LATrapp wrote:Does anyone know where you can find a list of authorized LM dealers (in the US) for the Mini? I couldn't find one on their website.
Also, is the width of 14 inches measured at the footprint or at the widest point at the top? EDIT: looking at the pictures again, it looks like the top is the same width as the base, correct?
From what I can tell LM is trying to sell machines direct through their new "Home" program, but there are a few dealers out there, including Clive Coffee, Seattle Coffee Gear, EPNW, and Chris Coffee. Also looks like the Mexico distributor may be just over the border from you.
The width is 14" at the top (widest point). The bottom is narrower - the frame is 11.5" wide and the drip tray sticks out a little past the frame and is 12.75" wide. The overall narrowness of the machine is one of the things I like about it - does not take up a lot of counter space. But keep in mind that it is 21" deep, which is deeper than a lot of other machines in this class.
IMAWriter wrote:I'm glad you're taking a bit more time before delving into the less quantifiable (more subjective) criteria, like shot descriptors, crema, pour characteristics, etc. Chris Tacy covered that well, but , well, he's a PROFESSIONAL. it will be nice to hear your take when you feel you're totally up to speed.
That's the plan, but like you say Chris Tacy covered it well so I don't know how much I'll be able to add. Thanks for the suggestion about the Cafelat XT portafilter, I'll have to check it out.