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Arafel

#7751: Post by Arafel »

michael wrote:What was the wait time on the specht 8)
7.5 months, though some of that was them getting the base machines from LM. I ordered in January, they said it should be there in May, and it got there in June. There was also a delay because their normal EMP pump was on backorder, and they found a replacement that is supposed to be more durable. I got the machine within two months of them getting the base units from Italy.

andrewx

#7752: Post by andrewx »

After using an ECM Synchronika and Ceado E37s for many years, upgrading wasn't something on my mind but I stumbled upon two Franke ecolinos in need of repair for cheap and suddenly found myself installing it in the kitchen in place of the ECM Synchronika I'd used for all those years. Soon I'll be completely gutting the kitchen and sticking the Fanke ecolino right next to a fridge in hopes of getting a one-step bean to cup machine for those situations where a bunch of drinks need to be prepared in rapid fashion.

Does it produce the absolutely best cup of coffee? No. Does it produce a extremely repeatable result with minimal effort in in a very compact footprint? YES!



This ecolino (and the 2nd machine I am rebuilding) date back to 2002 and sport pre-2009 "Seattle's Best Coffee" branding on the rear panel. As shown on the display, there are about 32,000 cycles reported on this machine.

Plinyyounger

#7753: Post by Plinyyounger »


I have drunk the koolaid. Pigs fly and He?? has frozen over, lol
Family, coffee and fun.

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slybarman

#7754: Post by slybarman »

andrewx wrote:After using an ECM Synchronika and Ceado E37s for many years, upgrading wasn't something on my mind but I stumbled upon two Franke ecolinos in need of repair for cheap and suddenly found myself installing it in the kitchen in place of the ECM Synchronika I'd used for all those years. Soon I'll be completely gutting the kitchen and sticking the Fanke ecolino right next to a fridge in hopes of getting a one-step bean to cup machine for those situations where a bunch of drinks need to be prepared in rapid fashion.

Does it produce the absolutely best cup of coffee? No. Does it produce a extremely repeatable result with minimal effort in in a very compact footprint? YES!

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This ecolino (and the 2nd machine I am rebuilding) date back to 2002 and sport pre-2009 "Seattle's Best Coffee" branding on the rear panel. As shown on the display, there are about 32,000 cycles reported on this machine.
i like it. it's not something you will see in many houses. the Panera by my office used Franke machines.

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Chert

#7755: Post by Chert »

andrewx wrote:... I stumbled upon two Franke ecolinos in need of repair for cheap and suddenly found myself installing it in the kitchen in place of the ECM Synchronika I'd used for all those years. Soon I'll be completely gutting the kitchen and sticking the Franke ecolino right next to a fridge in hopes of getting a one-step bean to cup machine for those situations where a bunch of drinks need to be prepared in rapid fashion.

Does it produce the absolutely best cup of coffee? No. Does it produce a extremely repeatable result with minimal effort in in a very compact footprint? YES!

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This ecolino (and the 2nd machine I am rebuilding) date back to 2002 and sport pre-2009 "Seattle's Best Coffee" branding on the rear panel. As shown on the display, there are about 32,000 cycles reported on this machine.
I don't recall a tear down - rebuild thread for one of those.

Share one with us, why don't you?
LMWDP #198

coyote-1

#7756: Post by coyote-1 »



Humble in any book, and especially so compared to so many of y'all. Nonetheless, I'm getting really good espresso from it.

Between the modified (stepless) Urbanic 070s grinder and the Krups Novo 2300 machine is a Cuisinart Coffee Center. Nice for 'morning' coffee shared with the family, and great for guests who like k-cups. I made a WDT from .35 printer cleaning needles and a wine cork. Also not pictured is my unpressurized basket.

andrewx

#7757: Post by andrewx »

slybarman wrote:i like it. it's not something you will see in many houses. the Panera by my office used Franke machines.
Yeah, I've heard that Panera uses Franke machines. Never been to one and seen a Franke in operation before.
Chert wrote:I don't recall a tear down - rebuild thread for one of those.

Share one with us, why don't you?
I was thinking about doing that, wasn't too sure what the level of interest in super-automatics is.. given that the consumer version gives a rather bad reputation for anything automatic. I'll get a thread going soon. If nothing else there's a ton of engineering and complexity in these machines largely unparalleled by more manual counterparts.

LineaMurphy

#7758: Post by LineaMurphy »



I've been stalking the forum for years on and off as my hobby grows, but finally setup an account and first post. Started with a Saeco Superauto many years ago, moved to a Breville Oracle, then a La Spaziale S1/Rocket Faustino, and most recently upgraded to a LMLM and HeyCafe H1 grinder. I've had the machine for about a month and just recently acquired the new grinder so still adjusting to the new setup. Cheers!

LaNovice1982
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#7759: Post by LaNovice1982 »

It all started when my wife wanted a Breville Barista Express for Christmas, and I said just save me room on the counter for my coffee pot and Maxwell House lol. Three years later I'm a latte junkie and we have our perfect setup (for us). We have learned so much from this forum, and watching hundreds of videos, now we just keep honing our craft of making great espresso!

Brian H.

jz_coffee
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#7760: Post by jz_coffee »

Newest edition as of yesterday is the Kafatek Monolith Flat with SSW burrs. Used the Robot for about a year before upgrading to the Decent (which I love). Very happy with this setup and focusing on getting better at roasting atm. Cheers! -Jon