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Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011, 1:30pm
Subject: Re: Bosco or Voctoria Arduino Athena Leva
 

I am extremely late to this party, but I am glad to see you went with a Bosco! I have restored about many lever espresso machines, with the majority being vintage commercial levers, and the build quality of a hand built machine (when done by a skilled craftsman) cannot be compared to any other machine. Parts of a Victoria Arduino are put together by a skilled craftsman, while a Bosco machine is done entirely by hand (Unless you want a copper outer shell opting to get the machine hammered copper option versus the hand hammered copper option :) ).

Joe, I believe there are pictures of your machine on Uptempocoffee.blogspot.com. I randomly ran into the images earlier today prior to ever seeing this thread. Douglas Squarek, of Uptempo, states in yesterday's post that the images were of a machine being made for Joe from British Colombia (I assume that is you?). They have a picture of the front portion of the inner frame and a picture of the finished boiler for what looks like both your 2-group machine and a 1-group they must be making at the moment too. I think we are all waiting for videos of the machine pulling shots!
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Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011, 7:40pm
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Yes, that's mine!  Does this qualify as an "artisan' shop :)  I think once its in and tuned up we'll have a demo day for all my coffee geek friends.  Some travel may be required.
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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011, 10:25pm
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it's on its way!

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2011, 7:42am
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Hey, I'm excited!  Trying to figure out how to plan a visit to my Vancouver relatives . . . .  ;^)

 
A morning without coffee is sleep . . .
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Posted Sat Jan 21, 2012, 10:19am
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Have you received it yet? Did you get it shipped via Air Freight or Sea?
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Posted Sat Jan 21, 2012, 11:47am
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It arrives some time next week.  The 220v electrical went in yesterday. Can't wait.
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Posted Thu Feb 9, 2012, 4:17pm
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if you need any help feel free to ask, but please don't think I am encroaching on your local Bosco dealer.  i just want you to know there is now a global network of Bosco dealers that is growing quite quickly.

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Posted Thu Feb 9, 2012, 9:37pm
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Thanks, I may.  The installation manual initial installation instructions don't make sense.  Someone who didn't speak english did the english translation :)

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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2012, 2:21pm
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x1 Said:

Well, I suppose I'll just have to invite you all up to Squamish for a cup of coffee and you can decide for yourself on the grouphead diameter.  The Bosco 2 grp arrives in about 60-75 days.  Drop me a line if you're in the neighbourhood.

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Did this ever happen? the invite to Squamish, I mean. I, for one, would love a demo of this machine!
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Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:31pm
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BGN Said:

Did this ever happen? the invite to Squamish, I mean. I, for one, would love a demo of this machine!

Posted July 24, 2012 link

Now if you are talking about Suquamish, I live about 20 miles away in Port Orchard.

My L-I should be here is a few weeks so we could compare notes :-)

So how is the 2 Grp running?
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