JaniceAnn Senior Member Joined: 15 May 2013 Posts: 185 Location: Virginia Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sat Jun 15, 2013, 8:16pm Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
Yes, please do tell us, Dave!
I am still undecided on the choice between the Mini Vivaldi and the Vetrano 2B.
I would appreciate knowing all I can as soon as possible so I can make an informed decision. I have read a lot about the Mini Vivaldi, including your excellent review, but I need to know more about the Vetrano 2B.
I can't yet, because publication or not is not up to me....I still have to finish it, because I was waiting for the revised PID and only got that last week (then more extensive testing), but when it goes on line is not up to me....it's up to the UK reseller. Also you have the North American version, there might be things that are be different to the UK version.
As an experienced reviewer/tester and sometime engineer of these things, I place a different emphasis on certain aspects of a machines operation for my personal use. If it helps though, I have extensively reviewed over 40 machines, I have a Fracino Heavenly, Rocket R58, Duetto (first one ever) and the QM, I only now use the QM for my coffee. My machine is missing a few (very few small mods), but nothing that causes me a problem. I think the machine I have in the UK is great. I love it. I feel sure the US version is as good, I shared some stuff with Chris that should help make it good right out of the box, but you should wait for more information from Chris. He will be the reseller (should he choose to carry it) and your source of after sales and technical support.
I've also been busy with a new roaster (well I say new, it was demoed a few years ago, but is now in production proper), it's a 1Kg roaster and aimed at the commercial market rather than the home market. Got to write instruction manuals, roasting guides, tests etc..The initial (favourable) preliminary engineering assessment took time away from this review, but I am now waiting to hear if the project is going any further and the roaster is to be stocked. If yes, it will kick of a heap of work, so I will have to finish the review of the QM very soon.
Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 5:15am Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
Read between the lines regarding Dave's previous post comments on the Mini and QM 2b. I'm thinking both perform very well but If all goes well with the US version it should be a really nice machine and worth waiting for.
chriscoffee Senior Member Joined: 5 Mar 2002 Posts: 246 Location: Albany Expertise: Professional
Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 10:53am Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
Enough talk about the lights. All I heard from this thread was you wanted me to bring the machine in. You wanted it at a great price. I am bringing them in and intro pricing them at $2,150.00 on pre orders. Now all you are talking about is the lights. Well call me an place an order and I can order them without the lights, no big deal. Are you all just window shoppers or serious buyers?
Chris Nachtrieb, Pres. Chris' Coffee service, Inc.
Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 1:11pm Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
Called Friday and was told no preorders until mid July, if that changes please let us know. Cuznvin first posted on CG about this machine and led the charge, Dave provided hands on testing comments and opinions and Chris quickly had a test machine sent, tested and placed an order. Appreciate everyone's efforts in making what appears to be good machine happen.
CarloM Senior Member Joined: 1 Apr 2013 Posts: 332 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Vetrano V2B Grinder: Mazzer Mini-E Type A, SJ... Drip: Toddy
Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 1:23pm Subject: Re: Another DB Quickmill
Can't wait for CCS's assessment of the US machine. I am very appreciative of DavecUK's assessment of the 220V variant, but I just want to make sure that the CCS version performs as well and has the changes that Dave has recommended for the European variant.
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