SconniLaw88 Senior Member Joined: 5 Dec 2013 Posts: 9 Location: Wisconsin Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 6:32pm Subject: New Crossland Machine soon? Or pull the trigger on cc1/vario
I am thinking of pulling the trigger on the cc1/vario combo over at seattlecoffeegear. It comes with a free bottomless portafilter this weekend with one of their daily email deals, so it really seems to be a great deal for $1k...950 after the $50 off coupon they offer as well.
Before I do, I have heard/seen rumors around the net on "new" Crossland models that might be coming out....eventually? For instance:
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 7:46pm Subject: Re: New Crossland Machine soon? Or pull the trigger on cc1/vario
It seems that no matter what we do, the next, the bigger, the better will always come out ..... next week.
There is no perfect time to get into anything. I really don't know very much at all about the NEW machine from Bill but the CC1 is a solid performing unit.
Bill puts a lot of effort into whatever he does but the heating system on that prototype scares me. I would need to watch and see a while after that comes out to see how it would turn out. He is not the first one to use a coil of copper, Breville calls theirs a Thermocoil (lots of imiganiation there huh?) I am very unimpressed with how they have used it.
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 9:14pm Subject: Re: New Crossland Machine soon? Or pull the trigger on cc1/vario
Even though a proto debuted in 2010, given the lack of current buzz the new Crossland is probably many months away from production. And, judging by its features and sophistication will almost certainly be priced well out of your range.
If you want to know when the new machine will come out and how it will be priced, your best bet is to call a big Crossland retailer like SCW and/or Chris and see if they've heard anything -- or to call (or write) Bill Crossland himself. Crossland is a straight shooter, and is pretty good about answering those sorts of questions.
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