calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,312 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Wed Aug 7, 2013, 8:20am Subject: Re: What is this machine?
I wish I could help, I have never seen one before.All that means is that I have never seen one, I have not seen every machine ever made so there are holes in my minds data base. Who made it, is there a label on it anyplace? You know about pods so no comment there from me.
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bglassman Senior Member Joined: 6 Aug 2013 Posts: 2 Location: Chapel Hill Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Various, incl. Saeco and a... Grinder: Various Vac Pot: Custom made, stainless Drip: None Roaster: None at present
Posted Wed Aug 7, 2013, 10:00pm Subject: Re: What is this machine?
Thank you so much, in any case. Here is the singularly unhelpful label from the back. Samet is apparently a plastics company. I can find no record of their manufacturing espresso machines. I suppose this could be a prototype that never made it to market. The pod slides into this machine vertically. How common is that? If I took it apart, might I discover that the works were lifted from some other manufacturer? BG
Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 8:30am Subject: Re: What is this machine?
I'm guessing this doesn't help you much anymore, coming a few months later ;) but doing a Google search for "Allegra pod machine" finds me this machine which looks to be what you have based on the picture. It's possible this is a white label unit that is sold under multiple brands, and you have an unbranded one there.
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