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fjroberge
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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2012, 12:39pm
Subject: Which machine to choose between Isomac Maverik espresso or rancillo silvia v3
 

hi all

I want to get a good machine for my dad's 50th birthday. i have a budget of 800$ i saw the isomac maverik espresso (740$) and the Rancillo silvia pro v3(659$). which one would be the best ?

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 9:50am
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I will only speak to my knowledge, but the Silvia V3 is a great machine. Does your dad need other equipment as well? You need a good grinder to go with the Silvia (or any other espresso machine). Whole Latte Love has a great package of Silvia, Preciso grinder, frothing pitcher, thermometer for frothing milk (ask for it to be added), shot glass, cleaning brush, descaler in your $800 price range. It actually (removing prices for the other items) gets the Silvia below $450 net price. So it depends on what your dad needs. That is the package I bought - it works great!

Oops- just saw you are in Montreal. I am not sure if you have similar buying options there!

 
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:16pm
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http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/machines/467087

I could not find much on the Isomac Maverik in reviews so I googled it and found this thread. The thread said it did not have a 3 way value. I believe I would want a 3 way.

A good grinder is very very important.  Depending on what equipment he already has you might be better off getting him a grinder.

 
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:34pm
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I have often used this reply for these questions (gift or not):
What is the priority? Does it have to be espresso?
How does he currently drink his coffee? Does he have any equipment now?
If espresso is not a priority and great coffee is, this is my advice:
1 - get a good (or great) grinder. One of the upper-end Baratza offerings such as the Vario would serve nicely. Very nicely. It is small and is more than capable of serving the needs of an espresso machine.
2 -  a group of your countrymen make the Espro Press. It makes a great, rich, satisfying cup(s) of coffee. They also just came out with a larger model.

 
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:51pm
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I don't know this seller but

"FS: Nuova Simonelli Oscar and Nuova Simonelli MDX - $800 + shipping"

is a heck of a starter set up for your price range.  You still need small odds and ends.  I love my machine, however it is not shiny.

 
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 1:36pm
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Thank you guys !
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 2:15pm
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Coffeenoobie Said:

"FS: Nuova Simonelli Oscar and Nuova Simonelli MDX - $800 + shipping" is a heck of a starter set up for your price range. ...

Posted April 16, 2012 link

I agree. Particularly since it has the vac breaker installed. Great starter setup if used is OK. If memory serves, I believe that the price is around what the grinder sells for alone, new.

 
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