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Postby heyduke on Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:48 pm

While driving through southern Chiapas, Mexico I stopped in a small cafe outside Almentango. It was called Mi Cafe and was a gem of cafe. It had 3 espresso machine's 2 that worked. They appeared to be very old and I couldn't find a name on them. The 2 that worked was powered by propane gas. :o The 1 that didn't work had a name of Frigojon. The one they used to make my cappuccino worked very well and made excellent drink. The owner grew his own organic coffee and roasted it also. I have photo's which I will post as soon as I have time. I just had never heard of a gas powered espresso machine. Have you.
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Postby Compass Coffee on Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:30 pm

There are a number of commercial gas heated espresso machines out there, both lever and electric pump. I believe the main advantage is less electricity requirements, can be very convenient especially for mobile operation.
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Postby heyduke on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:02 am

I did not know that> I have learned something new today. Thanks!
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Postby Honu on Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:23 pm

that would be cool :)

would really love one that is a home size one to take camping that could still pull some killer shots
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Postby zin1953 on Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:18 pm

heyduke wrote:While driving through southern Chiapas, Mexico I stopped in a small cafe outside Almentango. It I just had never heard of a gas powered espresso machine. Have you.

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In addition, Rancilio, Pavoni, Astoria and many others build machines which either are, or have the option to be, powered by natural gas and/or propane.
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Postby cannonfodder on Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:37 pm

My old Faema two group had a small cutout center bottom of the backsplash. It was for the pilot light on the gas fired version.
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Postby psalati on Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:38 am

Gas Powered Lever Espresso Machine....Need!
Dear readers,
I'm looking desperately for a Butane/Propane Gas Powered Manual/Lever Espresso machine in the likes of La Cimbali, La San Marco, Conti, Italcrem, Eterna or Faema.
It's for a mobile outdoor camping gathering.
I dont seem to be able to find the gas conversion kit anywhere and even the machines are hard to come by.
Thanks
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Postby zin1953 on Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:53 pm

Your best bet is probably to contact the various vendors of these machines in the States and see if they can order one for you. It's probably not a "standard in-stock" item.
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