinder near the machine, moisture etc, do you guys find this to be an issue at all with your setups? (Water jumping over onto the grinder?) Hence my setup being grinder on one end of the corner bench and the machine on the other haha.. It's probably easy enough to avoid and not really an issue having them side by side.. I see many and have worked in many cafes which have that setup
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: InspectorGadget on 06/12/2017, 09:59 PM
I always worry about having the grinder near the machine, moisture etc, do you guys find this to be an issue at all with your setups? (Water jumping over onto the grinder?) Hence my setup being grinder on one end of the corner bench and the machine on the other haha.. It's probably easy enough to avoid and not really an issue having them side by side.. I see many and have worked in many cafes which have that setup
No.

I’ve never even considered it really. An espresso machine produces some steam but steam rises and dissipates quickly.

The steam wand is on the opposite side from the grinder in my setup but I doubt if it would matter.

G


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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 06/12/2017, 10:14 PM
I always worry about having the grinder near the machine, moisture etc, do you guys find this to be an issue at all with your setups? (Water jumping over onto the grinder?) Hence my setup being grinder on one end of the corner bench and the machine on the other haha.. It's probably easy enough to avoid and not really an issue having them side by side.. I see many and have worked in many cafes which have that setup

Never had an issue
But I do take care and reduce any risk when releasing steam / water
The system I use is to wrap a microfibre cloth over the steam wand and all steam is trapped inside it
And for milk steaming - we’ll im very good at it - so no milk spots

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 06/12/2017, 10:19 PM
Ah okay fair enough, yeah for steaming but also for any splashback that may occur when purging water, cleaning grouphead etc, but that's great to know. Maybe I'm just messy XD. Am moving houses soon and this situation may arise :o ;)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 06/12/2017, 10:23 PM
Ah okay fair enough, yeah for steaming but also for any splashback that may occur when purging water, cleaning grouphead etc, but that's great to know. Maybe I'm just messy XD. Am moving houses soon and this situation may arise :o ;)

The cloth over the steam wand method as noted above is great
However I have recommended to others in the past to use an empty 1 Lt milk bottle if space and height permits

Edit
As for group head cleaning and catching over spill I use a stainless steel camping mug
I don’t let any last lever machine flow to spill into the catch stray I catch it in the cup and the odd drop is caught by the blue cloth

That’s why my machine still looks like new

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 07/12/2017, 10:35 AM
Ah nice, cheers will keep in mind :). It's funny the idea of trying to keep water away from coffee/coffee grinds at all costs but then it's gonna have water specifically blasting through it in the end XD
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 11/12/2017, 01:36 PM
Peer group pressure is an insidious social phenomenon that causes the afflicted to often act in rash and unpredictable ways......
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Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 11/12/2017, 01:45 PM
Very nice Brett
Do you want me to make you a custom funnel piece?

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 11/12/2017, 09:20 PM
Oh mate, id love that... thank you!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 11/12/2017, 09:38 PM
It will be ready to be collected by tomorrow  :thumb:

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 11/12/2017, 10:06 PM
Peer group pressure is an insidious social phenomenon that causes the afflicted to often act in rash and unpredictable ways......
Ahh NICE Brett, congrats! Looks awesome, enjoy!!

I wonder who shall be next... the Robur bug is strong XD
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 12/12/2017, 12:33 AM
It will be ready to be collected by tomorrow  :thumb:

KK

Mate... you’re too fast!

Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 12/12/2017, 12:37 AM
Ahh NICE Brett, congrats! Looks awesome, enjoy!!

I wonder who shall be next... the Robur bug is strong XD

Lol... I know right but I went and had a play with one at the local cafe and it’s too glorious in every respect.  I was going to go all-out and get the electronica but keeping it fresh and efficient would be a challenge at home.  I may yet remove the auto-stop assembly from the Robur for chute-sweeping but at this stage I’m happy to waste a few beans.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Lwowiak on 13/12/2017, 09:30 AM
Nice score Brett.
You guys have tempted me to consider an upgrade, but I have certain restrictions from the boss ladies.
A new grinder must:
- be as easy to use as the current M4D.
- be doserless. (non-negotiable)
- have minimal grind retention.

I have spent a lot of effort teaching my household to use our current setup. Single dosing with only minute grind adjustments was the easiest concept for all to master, so the new grinder will have to be easy to use.

On the plus side, with so many shops closing down, there might be a unit or two available in the near future.......
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: LeroyC on 14/12/2017, 06:00 AM
Here is an update photo of my setup

Keep in mind that the Strega is about 7 or 8 years old and still looking like new
The Robur is a just over a month
Custom PF and lever handles have served me well  :thumb:

Love your Strega KK. It’s not stuck under cupboards anymore I see. Excellent!!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 14/12/2017, 09:49 AM
Love your Strega KK. It’s not stuck under cupboards anymore I see. Excellent!!

Leroy
You may be confusing my setup with another
The Strega has always been in that position - Just the kitchen has had a makeover

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: LeroyC on 14/12/2017, 01:53 PM
Leroy
You may be confusing my setup with another
The Strega has always been in that position - Just the kitchen has had a makeover

KK

Ah right, I could’ve sworn you shared a YouTube clip on here a few years ago about the Strega that talked about placement in a small kitchen under cupboards. I must be getting it confused with something else.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 14/12/2017, 02:14 PM
Ah right, I could’ve sworn you shared a YouTube clip on here a few years ago about the Strega that talked about placement in a small kitchen under cupboards. I must be getting it confused with something else.

It all makes sense now
Yes that video was from the showroom at Bezzera Australia,  the place I purchased the machine from

My Strega was the first unit that was sent into the country for pre launch evaluation

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: LeroyC on 14/12/2017, 03:02 PM
It all makes sense now
Yes that video was from the showroom at Bezzera Australia,  the place I purchased the machine from

My Strega was the first unit that was sent into the country for pre launch evaluation

KK

Ha! Well there you go. So I guess my memory was almost right.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 14/12/2017, 10:33 PM
Nice score Brett.
You guys have tempted me to consider an upgrade, but I have certain restrictions from the boss ladies.
A new grinder must:
- be as easy to use as the current M4D.
- be doserless. (non-negotiable)
- have minimal grind retention.

I have spent a lot of effort teaching my household to use our current setup. Single dosing with only minute grind adjustments was the easiest concept for all to master, so the new grinder will have to be easy to use.

On the plus side, with so many shops closing down, there might be a unit or two available in the near future.......

I don’t think anything out there is much more fit for purpose than an M4D.  This will need some mods for ideal work in the home but.... I just had to own one.  It’s as simple as that.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 18/12/2017, 11:05 PM
A new grinder must:
- be as easy to use as the current M4D.
- be doserless. (non-negotiable)
- have minimal grind retention.
Hi guys,
To see my grinder recommendations visit my guide by clicking here (https://www.kbean.com.au/espresso-coffee-machine-buying-guide/)
The Eureka Atom is my #1.

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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 12/01/2018, 03:52 PM
Here's my humble stable of the Compak K3 grinder and the Rancilio Silvia with Auber PID  :thumb:
Not humble at all - that’s passion I can see on the bench :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: JohnA on 29/08/2018, 04:23 PM
Here are a couple of pics of my last couple setup

first the r58 with some custom timber additions, and recently upgraded to a gs3 also with custom timber panels steam lever modification and had it powder coated in black.
Absolutely loving the gs3 and the only other machine i can see myself changing over to in the futere would be a slayer

Grinder is a mazzer Kony E

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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 29/08/2018, 04:35 PM
Beautiful
Absolutely Beautiful  :thumb:

And great photography

KK
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Post by: Simon on 29/08/2018, 07:17 PM
Here are a couple of pics of my last couple setup

first the r58 with some custom timber additions, and recently upgraded to a gs3 also with custom timber panels steam lever modification and had it powder coated in black.
Absolutely loving the gs3 and the only other machine i can see myself changing over to in the futere would be a slayer

Grinder is a mazzer Kony E

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7550/15875297905_3e85b39a14_b.jpg)

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Ahhh that's amazing.. what beautiful machinery. And yooouu're the one who bought Faatshank's GS3! Far out good on ya...
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 29/08/2018, 10:09 PM
Faatshank’s GS3. Nice pick up - very nice :)
I love the wood but I’m more of a stealth guy myself.
Here’s my latest gear. La Marzocco Linea Mini and ECM S64 Manual grinder. 

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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 29/08/2018, 10:28 PM
Faatshank’s GS3. Nice pick up - very nice :)
I love the wood but I’m more of a stealth guy myself.
Here’s my latest gear. La Marzocco Linea Mini and ECM S64 Manual grinder. 

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Ah sweet setup man.. :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 31/08/2018, 10:06 AM
Well.... there's another laptop ruined by drool. 
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 31/08/2018, 12:17 PM
Well.... there's another laptop ruined by drool.
Hahaha
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: askthe coffeeguy on 04/09/2018, 11:00 AM
just sold my rancilio epoca and picked up a verona la rocca expres e61

Not the newest machine on the market but it makes a cracker coffee with long slow pours no problem

just ordered pesado coffee handle and replacement shower screen and seal

currently running with a mazzer super jolly which although messy again makes for great coffee - also have a sunbeam cafe series coffee machine and grinder sitting on the bench for when I need coffee subito pronto!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: lukemc on 04/09/2018, 11:09 AM
Just picked this up over the weekend. It’s amazing and frustrating at the same time! You nail a shot on a certain profile. Then think, hey I’ll try a different profile. Gusher!!!! Back to the drawing board. It’s like owning 20 machines and trying to jump between them!

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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 04/09/2018, 11:16 AM
just sold my rancilio epoca and picked up a verona la rocca expres e61

Not the newest machine on the market but it makes a cracker coffee with long slow pours no problem

just ordered pesado coffee handle and replacement shower screen and seal

currently running with a mazzer super jolly which although messy again makes for great coffee - also have a sunbeam cafe series coffee machine and grinder sitting on the bench for when I need coffee subito pronto!

Re Mazzer - You need my exit spout mod
Makes life easier and cleaner

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 04/09/2018, 11:32 AM
just sold my rancilio epoca and picked up a verona la rocca expres e61

Not the newest machine on the market but it makes a cracker coffee with long slow pours no problem

just ordered pesado coffee handle and replacement shower screen and seal

currently running with a mazzer super jolly which although messy again makes for great coffee - also have a sunbeam cafe series coffee machine and grinder sitting on the bench for when I need coffee subito pronto!
Ah nice one Pat, looks swell! Never seen one of those before!
Just picked this up over the weekend. It’s amazing and frustrating at the same time! You nail a shot on a certain profile. Then think, hey I’ll try a different profile. Gusher!!!! Back to the drawing board. It’s like owning 20 machines and trying to jump between them!

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Ah I saw that you'd jumped on the Decent! Very cool, sounds like such a stunning machine, and how revolutionary...
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 22/09/2018, 11:17 PM
Profitec Pro 600 photo shoot. Come and try it out if you’re local (Melbourne)

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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 23/09/2018, 08:51 AM
Ah looks great Paul!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 07/10/2018, 11:46 PM
I’m lucky to have a photographer for a wife. A food photographer. Very lucky :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 08/10/2018, 12:30 PM
I’m lucky to have a photographer for a wife. A food photographer. Very lucky :)
Yeah amazing photos she takes.. nice!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: ozregular on 19/10/2018, 11:12 AM
Here are a couple of pics of my last couple setup

first the r58 with some custom timber additions, and recently upgraded to a gs3 also with custom timber panels steam lever modification and had it powder coated in black.
Absolutely loving the gs3 and the only other machine i can see myself changing over to in the futere would be a slayer

Grinder is a mazzer Kony E


I love those timber accents, can you please tell me how I can get that done for my Rocket machine?
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: askthe coffeeguy on 01/11/2018, 06:28 AM
here's what I've got on my bench at the moment:

La Rocca Verona Expres Single Group, and a Fiorenzato Ducale Two Group, wired with a relay switch to run of 10 or 15 amp !

Both of which I use for my coffee catering, depending upon the size of the job !

Both E61 groups and I'm pretty happy with the quality of coffee they produce, with long, slow, and consistent shots not a problem!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 01/11/2018, 09:54 AM
here's what I've got on my bench at the moment:

La Rocca Verona Expres Single Group, and a Fiorenzato Ducale Two Group, wired with a relay switch to run of 10 or 15 amp !

Both of which I use for my coffee catering, depending upon the size of the job !

Both E61 groups and I'm pretty happy with the quality of coffee they produce, with long, slow, and consistent shots not a problem!
Nice! Wow, I don't think I've ever seen an E61 style two-group machine...really LOVE the look of it...
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: askthe coffeeguy on 02/11/2018, 03:13 AM
Nice! Wow, I don't think I've ever seen an E61 style two-group machine...really LOVE the look of it...

it's a compact two machine which I use for coffee catering - both machines are relatively unknown, and the la Rocca is actually Spanish and not Italian!

but both make great coffer, which is the main thing !
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: JohnA on 04/11/2018, 05:16 PM
here's what I've got on my bench at the moment:

La Rocca Verona Expres Single Group, and a Fiorenzato Ducale Two Group, wired with a relay switch to run of 10 or 15 amp !

Both of which I use for my coffee catering, depending upon the size of the job !

Both E61 groups and I'm pretty happy with the quality of coffee they produce, with long, slow, and consistent shots not a problem!


wow, love that dual e61 machine...looks brilliant.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 18/11/2018, 06:48 PM
here's what I've got on my bench at the moment:
Wow - how brilliant. Huge machines for home. I reckon you have probably got a V8 in your garage as well. Yes???
Cheers :)
Paul
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: JohnA 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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Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo on 09/04/2019, 08:06 PM
Stunning @ John A

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 10/04/2019, 08:36 AM
Wow! Just Wow!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 12/04/2019, 11:12 PM
Stunning coffee machine, stunning grinder and stunning photography. Very, very sharp :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 13/04/2019, 02:41 PM
Yep, love love love it! Would be such a delight working with that John :)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: JohnA 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

Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo 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

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: UNM on 21/04/2019, 03:27 PM
Saw one of these for sale today.

Interesting looking beast
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 22/04/2019, 09:57 AM
Wow mate, good to hear from you!

Great looking little piece of history. Was it functioning?
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo 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 ?

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: LeroyC on 23/04/2019, 06:24 AM
Looks like an electric Vesuvius.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: askthe coffeeguy 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


(https://live.staticflickr.com/7926/46418320775_0b2c1f98a6_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7907/46418321185_2b6b807b5f_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7800/46418321695_2c6ca369b2_b.jpg)

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Wow great looking machine and nice custom modifications!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: UNM on 25/04/2019, 03:07 PM
Never seen one of those in the flesh
What’s the make and model ?

KK

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
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo 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

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: samuellaw178 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).
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 26/04/2019, 09:25 PM
Sensational pictures mate!looks great!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: samuellaw178 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!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Koffee Kosmo 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

KK
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee 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.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 27/04/2019, 12:06 PM
Yeah wow... an EK and a Niche... that's dreamy :D
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Brett H on 03/05/2019, 08:56 PM
Oh wow... what an amazing setup! Kudos!
Title: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: K_Bean_Coffee on 08/05/2019, 08:26 PM
Here’s a La Marzocco (https://www.kbean.com.au/la-marzocco-machines) GS3 happy pic from one of my Melbourne customers. That’s home coffee machine heaven.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/e551218ef67d46e9353879ad6b2af967.jpg)
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Simon on 08/05/2019, 09:47 PM
Here’s a La Marzocco (https://www.kbean.com.au/la-marzocco-machines) GS3 happy pic from one of my Melbourne customers. That’s home coffee machine heaven.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/e551218ef67d46e9353879ad6b2af967.jpg)
Aaaggghh.... stunning... !
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: Kelsey on 10/05/2019, 09:13 AM
Wow. That's just stunning.
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: askthe coffeeguy on 14/05/2019, 04:05 PM
Here’s a La Marzocco (https://www.kbean.com.au/la-marzocco-machines) GS3 happy pic from one of my Melbourne customers. That’s home coffee machine heaven.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/e551218ef67d46e9353879ad6b2af967.jpg)

thats pretty much my dream machine!
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: JohnA on 15/05/2019, 08:59 AM
Here’s a La Marzocco (https://www.kbean.com.au/la-marzocco-machines) GS3 happy pic from one of my Melbourne customers. That’s home coffee machine heaven.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/e551218ef67d46e9353879ad6b2af967.jpg)

i like the artpresso side panels, i think the only other thing these machines need to finish off the looks are some nicer and slightly taller stainless steel feet
Title: Re: Espresso Machine Photo Gallery
Post by: admin on 15/05/2019, 06:42 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
have been away for a while... that's just stunning John! Wow  :thumb: