EspressoFest 2006 Hands-on Equipment

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#1: Post by HB »

Pro equipment:
  • La Marzocco Linea 2-group (stock)
  • Astoria Gloria (installed this week, no details)
  • Three Mazzer Majors
Home equipment:
  • Elektra A3 (graciously loaned by Bob Barraza)
  • Expobar Brewtus
  • Quickmill Anita
  • Quickmill Vetrano
  • Olympia Cremina 2002
  • Fiorenzato Colombina (tentative)
  • Rancilio Silvia (Eric's thermocouple adapter)
  • Mr. Wizard's prototypes (don't ask, it's a surprise)
  • Versalab M3 grinder
  • Macap M4 stepless
  • Mazzer Mini
  • Super Jollys
  • Macap MXK (conical)
  • Macap auto-tamper
  • Thermofilter / Flukes (Greg)
Unfortunately the Synesso Cyncra 1-group won't be coming. There may be some other last-minute additions.
Dan Kehn

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#2: Post by HB (original poster) »

Good news lever fans, I've negotiated the furlough of the Olympia Cremina from Steve's kitchen for EspressoFest:

(From Olympia Cremina 2002: The evolution of design)

Of course, anyone planning to actually touch it is expected to wear cotton gloves. Many thanks to Jim at 1st-line equipment for the loaner!
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#3: Post by lino »

At Dan's urging, I'm posting a teaser.

Just got this working, it'll be at espresso fest - hopefully still working...

patent pending




#4: Post by lennoncs »


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#5: Post by HB (original poster) »

Thanks Lino for sharing a glimpse of your project (codename Flux Capacitor)! Sean has his own project, codename Monolith. You can see both in action during the Mr. Wizard's Lab session and also during the adhoc track. Bring your cameras boys and girls, nobody will believe you otherwise. :shock:
Dan Kehn

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#6: Post by NewEnglandCliff »

What the....?!!! How'd you get that out of Area 51?

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#7: Post by Ozark_61 »

Geeze Lino - awesome! Looks like a cross between Alien and T2 - a real beast!

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#8: Post by TRH »

Lino and Sean,

For those who could not make it to Espressofest, can you provide some details on the espresso machines you brought ? I'm really interested in any details your are willing to share.

Sean - is the 'monolith' a modified Brewtus?

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#9: Post by luca »

Okay, it's a while back now, but I'm still interested to hear about Lino's cool looking contraption. Especially if it has a grate over the drip tray now ;P
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#10: Post by Ozark_61 »

This is an old thread - but I'd also like to hear about Lino's flying machine ---