Just got my Andreja Premium and Macap M4 doserless last Thursday from ChrisCoffee.com A couple of small issues but they have been responsive and will be taking care of me (waiting for the shipment...will update).
I had a Starbucks Buon Caffe 330 for 10 years and then didn't drink espress drinks, because it was a pretty bad machine. Then tried a couple other machines such as a Delonghi for about $400. My last 4 machines in the last year and a half were Breville 800esxl. I don't know why, but various problems.....luckily I got them at Bed Bath and Beyond. Returned the last one and the wife got a new KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer, in tangerine, of course.
The Andreja and Macap reside in the space that used to be a double oven. We removed that old frigidaire double oven, finished it out, changed the 220 volt 30 amp line to a 110 volt 20 amp, added a shelf for the microwave and also a coffe bar.
My father in law built a rectangular cart with a 1/2 inch lip all around and we placed in on bearing slides. So, the cart is pulled back when not it use, and when needed it slides out 12 inches to make units more accessible for grind / brew, etc. etc.
One thing that I installed last night was a "Wok Wand" also known as a "pot filler." You can see it in the upper left corner. The water is off when its 90 degrees off base, or flat against the wall. When I move the wand handle straight forward water comes out. I also hooked this us to the reverse osmosis water filter with 3/8" line. This is how I will be filling the unit....just move the cup holder up a bit, move the wand, wait 30 seconds, move wand back. Anybody else think about doing this, or am I OCD? (or too cheap to get the auto-fill water connect kit?
Let me know what you think...
Darren from Lake Jackson, TX