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chefryan
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Posted Sat Nov 13, 2010, 6:43pm
Subject: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

Whats your guys thoughts on the Bezzera Medea E61? (i would be getting the baritza Vario grinder). not bought yet but trying to decide how much to save up for..lol
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Posted Tue Dec 7, 2010, 6:40pm
Subject: Re: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

ok i guess no one has had the machine or knows it
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Posted Wed Dec 8, 2010, 6:05am
Subject: Re: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

Now, my opinion is likely considered biased, but the Bezzera Medea is a great machine and one of the best buys for the price.

First off, Bezzera is the oldest espresso machine manufacturer in the world having been established in 1901 and their reputation is solid.  Their more widely distributed models like the BZ07 and the BZ99 (also badged Pasquini Livia) are respected on this forum and others.

The Medea has an E61 group, a 2.0 litre copper boiler with heat exchanger, it is built of AISI 304 stainless steel, has a generous drip tray, double manometers and it's priced very fairly.

A final note is that Bezzera has the coolest logo in all of espresso with Olympia being a very close second.

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Posted Wed Dec 8, 2010, 6:54am
Subject: Re: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

Can you add no-burn wands to the Medea?  Can it be plumbed in?  (Trying to compare it to Expobar Office Lever Premium)

p.S. Sorry to hijack the thread!
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Posted Wed Dec 8, 2010, 4:41pm
Subject: Re: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

well oddly enough it is the idrinkcoffee.com sight i am looking at for my machine, and it does seem i can find the bottomless portafilter holder on the site as well i just have to wait till it gets busier here at hotel here..lol
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Posted Thu Dec 9, 2010, 2:45am
Subject: Re: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

iDrinkCoffeeCanada Said:

A final note is that Bezzera has the coolest logo in all of espresso with Olympia being a very close second.

Posted December 8, 2010 link

Kind of hard to top a snake eating someone :)

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Posted Thu Dec 9, 2010, 5:18am
Subject: Re: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

Bob_McBob Said:

Kind of hard to top a snake eating someone :)

Posted December 9, 2010 link

That's pretty awesome!

 
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Posted Thu Dec 9, 2010, 6:24am
Subject: Re: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

sae Said:

Can you add no-burn wands to the Medea?  Can it be plumbed in?  (Trying to compare it to Expobar Office Lever Premium)

p.S. Sorry to hijack the thread!

Posted December 8, 2010 link

While it is possible, it is not necessary in my opinion, the wands are not difficult to manipulate using the rubber guards and it adds to the cost.  The Medea has a vibration pump so it is a pour over machine.  

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Posted Mon Dec 13, 2010, 2:34pm
Subject: Re: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

i never noticed it looks like a snake eating someone till you mentioned it ..lol..
and it seems like an awsome machine.. now to save up the cash for the machine and the vario i am planning to pair with it
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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014, 3:42pm
Subject: Re: Opinions on Bezzera Medea E61
 

I have the Bezzera Medea and I have to say it has been a real solid performer. I settled on this unit after my coffee machine guy said it was the best one he could offer at my price point. I burned through a couple of upper end Brevilles and was never really very satisfied with their performance.
The Bezzera has not had any problems and it is going on 3 years old at a fairly consistent clip of 2 cups a day.
As I was told at the time, this beast will produce steam all day long, and it does. I would like to be able to compare it to a Rancilio or a gaggia, but I have not had the opportunity to operate either of these. I was very tempted by the Silvia, but have not regretted my choice. Not sure if this adds much to the discussion other than to add the obvious, you'll be hard pressed (no pun intended) to find a better tasting coffee than the one produced by this lovely product. Cheers! If I remember correctly, I had to choose between a plumbed in model or one with a reservoir.
Don't know about the no burn wand question. Never had any issue with the wand whatsoever -finding it very forgiving and user friendly.
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