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chilifries
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Joined: 13 Sep 2007
Posts: 108
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus
Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly
Posted Wed Oct 19, 2011, 4:44pm
Subject: FS: Expobar Brewtus, Super Jolly, and accessories
 

Realized I've used my espresso gear only a handful of times since I moved into my new house, so it's time for it to go to a new loving home.

The espresso machine is the Expobar Brewtus I (the first version). Dual boiler, temperature control, E61 group head. Shows signs of use, but no dings or scratches. Backflushed frequently, descaled yearly.

The grinder is the Mazzer Super Jolly. Burrs were replaced about a year ago, but it's only gone through around 10 lbs of beans. Plenty of life left in them. Includes the hopper.

Accessories included:
- Original portafilter with dual spouts.
- Additional portafilter: naked.
- Normal double filter basket.
- Ridgeless double filter basket.
- Blank filter basket (for backflushing).
- Tamper.
- Milk steaming pitcher.
- Stainless steel knockbox
- Jar of sour salt/citric acid for descaling.

I started out with a Starbucks Athena and a Capresso Infinity grinder. Then upgraded to the Silvia/Rocky combo. Then upgraded to the Oscar. This was my final upgrade. So if you're interested in espresso, get this setup. It's cheaper than the upgrades I went through!

Asking $1399 $1099 $999 for everything (see the post below for update). Local pickup in the Los Angeles area.

I'll think about parting it out or shipping it if there's no interest for a while.

Update Feb 7, 2012:
Sorry for the (extremely) late update. The Brewtus is still not working properly. I've contacted wholelattelove and they think the most likely problem is with the 'pressure stat' on the steam boiler. The rear boiler is for steam and when it overheats/overpressurizes and shuts off, it tends to shut the entire machine off. So to fix it, it may require one or more of the following:

- 3 wire pressure stat replacement: $41.50
- heating element: $75
- control board $100

So I've reduced the price again for the brewtus/sj combo. But now I'm willing to part it out; $450 just for the SJ, $650 just for the Brewtus. I still prefer local pickup though.

Listing Details
Asking / Suggested Price: 999
Seller Name: Youshik Um
Seller Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sale Type: For Sale
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chilifries
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Joined: 13 Sep 2007
Posts: 108
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus
Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly
Posted Thu Oct 20, 2011, 1:26pm
Subject: Re: FS: Expobar Brewtus, Super Jolly, and accessories
 

Ok, there seems to be something wrong with the Brewtus... I turned it on this morning and the pump started (normal), but the pump kept running (not normal) until I turned off the machine about 20 seconds later. The pump usually stops after a few seconds, when it finishes filling the boilers. Sooo.... I'll try it again tonight but it's looking like it's going to need some TLC. As a result, I've lowered my asking price from $1399 to $1099. Let my misfortune be your bargain!
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chilifries
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Joined: 13 Sep 2007
Posts: 108
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus
Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly
Posted Tue Nov 29, 2011, 6:03pm
Subject: Re: FS: Expobar Brewtus, Super Jolly, and accessories
 

The Expobar and SJ are still available. I'm having an engineering buddy take a look at the Expobar but if anyone wants it in its current condition, they're still available for $1099.
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markgraeme
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Location: Encinitas, CA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90
Grinder: Ascaso, Rossi RR45, Hario...
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Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Thu Dec 1, 2011, 12:54pm
Subject: Re: FS: Expobar Brewtus, Super Jolly, and accessories
 

Are we at the parting out stage yet? How much for the grinder separately?  Did you get the Brewtus working properly?
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sherpasteve
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Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 12
Location: san francisco
Expertise: I like coffee

Posted Fri Dec 2, 2011, 12:23pm
Subject: Re: FS: Expobar Brewtus, Super Jolly, and accessories
 

status and price of expobar?  I'm in San Francisco, so I'd need it shipped.
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poohbrew
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Joined: 22 Dec 2011
Posts: 5
Location: South Dakota
Expertise: I live coffee

Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011, 10:39pm
Subject: Re: FS: Expobar Brewtus, Super Jolly, and accessories
 

Still for sale? I would need it shipped as I'm in South Dakota. Thanks.
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ggenel
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ggenel
Joined: 16 Dec 2011
Posts: 63
Location: Concord, MA
Expertise: Just starting

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Grinder: Baratza Vario
Posted Fri Dec 23, 2011, 7:10am
Subject: Re: FS: Expobar Brewtus, Super Jolly, and accessories
 

How much for just the grinder?
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chilifries
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Joined: 13 Sep 2007
Posts: 108
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus
Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly
Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012, 4:52pm
Subject: Re: FS: Expobar Brewtus, Super Jolly, and accessories
 

Repeating the update from the OP:

The Brewtus is still not working properly. I've contacted wholelattelove and they think the most likely problem is with the 'pressure stat' on the steam boiler. The rear boiler is for steam and when it overheats/overpressurizes and shuts off, it tends to shut the entire machine off. So to fix it, it may require one or more of the following:

- 3 wire pressure stat replacement: $41.50
- heating element: $75
- control board $100

So I've reduced the price again for the brewtus/sj combo. But now I'm willing to part it out; $450 just for the SJ, $650 just for the Brewtus. I still prefer local pickup though.
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Giovanni312
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Joined: 30 Jun 2012
Posts: 8
Location: Oak Park, Il
Expertise: Just starting

Grinder: Mazzer mini
Posted Wed Jul 4, 2012, 9:40am
Subject: Re: FS: Expobar Brewtus, Super Jolly, and accessories
 

Sent email, is the brewtus still available?
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