HB wrote:I've only see the Mini Verticale at the Elektra booth at SCAA conferences and on the web:
We haven't actually seen the MV yet. Is it as stunning in person as on the photos?
I haven't seen a lengthy writeup of the Mini Verticale, but Mark approached thesis-level detail in his Microcasa Semi Automatica
, much of which should apply to your machine.
We always wanted an espresso machine in the Belle Epoque design but never saw one that would fit the space and practical requirements of our home. After learning about the MV it was Mark's write-up about the SA, a very helpful sales manager of Elektra Australia and finally Chris' account of his visit to the Elektra factory in Italy that gave us the confidence to go ahead with the purchase.
We were a little concerned at first about the MV not being a HX machine, but since we mostly drink straight espresso this should not be of big concern to us.
I'll post pictures and a report as soon as we have it installed.