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Stringbender
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Posted Tue Jul 30, 2013, 7:05am
Subject: Yard Sale Find
 

Some neighbors were having a yard sale, with the proceeds going to benefit a charity, so I didn't mind buying something from them, as it was a charity I like to support...

Perusing the tables I spy a "new" Breville Cafe Roma. New as it donated, and never been used. The story goes is the guy that donated is a coffee geek type, home roasts and has a real nice machine. This one was a gift and he just never bothered with it, so donated it to support the charity. Price marked $30.00 so I bought it.

I'm not a 'big' espresso drinker, more drip, French Press, etc, but I do like it on occasion. My little Hamilton Beach does a decent job as long as my beans are fresh, etc....

So any tips (just starting to search threads on it) to turn this yard sale find into a decent shot, or just chalk it up to a charitable donation and keep using the HB when I want to pull a shot?

Thanks
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Posted Tue Jul 30, 2013, 6:35pm
Subject: Re: Yard Sale Find
 

probably ditch the pressurised basket would probably be a good start :D
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Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:26am
Subject: Re: Yard Sale Find
 

Stringbender Said:

So any tips (just starting to search threads on it) to turn this yard sale find into a decent shot, or just chalk it up to a charitable donation and keep using the HB when I want to pull a shot?

Posted July 30, 2013 link

Probably not much of an upgrade but why not take it for a spin?
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Stringbender
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Espresso: Hamilton Beach
Grinder: Kitchen Aid Pro-Line
Drip: Bunn Phase Brew HG
Roaster: Popcorn Popper
Posted Mon Aug 5, 2013, 4:47am
Subject: Re: Yard Sale Find
 

I've not replaced or modified anything yet, but I do feel it's an upgrade over the HB. Even with the persurized basket and crema enhancer still in place it does pull a decent shot, and it's construction is much more sturdy and just a bit better overall. Cup warmer does a better job and so far it just feels more sturdy, and solid overall. Once I get some of the mods, it might turn into a pretty nice thermoblock machine.
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