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Cuppacino Machines

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Judo_boy_48, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Judo_boy_48

    Judo_boy_48 Senior Member

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    Anyone know of any good cuppacino machines? I want one that makes a little but more then a cup full but I dont want a whole damn coffee pot sized one. Just wondering if anyone here had any experiences with any.
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    lmao, cuppacino?


    sorry homie, but i hope you weren't searching on google for it spelled like that
     
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    Judo_boy_48 Senior Member

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    I have no damn idea how to spell it. I am going to go look in the store and stuff but I just wanted to know if anyone had any good or bad experiences with certian brands.
     
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    I have no personal experience, but I do think they're a total waste of time.
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    well this is how i see it- I've only had experience with the super expensive ones though- but in general, the less on the machine that's automatic the better

    i'd rather open a valve and steam my own milk and i'd rather load and unload my own grinds

    try to find a machine with the most metal in it, and the most manual features IMO
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    search ebay for a GAGGIA CLASSIC.

    I own a GAGGIA BABY.

    They run anywhere between 200 and 400 bucks. They make a high quality, Espresso stand-like quality, but at home. The internals are a thick aluminum boiler, solenoids, valves, and a 17 bar pump.

    The wand shoots out either steam or hot water, and the shots are awesome!!! It is a great home machine. The difference between this machine and a commercial machine is simple. You cannot brew shots and steam milk at the same time, since it is a single head, single boiler system. This adds a couple of minutes to the process, but does not hold up the home production line much.

    Enjoy.

    BTW, there is one small Gaggia machine that looks to be a pile. You will often see this machine go for less than $120. You are taking your chances on that one.

    You might also check out the Starbucks Barista, and the ROCKY grinder.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    We've owned a couple Barista's by starbucks, and like them a lot.

    We also have one of their regular coffee machines... Makes a killer cup if you ask me, and I hate coffee.
     
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