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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2003, 8:49pm
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Excellent!
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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2003, 8:51pm
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yann Said:

Actually, just another thing really... these look like illy collection or illy espresso cups to me. Since I don't know the collections, I am only assuming.

Interesting way to pour the espresso into the frothed milk though. The espresso looks quite light, and doesn't have any crema. Then again, being a newbie, I'm not altogether certain how lever machines are suppose to work either, and what the outcomes (in terms of espresso) are like.

Posted December 28, 2002 link

I'm such a geek I can not only tell you the machine used (La Pavoni Euripocolla) but also the series that Illy cup is from. I am pretty sure it is the first cup pictured below, from the Illy PS1 series. This has become a bit more of a collector's item than intended: one cup in the site features a photo collage of the NYC skyline, which has the WTC pictured in the distance.

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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2003, 12:12pm
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Dang it, dtklamf, you took mine!

OK, I don't have any vidcaps, but I spotted a rather nice machine in Keeping the Faith in the scene where they open their multi-faith coffeehouse (don't remember if it was a 2 or 3 group, but it was definitely a commerical machine).  If anyone has this movie, perhaps they can shed some light on the kind of machine it was.

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Posted Sun Jan 19, 2003, 7:39pm
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This may be slightly off topic since it's not an espresso machine but I spotted a glass vac pot in Sunset Blvd.  It was a scene where John Gillis and Betty Schaefer were working on a script.  She put it on some sort of heat source and poured coffee and water in the top.

The movie was made in 1950 so I guess this is back in the day when non geeks used vac pots.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 13, 2003, 11:46pm
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Hmm, back to the spotting again :) Was watching Swordfish and happened to see a behind the counter shot, so thought I would make a grab.  I don't really have too much idea about commercial machines, so it's up to someone else to say what this is :)

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2003, 1:22am
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yann Said:

Hmm, back to the spotting again :) Was watching Swordfish and happened to see a behind the counter shot, so thought I would make a grab.  I don't really have too much idea about commercial machines, so it's up to someone else to say what this is :)

yann :)

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Looks like a Cimbali.... check this out:

La Cimbali Dosatron

The linked one is red, but it's definitely a La Cimbali in that movie still - the knobs on the bottom in front of the drip tray is usually a Cimbali trait.

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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2003, 7:07am
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yann Said:

Interesting way to pour the espresso into the frothed milk though. The espresso looks quite light, and doesn't have any crema.

Posted December 28, 2002 link

Well, in movies, where scenes take hours to film an action that takes a few seconds on screen, there are all kinds of food stand-ins that look right for the fleeting view, but aren't the real material.

For example, whenever you see people eating ice cream in a film it's almost always colored mashed potatoes.

So, I would imagine the "espresso" being poured in the Hugh Grant scene might actually be - gasp - tea or any other kind of brown water, and the milk might be some other kind of frothed looking liquid that would stand up to sitting for multiple takes and match each time.

The chance of them actually making espresso on the set to use in the scene is probably nil.
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Posted Fri Mar 14, 2003, 10:08am
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There's a great German movie called "Mostly Martha" (Bella Marta), available with English subtitles.  Great movie if you love food and cooking (blows away "Tortilla Soup")

Anyway, Martha has what looks like a La Pavoni Professional in her kitchen at home.
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Posted Fri Mar 21, 2003, 12:57pm
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CoffeeKid Said:

Looks like a Cimbali.... check this out:

La Cimbali Dosatron

The linked one is red, but it's definitely a La Cimbali in that movie still - the knobs on the bottom in front of the drip tray is usually a Cimbali trait.

Mark

Posted March 14, 2003 link

Gotta love that "enlarged" pic of the Cimbali. On topic, there's a Francis X5 in the show "Will & Grace" heh
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Posted Fri Mar 21, 2003, 10:17pm
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CoffeeKid Said:

Hey, let's see if others can come up with stills of machines in movies... :)
So anyone else got some vidcaps?

Posted September 14, 2002 link

How about on TV shows?

Have no screen cap yet...
On My Big Greek Family, in the family resturant there is an amazing looking machine in the center behind the counter. Is it coffee, or is it art?

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