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Olympia Mini Matic

Postby farmroast on Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:27 pm

Just arrived, 1985 Olympia Mini Matic. 1000w 54mm
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Postby hperry on Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:35 pm

Cool. Didn't know there was a Mini Matic. What's the difference between it and the Maxi?
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Postby Javier on Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:12 pm

That is a nice family!
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Postby Bluecold on Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:57 pm

hperry wrote:Cool. Didn't know there was a Mini Matic. What's the difference between it and the Maxi?

The mini looks to be a SBDU machine instead of HX.
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Postby farmroast on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:25 pm

Bluecold wrote:The mini looks to be a SBDU machine instead of HX.

yes, it is. I figure it was a budget model attempt for Zabars NYC, I've yet to see one and it has not been used.
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Postby CoffeeOwl on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:54 pm

Bluecold wrote:The mini looks to be a SBDU machine instead of HX.

Yea. Looks like Rancilio Silvia. :)
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Postby jonny on Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:12 am

Cool! I never knew there was a third sibling in the family! Where did you find it? And you said it's unused? Keep us updated on performance and functionality. Maybe an interesting PID candidate!
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Postby SiD- on Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:29 am

CoffeeOwl wrote:Yea. Looks like Rancilio Silvia. :)

On the aesthetic side, but inside there is no OPV, no 3 way valve, 53mm portafilter, so it is much more like an old brass boiler Saeco.
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Postby orphanespresso on Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:56 am

Saw that one on ebay...good to see it pop up again. Since this generally unknown Mini has popped up, and considering the Maxi, could there possibly be a Middie? Or would it simply be called the Matic? Not a catchy name but good things come in three's so there must be another one out there somewhere! Performance??
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Postby michaelbenis on Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:56 am

Lovely machine, Ed!

And like the Minimidimaximatic, Doug. Very Austin Powers (or Tunnel to Italians)!
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