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AustinDave
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 7:25pm
Subject: I have $700 I would like to not spend.  Alex Duetto 3 vs Quick Mill GM67 debate
 

I have a house I am remodeling.
I have a house I am remodeling and I lust after Alex Duetto, mark 3.
So I wired my house with a 20 amp circuit and a water and drain for a new machine.
Remodeling a house is expensive.
Remodeling a house is more expensive than you might think.
Saving money now seems like a good idea.

So may bank accounts taken a beating, and I have a place for a new machine that has plenty of power and water.
And I'm starting to think that maybe the extra $700 for an Alex Duetto isn't so wise.
I brew one drink a day.  A double macchiato.  I'm obsessive about this drink. Sure I'll drink an espresso straight or make the wife a cappa, but these are not the nominal case.
I won't get "ahead" of any machine. I don't run a cafe and don't throw big parties where people want coffees. I've been pulling good shots on a modified Silvia for over a decade.

So, what's a guy to do? Stick with the plan and save up the extra money, or go with a "lessor" machine that actually fits my use well?

-dms
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Flori
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Posted Sat Jun 29, 2013, 9:40pm
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i usually say, look for a machine that fits how you use or make your coffee. Goodluck.

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Daniel437
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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 3:24am
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Keep in mind that the work you have done so far is a sunk cost, so don't let it influence your decision. I really don't think you need either machine. Why not something more basic under $1,000? I think you and your wife will enjoy your coffee either way.
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CMIN
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Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013, 5:20am
Subject: I have $700 I would like to not spend.  Alex Duetto 3 vs Quick Mill GM67 debate
 

I agree, neither...you only make 1 drink a day and won't entertain, why spend all that money for a machine you don't need. There are plenty of machines around a grand or so that are a big step up from the single boiler Silvia. Something like the Cuadra HX etc, so many choices in the 1-1500 range.
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 12:26pm
Subject: Re: I have $700 I would like to not spend.  Alex Duetto 3 vs QM GM67 debate
 

OH! I have to comment... lol check out that Lever Bezzera Strega ... if you have room.. Im hearing it is a very forgiving yet versatile lever machine.... I just did a remodel of my kitchen in my condo and specifically for my coffee tools since im in the business...  ( Roaster ) I have a 3 gr lamarzocco Linea at the moment and it is massive in my kitchen and required a complete rebuild.... lol anyway... a read on many forums allot about the Strega as a machine you can own a lifetime.. it doesnt have to be plumbed in and comes usually in 115v standard... however it uses the pump more as a passive refill id I understand and also enjoys the full commercial Astoria Lever group... dont quote me on that but look around for discussions on that machine... if I had room, Id get one... and (if) when I move this Linea I have to my shop, I may look into one of these also!

Dont get me wrong.. the e61 style groups are great and I have restored a few but they go through allot of water to get temps down if sitting idle... I have one currently in a clients cafe and I have to constantly remind them to flush the group... on the good note, that e61 can produce a fantastic shot! especially with the lever version like the Alex Duetto 3 and so on that will preinfuse by design... but at least take a little look at the Strega too... I think its in that same price point...

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