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MarkPrince
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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 1:55am
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The room I've allocated in my condo for espresso is tiny. Originally, I was using some butcher block tables from Ikea to host up the 140lb LM and grinder, but one day a walk thru Ikea spotted a product that they don't have in their catalog (current), nor online... a VERY COOL stainless steel and wood "trolly" complete with exposed bars and a low level shelving level. I measured it... ran home... measured the storage closet... it would barely fit, with maybe 4 inches to spare!

I went back to Ikea the next day, and they friggin' sold the last one - the floor model! DAMN! I waited a month for a special order to come in, and when it did, I built the thing... and couldn't move it into the room. Sigh. Partial dissasemble, put in the room (now christened the "espresso room"). There's about 12 square feet of foot space in the room still, more than enough to maneouver, and get a few bodies in there while building shots.

Here's a look down to show how tight it was getting this cool steel top table in.

Note the placement of the machine. On the old butcher block, the LM came right to the edge. This one's a bit deeper, but I still wish I had another 4 inches or so in front of the LM to work...

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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 1:56am
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I could plumb the room in easily - in fact, there's fittings at the floor behind the table, but they are capped off.

I still run the LM off a two water bottle setup. One for waste (in the back), one with fresh spring water from Canadian Springs.

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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 1:59am
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So this is the alter I pray to each morning. It's amazing how fast I've gotten back into the old habit.... I used to get out of bed, trudge down two flights of stairs, and start building my morning shot or americano before even really waking up.

Now I get out of bed, trudge down the hall, enter the shrine, and start making my drink.... then wake up. Some mornings I don't even remember walking to the room ;)

Opposite the machine's placement is one of the remaining butcher block tables. When I beef up the wiring in the room, I'll be able to put one or two testing machines in there for compare and contrast for reviews. For now, they sit in the kitchen, about 5 steps away.

BTW, isn't it spooky how freakin' huge the Mazzer Super Jolly is? It makes the LM look small. Yikes.

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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 5:20am
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Killa set-up!  Looks cool.

 
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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 9:01am
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Mark... can I say you are my hero....hehehe
My fiance salutes you....

as I am house hunting we have the coffee conversation....where does it go... not in the kitchen...grrrr....

but you have given me hope... i will be hunting for those cup closets you found at IKEA.... that will be the center piece for a bar.....

I was contemplating this bar....

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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 9:08am
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MarkPrince Said:

BTW, isn't it spooky how freakin' huge the Mazzer Super Jolly is? It makes the LM look small. Yikes.

Mark

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Mark the Super Jolly makes the LM look about the same size as my WEGA looks compared to the Mini... I actually the gi-norous size of even a 1 group LM gets lost when you put the Super Jolly next to it....

 
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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 3:14pm
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Here is my home set-up. I guess fairly similiar to Marks. I also run off bottles rather than plumbed in. Makes it easier when you move house. If you look really closely at the photo you will see my PID to the left of the machine. It's amazing when you have a Linea the Mazzer mini now looks small. The Mazzer also looks smaller because Mark's Linea has the shorter FB 70 style legs whereas mine has the standard taller Linea legs.

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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 3:44pm
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With all of this Marzocco! Madness! getting posted, I'll tone it down a bit with an average Noll's setup:

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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 4:04pm
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corey Said:

Here is my home set-up. I guess fairly similiar to Marks. I also run off bottles rather than plumbed in. Makes it easier when you move house. If you look really closely at the photo you will see my PID to the left of the machine. It's amazing when you have a Linea the Mazzer mini now looks small. The Mazzer also looks smaller because Mark's Linea has the shorter FB 70 style legs whereas mine has the standard taller Linea legs.

Corey

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That's a heapin' cool knock box Corey! Where did you get it?

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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2005, 6:03pm
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I believe that is the Sunbeam Bang Bang that we have a thread on trying to get from AU. Sure looks like it and I would LOVE to have one.
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