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pittsbri
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pittsbri
Joined: 9 Apr 2009
Posts: 71
Location: Culver City
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Pasquini Livietta,Aeropress
Grinder: Baratza Vario,Zassenhaus
Drip: Hario,Chemex
Roaster: Poppery 2
Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:49am
Subject: My first serious espresso machine
 

Hello Folks,
I  was very fortunate and acquired a '96 Olympia Maximatic from a fellow CGer
a couple of days ago and man oh man! What a world of difference from my Gaggia Color I've been using this past year. The Olympia heats up so fast, the temp is so stable, the crema and taste of the espresso is far and away so so much better than my other machine. Of course the Gaggia Color is not in the same class and could never have been expected to produce similar results. But jeez, I actually thought I was drinking decent coffee at home once in awhile ....boy was I mistaken. Love this machine. Completely restored, beautiful on the counter.

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calblacksmith
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,774
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 7:37am
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Congrats!
Yes there is a difference!

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
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Coffeenoobie
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Joined: 11 Dec 2011
Posts: 3,030
Location: PNW
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: N S Oscar
Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:58pm
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I am green with envy, Enjoy!

 
Coffeenoobie

Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.

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calblacksmith
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calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,774
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 1:21pm
Subject: Re: My first serious espresso machine
 

It just dawned on me, for someone who makes a living behind a camera, you don't have any pics of your setup! YOUR SLACKING!!!!

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
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pittsbri
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pittsbri
Joined: 9 Apr 2009
Posts: 71
Location: Culver City
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Pasquini Livietta,Aeropress
Grinder: Baratza Vario,Zassenhaus
Drip: Hario,Chemex
Roaster: Poppery 2
Posted Tue Oct 2, 2012, 7:19pm
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Touché mon frere. You are right about that.  I'm at work now but when I'm back home on my desktop. Imputed i'll be posting a couple of pics of my new baby. I guess I was so excited I just spaced that part. I also have t sorted out uploading a photo to CG via my iPhone ( there must be an app!) so I can't do it while I
on the set.
Admission: I actually got out of bed last night past midnight and went to the kitchen just to look at it.

 
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