Marshall wrote:They would have learned, among other things, that it should not be bought without a timer.
I think that is a bit harsh: the same could be said of (almost) all E61 machines, certainly single and dual boiler ones. cafeIKE has already pointed out that 52 minutes is normal for a Vibiemme E61, so they are no different. Do you now offer the same advice to all E61 purchasers?
LeoZ wrote:hows the coffee taste?
To me, it is vastly better than my old Andreja Premium. However, I accept quite a bit of the responsibility for this, since I never quite got the hang of the flush amounts and rebound times (the UK version is quite slow to rebound). I also find it to be distinctly better that a friends old Alex MKII (who now also has a Duetto). He was much better with the Alex than I was with the Andreja. He also thinks that the Duetto produces a better shot than the previous Alexes.
All the best,