Posted Wed Dec 8, 2010, 5:05am 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.
Posted Wed Dec 8, 2010, 3:41pm 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
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.
Posted Mon Dec 13, 2010, 1:34pm 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
Grimsthorpe Senior Member Joined: 23 Feb 2014 Posts: 25 Location: Surrey Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014, 2:42pm 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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