Posted Fri Oct 25, 2002, 2:05am Subject: Fantastic Photos!
Hi Mark, It looks like Venus has the goods - from the First Look at least. I'll be interested to see how you stack it up against Silvia. Looking forward to the Detailed Review! Doug PS - Let me know if you would like some help with the Spidem.
MarkPrince Moderator Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 5,611 Location: Vancouver, BC Expertise: Professional
Espresso: KvdW Speedster Grinder: Versalab M3 Grinder Vac Pot: A bit too many Drip: Bonavita Roaster: Hario Glass Retro Roaster
Posted Sat Oct 26, 2002, 2:41am Subject: Ristretto Volume and more
My ristrettos are in the 1oz to 1.25oz range, including crema, along the lines of a 27 second pull.
I'm just wrapping up what I hope is a thought provoking look at the ristretto shot as a mainly N. American (and mainly west coast) phenom. I've interviewed and talked with a lot of top tier espresso people about the subject, compiled notes, and all sorts of goodies. I'm sure more than a few will also disagree with what I am writing :)
auerbach Senior Member Joined: 30 Oct 2002 Posts: 18 Location: Durham Expertise: Intermediate
Espresso: Isomac Zaffiro Grinder: Gaggia MDF Vac Pot: Hario Nouveau Drip: Krups Aroma Control Therma
Posted Wed Oct 30, 2002, 9:56am Subject: Zafferino vs. Venus?
I just opened the box (have not used yet) the Zafferino I ordered from Chriscoffee. I was in a hurry because my 12+ yr. old Spidem died. Now I see the Venus for $300 less. It was a stretch to buy to the Zafferino, and now I feel silly. Should I try to return the Zafferino (can I?) and get the Venus. What is the difference between then?
Shred109 Senior Member Joined: 4 Dec 2002 Posts: 25 Expertise: Advanced
Posted Wed Dec 4, 2002, 4:43pm Subject: Zaffiro E61 Grphead still the way to go
For 700 ,I still think the Zaffiro would be a better choice,I too am a Sylvia owner who decided to upgrade,but for someone trying to decide between a sylvia and Venus...I'd plunk down the extra 100 for the Isomac:-)
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