Warrior372 Senior Member Joined: 2 Jan 2007 Posts: 266 Location: Chicago Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Olympia Cremina, Conti... Grinder: Mazzer Major & Cimbali... Vac Pot: Sunbeam Drip: Trechnivorm Thermoking &... Roaster: Has Garanti 2kg & HotTop
Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011, 12:30pm Subject: Re: Bosco or Voctoria Arduino Athena Leva
I am extremely late to this party, but I am glad to see you went with a Bosco! I have restored about many lever espresso machines, with the majority being vintage commercial levers, and the build quality of a hand built machine (when done by a skilled craftsman) cannot be compared to any other machine. Parts of a Victoria Arduino are put together by a skilled craftsman, while a Bosco machine is done entirely by hand (Unless you want a copper outer shell opting to get the machine hammered copper option versus the hand hammered copper option :) ).
Joe, I believe there are pictures of your machine on Uptempocoffee.blogspot.com. I randomly ran into the images earlier today prior to ever seeing this thread. Douglas Squarek, of Uptempo, states in yesterday's post that the images were of a machine being made for Joe from British Colombia (I assume that is you?). They have a picture of the front portion of the inner frame and a picture of the finished boiler for what looks like both your 2-group machine and a 1-group they must be making at the moment too. I think we are all waiting for videos of the machine pulling shots!
rgunson Senior Member Joined: 2 Feb 2011 Posts: 14 Location: London Expertise: Professional
Posted Thu Feb 9, 2012, 3:17pm Subject: Re: Bosco or Voctoria Arduino Athena Leva
if you need any help feel free to ask, but please don't think I am encroaching on your local Bosco dealer. i just want you to know there is now a global network of Bosco dealers that is growing quite quickly.
Well, I suppose I'll just have to invite you all up to Squamish for a cup of coffee and you can decide for yourself on the grouphead diameter. The Bosco 2 grp arrives in about 60-75 days. Drop me a line if you're in the neighbourhood.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.