Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Regional: Eastern Canada
Espresso Machine Mods in Halifax?
Cafe Espresso Machines
Video reviews, nationwide installation, leasing options... Nuova Simonelli, Rancilio, La Marzocco.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Regional > Canada East > Espresso Machine...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
phasor
Senior Member


Joined: 12 Jul 2012
Posts: 7
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Europiccola
Grinder: Pharos, LIDO
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Clever, Press
Roaster: N/A
Posted Mon Jul 23, 2012, 9:46am
Subject: Espresso Machine Mods in Halifax?
 

Hi all,

I have a 6 month old Gaggia New Baby, and I'm thinking about adding a PID, and putting in an adjustable OPV to try to improve the quality of my espresso instead of upgrading machines.  The problem is that I'm not very handy and would need someone to actually do the mods.  Does anyone know a shop in NS or NB, I guess (preferably Halifax) that would take on a small job like this?  I'm trying to avoid shipping the machine off somewhere, so driving distance from Halifax is what I'm looking for.

Thanks in advance.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
Freesurfer
Senior Member


Joined: 23 Nov 2010
Posts: 68
Location: Dartmouth
Expertise: Pro Barista

Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto II
Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly,Baratza...
Drip: Chemex, Beehouse,V60,...
Posted Fri Aug 10, 2012, 4:19pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine Mods in Halifax?
 

Check out http://www.coffeetechservices.ca owners name is Gerald Whiteway, he does a lot of servicing in Hali for cafes, not sure what his rates are like but he seems to be well recommended. Also there is a shop behind the Armview on Chebucto called Espresso Yourself the building has a different name on it but they do work on espresso equipment. Call ahead, they keep weird hours and I gues are on the road quite often. I've tried on many occasions and they have been out. I have contacted them a few times for parts and have found it cheaper to order online from other CDN retailers. Try espressoplanet a well they are super helpfull and very knowledgeable. I have ordered most of my gear from them and they are wonderfull to deal with.
Cheers,
Brent
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
phasor
Senior Member


Joined: 12 Jul 2012
Posts: 7
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Europiccola
Grinder: Pharos, LIDO
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Clever, Press
Roaster: N/A
Posted Sat Aug 11, 2012, 7:26pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine Mods in Halifax?
 

Thanks for the leads, Brent.  I think I will get the parts online, but will check out coffeetech and/or expresso yourself for the skilled labour.  I don't think I'm up for the task.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
diggi
Senior Member
diggi
Joined: 28 Nov 2011
Posts: 383
Location: Halifax, NS
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Spaz vivaldi S1 V2
Grinder: B Vario, OE LIDO
Drip: Chemex, Espro Press,...
Roaster: Poppery I
Posted Sun Aug 12, 2012, 9:31am
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine Mods in Halifax?
 

Brought my compak to espresso yourself three times to fix my grinder after I marred the burrs......nice enough guys; seemed to think they knew what they were doing.  They got me to drop it off at Armview restaurant and nobody there seemed to know it was arriving, thought it was a bit odd that they were being asked to hold it for them, yet seemed not all that surprised that the request was made and they weren't told that it was arriving.  So that seemed a bit sketchy to me and I felt a bit weird about the situation.

When I picked it up, it was still broken. Brought it back twice and they tried to convince me it worked by showing me how fine it could grind beans there in the shop......but when I'd bring it home and pull a shot, only gushers....with the same beans that work fine on my vario.  So I spent something like $80 and still no espresso grinder.  I use it now at work for the aeropress......Pretty big price grinder to pair with an aeropress.  Don't think I'd bring anything to them again, but YMMV.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
phasor
Senior Member


Joined: 12 Jul 2012
Posts: 7
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Europiccola
Grinder: Pharos, LIDO
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Clever, Press
Roaster: N/A
Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 9:05am
Subject: Re: Espresso Machine Mods in Halifax?
 

Hi Diggi.  Thanks for the heads-up.  Two less-than-wonderful experiences from two different members (you and Brent) does make me wary.  If I take the plunge on PID, it sounds like coffeetech will be the place I'll call.  Again, thanks guys for your insights.  It's hard to find espresso info in HRM, especially for a newbie.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Regional > Canada East > Espresso Machine...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Support Coffee Kids
Coffee Kids is a non profit charity working with farming communities around the world. Donate today!
www.coffeekids.org
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.180724143982)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+