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Jmagoulas
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 4:18pm
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Looking at various espresso machines and came upon this on Craigslist. The owner said he isn't sure of the brand and no markings.... Wondering what the guru's over here think.  Thanks everyone!

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 5:34pm
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14 views and nothing. I know it's hard....
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 11:25pm
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not sure, someone may recognise the facia, but give it time - expecting a lightning response 45 minutes after posting your query is being pretty optimistic. It's a pretty standard newish commercial 2 group, and quite clean if the one picture is any indication. Are you set up for a 220vac commercial machine? Home use, or business?

The seller is a bit clueless if you ask me. They have it listed on eBay twice:
Click Here (www.ebay.com)  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Expresso-coffee-machine-/121175851178?pt=BI_Hot_Beverage_Brewers&hash=item1c36a4c0aa

as well as the craigslist.


edit: seller is an ditz when he says there is no tags. there is a label visible is the picture that clearly says coffeestuff. a quick google pulls up a x-ref to crossroads espresso. imported and rebadged machines to the best of my knowledge. Much like Mr Espresso machines/grinders here in the Bay Area. Someone else should be able to fill in the gaps.

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Posted Sat Sep 14, 2013, 12:09am
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The styling of this machine seems to give it away as a Rio/Astoria/CMA machine. The logographs on the knobs, their placement, and that big "0/1" power switch in the brew area seems to particularly scream Astoria. If you look closely at the PF, the orientation of the "ears" is tilted at an angle, typical of CMA Machines. CMA Machines were often rebadged, going under the names Rio, Astoria, and Brasilia, to name a few. It looks like a nice find if everything checks out.
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