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« Reply #125 on: 25/09/2013, 11:01 PM »
And if that's not enough, on Monday this beauty arrived, all the way from Italy, a fascinating journey!
OH got fedup with my procrastinations, asked for credit card details one night in August, and ordered it online....
But wil have to wait till after holiday is South Africa to be inaugurated. Expect many questions!
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« Reply #126 on: 25/09/2013, 11:08 PM »
Well your on your way to coffee heaven Janlab
As an owner I can vouch for the Strega  :thumb:

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« Reply #127 on: 26/09/2013, 08:01 AM »
And if that's not enough, on Monday this beauty arrived, all the way from Italy, a fascinating journey!

Looks like you no longer need the es2. Feel free to send it to me.
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« Reply #128 on: 26/09/2013, 09:38 AM »
Oh wow JL... You've got the bug... [real bad]! Congratulations!!!
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« Reply #129 on: 25/10/2013, 12:02 AM »
If you think i'm crazy you're probably right! Just couldn't resist this. Its brand new!
Best is that OH just love the Art Deco design...
More to learn, and still getting to grips with the ES2.
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« Reply #130 on: 26/10/2013, 10:24 PM »
You're irrepressible JL.  That looks awesome.  I'm green with envy... Congratulations! 
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« Reply #131 on: 26/10/2013, 10:27 PM »
Great little lever machine
Fantastic condition as well  :thumb:

Need more photos when time permits

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« Reply #132 on: 27/12/2013, 05:51 PM »
So I got myself a Strega, a much wanted and long delayed upgrade.

I'm still taming it but I have pulled maybe 20 odd shots on it so far with a good strike rate. I think my HG-One still needs bedding it a bit, creama has a tendency to be a bit thin but it may be due to finding the right technique for this machine.

Here is a latte I just made on the machine, good tiger flecking, steaming needs improvement from slow steam with the Breville DB which is so easy to get great micro-foam with this is more of a challenge because it's over in about 5 seconds.

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« Reply #133 on: 27/12/2013, 06:27 PM »
Absolutely beautiful setup and results
Strega, HG1   :thumb:

I have not fallen out of love with my Strega
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« Reply #134 on: 27/12/2013, 07:31 PM »
That's a very desirable 'shrine to coffee' you've got happening there @Ros....

I'm sure our resident 'Strega-Master' @KK will be able to assist with any queries...

That's exciting... An L1, now a Strega, whose next?? : clap : clap : cheers of adulation

I sense @C-man getting the upgradeitis itch, eh?
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« Reply #135 on: 27/12/2013, 11:21 PM »
Stunning pair! Congrats!
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« Reply #136 on: 27/12/2013, 11:23 PM »
Love the new handles!! Stunning Ros, congratulations!
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« Reply #137 on: 28/12/2013, 12:36 PM »
That's a very desirable 'shrine to coffee' you've got happening there @Ros....

I'm sure our resident 'Strega-Master' @KK will be able to assist with any queries...

That's exciting... An L1, now a Strega, whose next?? : clap : clap : cheers of adulation

I sense @C-man getting the upgradeitis itch, eh?

you know me all too well, I got the disease just not the coin.
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« Reply #138 on: 25/02/2014, 08:23 PM »
Picked this up today. The Second shot I poured was the best espresso I've made at home barr none. Can't wipe the smile off my face.

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« Reply #139 on: 25/02/2014, 09:05 PM »
Picked this up today. The Second shot I poured was the best espresso I've made at home barr none. Can't wipe the smile off my face.

Very very nice  :thumb:
I really need some Strega friends

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« Reply #140 on: 25/02/2014, 09:12 PM »

Very very nice  :thumb:
I really need some Strega friends

KK

Your YouTube vids were the inspiration behind the purchase KK. do you weigh your doses at all? I'm using 21gms in an EP Precision basket and Wondering if I can go finer. I'm dosing so I tamp down 8mm as you recommended somewhere! And get a double in 25seconds with zero blonding (pulling the cup and letting it run on) not counting pre infusion. No idea if I should be happy with that or keep tweaking!
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« Reply #141 on: 25/02/2014, 09:41 PM »
Your YouTube vids were the inspiration behind the purchase KK. do you weigh your doses at all? I'm using 21gms in an EP Precision basket and Wondering if I can go finer. I'm dosing so I tamp down 8mm as you recommended somewhere! And get a double in 25seconds with zero blonding (pulling the cup and letting it run on) not counting pre infusion. No idea if I should be happy with that or keep tweaking!

I don't weigh the dose as grind courseness alters the weight with every grinder adjustment
The only staple in the routine is the tamp depth
Let that be you're guide

And just make coffee that pleases your senses

After the shot is complete, I use a cup to catch the extra run off so my drip tray doesn't get dirty ? It's not anal is it ?
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« Reply #142 on: 25/02/2014, 10:04 PM »
That's exactly what I've been doing, it's too shiny not too!
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« Reply #143 on: 25/02/2014, 10:24 PM »
Congratulations Luke!  They are a stunning machine and produce a really sweet shot!
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« Reply #144 on: 25/02/2014, 10:47 PM »
Congratulations Luke!  They are a stunning machine and produce a really sweet shot!

Brett knows as we had a great day at Barazi Bezera testing and putting the Strega through its passes
He must remember the tiger stripe shots he made on that day

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« Reply #145 on: Yesterday at 09:50 AM »
This thread has lay dormant for quite some time. Like an old lever machine sitting out the back of an old cafe.  I have been a member of this site for quite a while but haven't posted for a long time  so here seemed as good as anywhere to burst back onto the online stage.
I thought id start with a nice three group Eureka I found in a cafe in Paris, unfortunately they weren't using it and the coffee that I did buy was dreadful.

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« Reply #146 on: Yesterday at 09:53 AM »
More to come.
I have a been collecting domestic lever machines since my first coffee machine purchase - a Bezzera Familia- which I deeply regret selling when I moved back to Sydney from the US. Since then I have been trying to fill the hole with other lever machines like this la Peppina by FE-AR.

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« Reply #147 on: Yesterday at 09:55 AM »
The way to a coffee enthusiasts heart is to post some lever machine photos
Gotta love that 3 lever
And that retro Peppina

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« Reply #148 on: Yesterday at 09:56 AM »
One more for today, I don't want to turn up post a million photos then disappear for another three years.
A couple of artsy shots of my Faemina before it was restored.

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« Reply #149 on: Yesterday at 09:58 AM »
Mechanical works of art
Can’t argue with that

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