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coffee machine found for a mere novice. Gaggia classic

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:39 pm
by joules_and_k
Hi Everyone,
It a while since keith and myself posted on here :oops: , we have had 6 months with our Iberital MC2 after having many recommendations from the kind people on TMC, we have not been dissappointed at all, we are now in the process of saving up for a new coffee machine, we like esspresso and latte and have been using an old Krupps machine which is now very tired, some friends of our bought a Bodum gran pump esspresso and they say its very good, but £350 is a lot at the moment and with all the electronics on it, looks a bit complicated for noobs so if anyone has any suggestions (of a polite nature) LOL we would be grateful. :D

many thanks Julie :D

RE: Any coffee machine recommendations for a mere novice, pl

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:24 pm
by CakeBoy
Have a look at the Neuvo Simonelli Oscar if you want to buy new. Well within your budget and easily top of its peer group of smallish HX machines. Breako has one and loves it. Makes fab shots too :D

RE: Any coffee machine recommendations for a mere novice, pl

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:44 am
by Aadje
I'd say the Oscar is the best choice, especially if you like latte's en cappuccinos.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:29 pm
by joules_and_k
Thanks Cakeboy and Aadje, will have a look at that one.

julie :D

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:51 pm
by joules_and_k
After spending a while in Manchester in Thomas William on Deansgate we plumped for a Gaggia classic, it was on special offer at £169 and they threw in a tin of gaggia intense beans aswell.
I am 100% sure its not the best, but we have had it 4 days and made countless cups, esspressos, latte's etc and we are very impressed, with its ease of use and the quality of the coffee, its perfect for us and on our budget I think we did good. :D

would recommend this product :D

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:01 pm
by Aadje
Glad to hear you're doing fine and enjoying the coffee :) Congrats

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:32 pm
by Glenn
Treat yourself to some freshly roasted beans and keep on playing.

The Gaggia Classic is a great machine and with your grinder setup you'll get good mileage out of it.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:07 pm
by joules_and_k
We are pleased with both our purchases, the Iberital MC2 has turned out to be a great grinder and the Gaggia Classic has produced some great coffee. not sure which is my fav bean, but Breakfast bomb has to be right up there, and even dare I say it Booths Esspresso beans :shock: thats the great thing about coffee and beans all tastes vary, I think our coffee is great, but half the fun is the prep. :D


PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:51 pm
by Gadders
Hehe :D no1 would be bothered to make espresso if it didn't involve larking around getting your fingers dirty and power drilling coffee into a metal thing :P

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:34 am
by Aadje

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:17 am
by CakeBoy
You boys scare me sometimes. Must be my age :shock: :wink:

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:51 pm
by Wes

You are now deeply into the espresso game, and the equipment you have will serve you well. For the Gaggia I speak from experience. If it doesn't produce good shots pretty often, then the user has something more to learn about how espresso is made. (Or has momentarily lost track of something--bad seasons can happen to any of us.)

From here on as money permits and this forum tempts, you may decide to upgrade, but you have reached the point where returns diminish.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:20 pm
by joules_and_k
yep theres nowt so enjoyable as a bit of faffin about. :D