Canadian stores for espresso machines

Recommendations for buyers and upgraders from the site's members.
Petrus

#1: Post by Petrus »

hi fellow canucks,

Where do you recommend buying an espresso machine? I am thinking Lelit, so many places carry them. I don't mind buying online.

Has anyone recently purchased a Lelit bianca? The list price is the same everywhere but how much wiggling room do you think the stores have?

thanks

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Spitz.me

#2: Post by Spitz.me »

Idrinkcoffee.com is about the best place near Toronto - it's in Milton.

No other place gives you as much selection that I know of.
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Beewee

#3: Post by Beewee »

Petrus wrote:hi fellow canucks,

Where do you recommend buying an espresso machine? I am thinking Lelit, so many places carry them. I don't mind buying online.

Has anyone recently purchased a Lelit bianca? The list price is the same everywhere but how much wiggling room do you think the stores have?

thanks
I see you already have an S1 Mini. If you're looking for something capable of profiling, it may be worth looking into the Decent machines.

As for getting a deal, often times manufacturers will have a minimum advertised price that they set for all retailers but you may be able to get a better deal if you ask. Another way to get around the price limitations is to get the machine with some accessories and ask for a discount on the accessories. Seeing that you'd be moving from. 53mm to 58mm portafilter, you could ask for tampers, baskets, etc.

guill_019

#4: Post by guill_019 »

I also recommend idrinkcoffee.com
I bought my espresso machine and grinder from them.
The espresso machine came on a wood pallet to ensure safe shipping.

They often have 10% sale but if I remember well Lelit are excluded from those promo.
You can at least collect rewards points (100$ value for the Bianca).

This machine is also included in their VIM program, means 2 years warranty and 2 ways shipping included if any repairs are needed during this period.

pcdawson

#5: Post by pcdawson »

+1 for idrnkcoffee - nothing but excellent experiences for me. Espresso works in Calgary and Cafetech in Edmonton are also great to deal with IMHO.

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redbone
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#6: Post by redbone »

Within the G.T.A. Espressoplanet also has a good selection.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
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Nunas
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#7: Post by Nunas »

+1 IDC. But if you happen to be on the left coast and want a more local supplier, then Zcafe.

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Spitz.me

#8: Post by Spitz.me »

redbone wrote:Within the G.T.A. Espressoplanet also has a good selection.
Good call. Yes, they do!
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slipchuck

#9: Post by slipchuck »

Espresso planet has machines as well
They are in Mississauga
Oops already mentioned :oops:


Randy
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DaveWCII

#10: Post by DaveWCII »

There's also Caffe Tech & Creative Coffee. I've bought from both in the past with good luck.