jtrops Senior Member Joined: 25 Dec 2008 Posts: 128 Location: Colorado, USA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Factory Grinder: Zass Turkish/Kitchenaid pro... Drip: Vietnamese pour over Roaster: Heat Gun/DB
Posted Fri Jan 14, 2011, 8:21pm Subject: Re: can anyone please identify this machine?
I've seen it under a couple of different names. I had the stove top version called a Bellman. It's basically a moka pot, but it did make a bit of crema. The milk steamer works pretty well, and until I got a standalone stove top steamer I used the Bellman.
I seem to remember Bellman selling the electric version, but the one that comes up in Google searches mostly is the Vesubio. It appears identical in every way, and I wouldn't be surprised if the parts are interchangeable. Even the model name is the same CX-25 vs. CXE-25. My guess is that the E stands for electric.
steprock Senior Member Joined: 25 Jun 2012 Posts: 18 Location: Parker Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Moka pot, Bellman CXE-25,...
Posted Fri Jul 6, 2012, 9:16am Subject: Re: can anyone please identify this machine?
I hope I'm not too late to the party!
That's a Bellman CXE-25. The E is the Electric version of the CX25. You might find it written underneath.
It can make a good cup of coffee though it takes some practice to get your techniques down. You know it's good when you can't just throw a switch and make it work, right!? I've been chatting with another user about our methods and experiences if you want to look up that conversation.
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