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Posted Tue May 11, 2010, 8:34pm
Subject: Castle--What Machine?
 

This is goofy, I know, but what is the espresso machine that is on the TV show Castle?  Anybody know?

 
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Posted Tue May 11, 2010, 8:54pm
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Hmm, I just caught my first... or maybe second... episode of Castle this week and I didn't notice an espresso machine.

I was watching the BBC series Chef! on Netflix, though, and noticed that there's a French Press in just about every episode.  I loved it when Chef stuffed a cell phone and cigar from two rude customers in the press and started plunging.

 
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Posted Tue May 11, 2010, 8:56pm
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Seems to be a La Spaziale S5 Compact EK.

http://www.laspaziale.com/english/frame_s5_en.html

There's a photo on the set here:

http://castletv.net/castletv-net-set-tour/2058

 
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Posted Thu May 13, 2010, 12:08am
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dana_leighton Said:

Seems to be a La Spaziale S5 Compact EK.

http://www.laspaziale.com/english/frame_s5_en.html

There's a photo on the set here:

http://castletv.net/castletv-net-set-tour/2058

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That looks similar. It can be La Spaziele.. :D
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Posted Fri Mar 7, 2014, 6:29am
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I loved that episode. After Castle's memorable comment that the precinct coffee tasted "like a monkey peed in battery acid", he later shows up with this huge box. I knew right away what that was, and best of all it turned out (as mentioned above) to be a big commercial two-group La Spaziale (a brand which was on my short list of most desirable).

However, in that episode and later (in season 2), they have close ups of pulling a shot and steaming milk. Both times, the coffee runs out of the machine like brown water, and the milk bubbles up in a scalded mess. Aside from the bad image that is sending to the viewing public, they probably paid quite a sum for that machine. (They took pains to avoid showing the brand, so it's apparently not a placement.) Don't they use the thing for real? If they are pulling shots like that, they are going to taste like... well... like a monkey peed in battery acid.
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