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TheMadTamper
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Posted Wed Feb 16, 2011, 8:05am
Subject: Re: apples & oranges - rancilio silvia vs rocket giotto
 

dlevens Said:

I pulled the trigger and purchased the Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione and Baratza Vario Grinder from Seattle Coffee Gear. It should arrive in about 5 days. Will be back with questions and feedback after I give it a trial few weeks.

Dennis

Posted February 16, 2011 link

Contrats on the great new equipment.  I'm sure you'll love it (and be slightly overwhelmed :) ).  Sit back, practice, and enjoy the coffee!
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Posted Wed Feb 16, 2011, 7:32pm
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Very pretty
Get some nice microfiber towels

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Posted Wed Feb 16, 2011, 7:50pm
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JonR10 Said:

As far as justification for my own equipment, I don't feel any need to go there (there is no good way to justify a GS3 with any reasonable person).  But if you want to argue the point then please feel free, I'll read the posts whilst sipping my cappucino.  ;-)

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LOL, Jon! Same problem I had switching mix speakers for my studio. The wife wondering why as no one was complaining about my mixes/mastering. then why the HUGE price for smaller speakers?
I had no answer.

Back on point, there is also the fact that the human being IN FRONT of the machine must be on top of his/her game as well. A shiny new $1200 + machine, in the hands of a less than a technically proficient home barista will crank out the same lousy espresso as a much lesser machine...only MORE consistently. LOL

 
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Posted Thu Feb 17, 2011, 12:41am
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Endo Said:

It's a "coffeegeek" forum. What do you think the answer would be?

The Silvia (or even less) is MORE than enough machine for 99% of espresso drinkers (as sales would indicate). I expect like most, your mind is made up on the more expensive machine and you're simply posting here for justification. And that's fine. Just save yourself some pain and don't use the "improved temperature stability" argument with your wife! :-)

So just go for it and we'll avoid the inevitable SBDU to HX to DB upgrade justification posts that have already been written several times before.

Have fun!

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Hi!  Please send me some  SBDU to HX to DB upgrade justification posts!
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Posted Thu Feb 17, 2011, 6:13am
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How about the use of SBDU machines causes global warming?

 
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Posted Thu Feb 17, 2011, 7:18am
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stanley_c_wong Said:

Hi!  Please send me some  SBDU to HX to DB upgrade justification posts!

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Every time you switch from steam to brew, a kitten dies.

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Posted Thu Feb 17, 2011, 8:16am
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How about a) it's significantly more convenient, and b) I can afford it.

 
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Posted Thu Feb 17, 2011, 8:34am
Subject: Re: apples & oranges - rancilio silvia vs rocket giotto
 

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

How about a) it's significantly more convenient, and b) I can afford it.

Posted February 17, 2011 link

And the medical expenses spared from not bursting blood vessels and punching through solid walls in frustration will more than pay for it! :)
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Posted Fri Feb 25, 2011, 12:01am
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TheMadTamper Said:

And the medical expenses spared from not bursting blood vessels and punching through solid walls in frustration will more than pay for it! :)

Posted February 17, 2011 link

Thanks!  I am on the verge of committing to a Vibieme Domobar.  But if I do, I got to say bye bye to my Silvia first!
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Posted Mon Mar 7, 2011, 3:01am
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Well after 3 weeks with my new machine things are not looking good. This post has served its purpose so I started a new post about my frustrating experiences with my new Rocket Cellini and Baratza Vario here "New 2k E-61 machine, sour & bitter shots, regretting purchase"

Dennis
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