DoubleMacMan Senior Member Joined: 4 Feb 2009 Posts: 9 Location: North Shore Expertise: Pro Barista
Posted Mon Apr 27, 2009, 5:39pm Subject: Re: The Nuova Simonelli Aurelia, Part 1 by Mark Prince
I have heard that DiLorenzo Caffe have been providing the Nuova Simonelli Aurelia to their cafe's for years! Its a brilliant machine! the quality of the machine is well matched to the quality of Dilorenzo Caffe!
alsterling Senior Member Joined: 28 Dec 2005 Posts: 682 Location: Dana Point, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: La Spaziale S1 (Had Expo) Grinder: Macap M4 & Gaggia MDF Vac Pot: Not yet... Drip: Capresso MT-500 & Melitta... Roaster: Hottop Digital
Posted Tue May 12, 2009, 6:27pm Subject: Re: The Nuova Simonelli Aurelia, Part 1 by Mark Prince
Mark, I hadn't been on your site in awhile, and dropped by yesterday to look around. Maybe out of curiousity, I read this article. Ironically, on my way back from downtown L.A. today, I stopped at the SCAA headquarter offices in Long Beach. (I live less than an hour from there...). While chatting with the staff, I walked into the test kitchen/lab, and was really taken back to see the NS machines in place of the LM's that I'd been used to seeing. Outside of the fact that a qualified barista can adapt to any most any machine, I will always be partial to double boiler design. And to address the comment of "stale water" sitting in a DB machine that isn't cycled regularly, I always do a flush on both steam and brew boilers for that very reason. I can't attest to the chemical changes in standing-heated water, but my instincts say that it's best to do so, and doesn't cost that much more. Interesting and timely article, given that this represents a rather major change in competition gear. I'm hopeing to go back to SCAA as soon as I can, to spend some time in the lab running some shots. I'm sure I'll visit the NS booth at Coffee Fest, Las Vegas next month.
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