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Dhound
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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2010, 7:50am
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I'm looking to buy a high quality espresso machine in the GTA.  On my target list is the Vibiemme Double Domo and I notice the above store in Milton has them.  Any feedback on them?  Also any other places I should be looking?  I've looked thoruhg the post and come up with Gree Beanery, Espresso Planet and Morala.  I'd prefer to buy it locally for reasons of returns/maintenance etc.  

Thanks in advance,

Dhound
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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2010, 11:08am
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I bought a L'Elit PL-51from IDrinkCoffee.ca back in October, and was pleased enough with the experience.

I haven't needed any service, which I suppose would be the point at which we'd discover how good they really are :-).

At some point, I should replace my Saeco grinder with something newer + better, and I'd certainly consider heading out to Milton for that.  Their selection is excellent, prices seem in line with elsewhere, and while Milton's not super-close, it's not a matter of shipping to (Montreal|Wisconsin) :-).
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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2010, 11:34am
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thanks - I'm considering the Baratza Vario which they have for $459.

How's the L'elit?
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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010, 11:23am
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I purchased my Vario from them and they were good.  It didn't feel like a rushed experience and everything went smoothly.  I also havn't had to have any warranty or service work completed, so I can't speak on that.  But judging from conversations I don't think you'll have a problem.

One thing i did find though is they won't speak very positively about any machine that they DON'T carry, but I guess that's expected from any of the retailers.

 
Some people are like slinkies.  They're good for nothing but they will put a smile on your face when you push them down the stairs.
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Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010, 10:19pm
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I like the L'elit well enough...

  • The shined steel look is attractive
  • It evidently has the same "guts" (boiler and pump and such) as a Silvio
  • It's slightly smaller than a Silvio
  • Performance is considerably better than the Saeco Aroma that was its predecessor

Nothing not to like, thus far.
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Posted Sat Feb 27, 2010, 7:53am
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I've been there quite a few times - but only to purchase green coffee. From what I've seen while I'm there, I would most definitely buy equipment from them.

Gregg.
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Posted Sat Feb 27, 2010, 3:19pm
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wait... you would, or wouldn't?

 
Some people are like slinkies.  They're good for nothing but they will put a smile on your face when you push them down the stairs.
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Posted Tue Mar 2, 2010, 10:49am
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Troll Said:

wait... you would, or wouldn't?

Posted February 27, 2010 link

Ok - I corrected the post. (I started off saying "wouldn't hesitate" and changed to "would most definitely" in mid sentence).

Just to be perfectly clear - I do like what I've seen there. I've dealt with both the owner and the "other guy" (don't know if he's a partner or just works there) - both seem quite knowledgeable and friendly.  

Thanks for pointing out my ambiguity.

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Posted Tue Jul 26, 2011, 3:23pm
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I know this is an out of date thread to add to, but if people are looking for feedback/reviews of idrinkcoffee, here are my 2 cents worth...

I've tried contacting idrinkcoffee both by email and phone twice each over the last 1.5 weeks RE warranty service.  They have yet to return my calls/emails.  I was impressed by their service when purchasing the machine, but not so impressed now with their lack of service regarding machine issues.

Chris
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Posted Tue Jul 26, 2011, 3:59pm
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slow1234 Said:

I know this is an out of date thread to add to, but if people are looking for feedback/reviews of idrinkcoffee, here are my 2 cents worth...

I've tried contacting idrinkcoffee both by email and phone twice each over the last 1.5 weeks RE warranty service.  They have yet to return my calls/emails.  I was impressed by their service when purchasing the machine, but not so impressed now with their lack of service regarding machine issues.

Chris

Posted July 26, 2011 link

Literally minutes after I posted this, Slawek called from idrinkcoffee.com and he's sending a replacement machine.  I'm happier with the service now!
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