EspressoStrietman ES1 - Crazy open platform lever

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Jepy
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Postby Jepy » Jun 29, 2011, 11:30 pm

Saw this on youtube for the lever fans

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another_jim
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Postby another_jim » Jun 30, 2011, 12:46 am

Does it work, or is it a Brancusi statue? :wink:

Seriously, it is very cool looking; but I don't get the funnel at the top. Perhaps a little guided tour of how it works.

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Postby yosetl » Jun 30, 2011, 1:18 am

The brew group design looks very close to the Arrarex Caravel, although the size is different (bigger).
Any more detail info for this machine? Any website or blog review about it?
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Postby doubleOsoul » Jun 30, 2011, 1:55 am

+1
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Postby Bluecold » Jun 30, 2011, 3:18 am

His website prominently features a La Peppina and Caravel
http://www.espressostrietman.com/
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Postby peacecup » Jun 30, 2011, 3:32 am

If he gets it fine-tuned it will fill a very open niche, i.e. an open-boiler lever, not to mention a steamer. We've been waiting for it for around 5 years, since our early discussions on the benfits of open boiler machines.

If I had had the brains and wherewithal to design it I'd had flipped the lever mechanism over and added a spring. The one could pull shots and steam at the same time.

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Postby hbuchtel » Jun 30, 2011, 4:00 am

Veeeerrrrry cool. Love the portafilter.
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Postby yosetl » Jun 30, 2011, 5:25 am

Awesome! Thanks for the link Roeland. :)
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Postby peacecup » Jun 30, 2011, 7:22 am

Judging by the video, he's clearly read peacecup's (that's me) long-winded posts on pre-infusion with the Caravel (credit given Dr. Jim and the "Fellini move"). Wow, just yesterday I was expounding upon my "lever philosophy" on this thread:

Cremina Crazy

And now we are finally back on the path towards open-boiler nirvana.

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Postby donn » Jun 30, 2011, 11:09 am

But ... pardon me, maybe I should look at the video, but the piston is outside on the front? Don't the classic open boiler designs put the piston in the boiler for a reason?

(It seems to me there might be a better word than "boiler", but can't think of it right off hand.)

 
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