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TomC
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#3331: Post by TomC »

Welcome to HB!

The Mini Gaggia was I think the first 58mm group manual (non-spring related) espresso machine on the market. I had one for a little while. It's only shortcoming is the lack of steaming with its open boiler design.
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espresomania

#3332: Post by espresomania » replying to TomC »

Thanx.
Yes, it's about the Gaggia Mini with 58 group, it's open boiler and it has even 2 spring ,(extra spring) makes around 7bar. I also mounted the PID controller.
For me it is one of the best tool for espresso.



renatoa

#3333: Post by renatoa »

TomC wrote:Welcome to HB!

The Mini Gaggia was I think the first 58mm group manual (non-spring related) espresso machine on the market. I had one for a little while. It's only shortcoming is the lack of steaming with its open boiler design.
No spring ? :?
Then why I say, when extracting... "Look, ma', no hands !" :lol:

zan

#3334: Post by zan » replying to renatoa »

"Look, ma', no hands !" ... "Look, ma', no TEETH !"

Spanish Aplimont MiniGaggia had only one spring, models open boiler and models with steam wand.
http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/m_aplimont_eng.htm

The French Pierre Cardin I think it was the same.
http://machines.cafeslevier.free.fr/gag ... ardin.html

Very nice machines.

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sonnylowe
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#3335: Post by sonnylowe »

I finally have a CT2 on my Coffee Bar :mrgreen:

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doubleOsoul

#3336: Post by doubleOsoul »

I have missed this thread. The Mercurio is gorgeous :D

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FotonDrv

#3337: Post by FotonDrv »

sonnylowe wrote:I finally have a CT2 on my Coffee Bar :mrgreen:

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Was the CT-2 worth the wait? How is it with repeated shots?
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JoJo

#3338: Post by JoJo »

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My Faema Mercurio 1954

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#3339: Post by zix »

Gorgeous Mercurio!
And the CT-2 is beautiful as always, sonnylowe, I can already feel how your coffee will taste... so good.
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sonnylowe
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#3340: Post by sonnylowe »

FotonDrv wrote:Was the CT-2 worth the wait? How is it with repeated shots?
It was definitely worth the wait. There is something special about pulling shots on such a beautiful piece of art. I find the shots are more consistent on the CT2 than any other small lever I have used. I do give the machine a little extra time for the temperature to stabilize (about 20 minutes), but once it has, it is on point, shot after shot.
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