Warrior372 Senior Member Joined: 2 Jan 2007 Posts: 265 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 Sat Feb 25, 2012, 5:23pm Subject: Re: Bosco In Action
Joe - Thank you for the videos. The machine is beautiful! I especially like the old school steam cup tray warmer. That just puts the machine over the top for me. What a machine! I will be ordering my demo machine in the next 2 weeks. I cannot wait!
No problem! The 1 Group is being sold by Orphan Espresso. Since I have never pulled a lever machine, let along a commercial 58mm one, I asked OE if there was one in our area where I might get to see it in action and perhaps cajole my way into pulling a shot. Apparently there is a 3 Group in Seattle.
Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012, 5:07am Subject: Re: Bosco In Action
I got to try a 3 Group Bosco @ Cafe' Vita (actually at Via Tribunali next door) on Pike in Seattle while I was there yesterday. As I was walking between Cafe' Vita and Via Tribunali I spotted a single Group Bosco in another location that was associated with Cafe' Vita.
Pretty easy to pull a shot with maybe a 25 lb force required. I got to test the height advantage/disadvantage of a lower counter height by using a step-stool to simulate lowering the counter and if the machine was at the lower (read standard kitchen) height the pull force was more noticeable; more like doing a curl than pulling straight down with body weight working in your favor.
I liked the simplicity of the machine, although it could have benefited from some sort of back lighting of the sight glass.
Now to convince the Mrs. that we NEED another machine :-)
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