MJJ Senior Member Joined: 2 Jan 2013 Posts: 22 Location: Montreal Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Rancilio Silvia PID Grinder: Baratza Vario Drip: Hario V60
Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 9:54pm Subject: Re: Breville, Silvia, Gaggia - Which one should I choose
I think you'll be pleased with the quality of the Silvia. Start with feeling the weight of the portafilter in your hand, far cry from the Breville. Plus the comfort that if something breaks it's not hard to get it fixed (and it probably won't break). I recommend getting an 18 gram double basket, for me that made a big improvement in taste. Have fun!
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