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« Reply #50 on: 16/01/2012, 06:34 PM »
The Bezzera Sterga lever machine has landed in the Koffee Kosmo kitchen

Photos to follow
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« Reply #51 on: 16/01/2012, 07:02 PM »
Woohoo! That's awesome KK, you must be a very happy man  ;)  Can't wait for some pics.....
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« Reply #52 on: 16/01/2012, 07:05 PM »
Woohoo! That's awesome KK, you must be a very happy man  ;)  Can't wait for some pics.....

They will be up later if night photos work out ok
Off to dial it in now and make a coffee

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« Reply #53 on: 16/01/2012, 07:22 PM »
You must be very excited KK!!
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« Reply #54 on: 16/01/2012, 07:34 PM »
I am exited
Here are some pictures I have just taken of the new Bezzera Strega Lever Machine

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« Reply #55 on: 16/01/2012, 07:52 PM »
So similar to my BZ. Wonder if I could do a secret swapsie without the wide noticing....  ;)
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« Reply #56 on: 16/01/2012, 08:03 PM »
It's nice and shiny - that's for sure!
Congrats KK I am sure you will be very happy with it. Are you planning on upping the grinder now to something with some matching bling? How was the first pour?
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« Reply #57 on: 16/01/2012, 08:13 PM »
It's nice and shiny - that's for sure!
Congrats KK I am sure you will be very happy with it. Are you planning on upping the grinder now to something with some matching bling? How was the first pour?

First pour was good but a little fast
Still tasted it for quality control and disposed of it

Adjusted grinder a little finer and the second pour was on the money
Currently sipping coffee and posting about it


I wont change my grinder any-time soon  ;)

So similar to my BZ. Wonder if I could do a secret swapsie without the wide noticing....  ;)

You can only try  ;D

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« Reply #58 on: 16/01/2012, 08:14 PM »
Looks awesome KK. Last trip out to visit Chris ( just before xmas) he had what appeared to be the same machine in the coffee station. He used to have some bezzera with a E61 for making the customers a brew. Anyway, he made me a coffee and damn it was good. I was very impressed with the lever, so cool and retro funk.

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« Reply #59 on: 16/01/2012, 08:25 PM »
Looks awesome KK. Last trip out to visit Chris ( just before xmas) he had what appeared to be the same machine in the coffee station. He used to have some bezzera with a E61 for making the customers a brew. Anyway, he made me a coffee and damn it was good. I was very impressed with the lever, so cool and retro funk.

Yes he has had 2 different Strega machines in that station
I always pull a shot when visiting - and I was hooked at the quality of the coffee it produced
Thats the reason I got one after a long testing period

Now I have to start personalizing it with,
1] A Naked group handle, by converting the single
2] A longer Timber Pull Handle for better fulcrum balance
3] Timber Porta Filter handles 
4] Timber toggles (steam/water) just like Kelsey's

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« Reply #60 on: 16/01/2012, 08:45 PM »

1: YES
2: YES
3: YES
4: YES


ummmm   starting to sound like more than a quick 1hr job...




KK: Will need your machine for a week or two  :angel:

While I have the BZ40 and If you promise not to scratch it I am willing to lend it to you

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« Reply #61 on: 16/01/2012, 10:14 PM »
Overdue KK  :) AM your next I reckon  ;)

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« Reply #62 on: 16/01/2012, 10:25 PM »

Congratulations on the new 'baby' KK.     I remember how smooth the shots from that machine tasted  :P

Now, you really need to get the grinder chrome plated to match ;)


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« Reply #63 on: 16/01/2012, 11:47 PM »
I think I hear the wolf

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« Reply #64 on: 17/01/2012, 12:23 AM »
Mate, a huge congratulations!!!  I was so close I can't tell you but the Diadema won my heart. I wish you many smooth tiger-striped god shots like we know that machine can deliver!  Just remember to lock in the PF properly ;)
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« Reply #65 on: 17/01/2012, 10:22 PM »
Had a good one to one with the Strega today
So I decided to sip on the last coffee of the day and post about it
Its an understatement to say that I am over the moon with the taste of the coffee it is producing
Just imagine the - trickle trickle trickle of the pour, it just gave me goose bumps
I was gesturing to the wife to look - LOOK - at this beautiful pour, just like a child

Have received in the mail today a timber handle from a Tasmanian online buddy
This is a pull lever handle longer than the original (see photo)

Handle feels so much better than the plastic original
The extra length is just about spot on @ 180mm
Its also, feeling more secure, more comfortable, No twist in the arm & shoulder due to height, most of all "no slip"
 
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« Reply #66 on: 18/03/2012, 03:04 PM »
An update for the Strega Lever
Since its a rainy day in Brisbane I thought it was a good idea for a video

This is a naked espresso pour from start to finish including blonding stage and beyond.
I used a standard Synesso double basket
Just to demonstrate how it looks
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[embed=425,349]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzZBM1C4daQ&feature=player_embedded[/embed]
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« Reply #67 on: 18/03/2012, 03:38 PM »
Mmmmmm, oooozy

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« Reply #68 on: 18/03/2012, 04:01 PM »
Thank heavens I'd just made a coffee from Mr Diadema.   :thumb:

Must be disconcerting for my neighbours since I am sitting on the deck talking at the iPad saying:

Mmmm nice, oh yeah baby, that's it, okay that's good, what are you doing, stop, stop now, STOP, STOP, Arggghh no, no, no you've gone too far this time...

Imagine they're disgust when they find out I was looking at coffee. :thumb:
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« Reply #69 on: 13/06/2012, 11:20 PM »
I have added to my lever addiction, as well as the Izzo Pompeii I now have a little Baby Faemina in as new condition, early model with the bakalite knobs. Also picked up a nice Ararex Caravel to play with and just sit and look at!
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« Reply #70 on: 14/06/2012, 07:51 AM »
I have added to my lever addiction, as well as the Izzo Pompeii I now have a little Baby Faemina in as new condition, early model with the bakalite knobs. Also picked up a nice Ararex Caravel to play with and just sit and look at!

Galumay, I'm sorry to say it but I really must insist that you provide us pictures!  I know I speak for many of us when I congratulate you on acknowledging your addiction, and then deciding to feed it!  :thumb:

Where did you acquire such wondeful new toys?  It's okay... you're allowed to say if you'd like!
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« Reply #71 on: 14/06/2012, 04:04 PM »
OK, ok, obviously the pics are from the sellers, the items have not arrived yet,

Firstly the Baby Faemina, this looks to be in extraordinary condition and is one of the earliest models with the bakelite knobs,

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« Reply #72 on: 14/06/2012, 04:07 PM »
Then there is the Arrarex Caravel, also a fairly early model and what looks like pretty good condition,

Izzo Pompeii Lever | Arrarex Caravel | ES-2 | Baby Faemina | Pharos #001 | LIDO | HG-One | Compak K10 | AeroPress | Clever Coffee Dripper | KKTO Roaster |

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« Reply #73 on: 14/06/2012, 04:34 PM »
Awesome stuff mate!  Wishing you safe travels for your precious incoming cargo!
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« Reply #74 on: 15/06/2012, 03:27 PM »
PID on a lever. Good, bad or indifferent?

I was reading elsewhere that  pid vs pressurestat on a lever is neither here nor there.

my natural curiosity was piqued.
I can't see why it would be any more or less desirable than on any other HX machine.

I can imagine that a well designed pid lever MIGHT  be more temp stable, or reliable than a pstat, but don't know for sure

anyone care to comment?

edit: levers generally have heavier groups so more thermal mass. that's one difference.
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