Odyssey Argos owner experience

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MASONMAN
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#1: Post by MASONMAN »

Odyssey Espresso Argos finally arrived!

I'll write more as I get used to the new machine but initial impression is even better than hoped! This has been an almost 2 year wait (August '21). Fit and finish are top notch. Very well thought out. Pleasantly surprised as I was expecting it to be a little rough around the edges for a completely new product. Only pulled three shots so far and all have been very good. I need to fine tune my prep as I am used to a La Pavoni with smaller diameter basket. The footprint /size of the machine is smaller than expected (in a good way) and feels very solid. See pics compared to La Pavoni. Excited to begin this journey with a brand new machine.










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#2: Post by TenLayers »

You're number 1!!!

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#3: Post by bgn »

Wow! Finally!! Glad the first impressions are positive. Hope to be here myself by Christmas (2023).

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#4: Post by davidhunternyc »

Very exciting. The Argos is THE most anticipated espresso machine of 2023. I can't wait to read the reviews and watch videos as they start rolling in. Time to get the popcorn!

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#5: Post by Juju »

Awesome, beautiful machine! Looking forward to your comparison with the Pavoni as these two machines are also my current and future setup :)

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#6: Post by neydor »

On the third pic, is the dial on the boiler cap showing water residues (foggy)?

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#7: Post by spressomon »

Couple questions:
Are back-to-back shots possible or how long between shots must you wait for the group to "cool down"?

Same question after steaming: How long of a wait after steaming until the group is cooled down and ready to make espresso?

Lastly, is the lever easily disconnected (for mobile/travel carry)?

Thanks in advance!
No Espresso = Depresso

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#8: Post by travis_rh »

spressomon wrote:Couple questions:
Are back-to-back shots possible or how long between shots must you wait for the group to "cool down"?

Same question after steaming: How long of a wait after steaming until the group is cooled down and ready to make espresso?
If I'm remembering correctly, I thought Ross mentioned at some point, somewhere, that it was capable of 5 shots. Maybe that was simply before needing a refill. I'll try to dig through update emails and whatnot to see whether I can clarify that.

Edit:
In a recent update email he mentioned, "We ensure the peak temperature of 4 shots in a row all lies within 2C of the set temperature. This accuracy is achieved with what we call a "perfect pull" where all of the air is bled out of the air release valve in the piston as explained in our unboxing video."

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#9: Post by davidhunternyc »

spressomon wrote:Couple questions:
Are back-to-back shots possible or how long between shots must you wait for the group to "cool down"?
This is the million dollar question. Is the grouphead temp stabilized for back-to-back shots? If it is, the Argos could be an Olympia Cremina killer.

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#10: Post by Jeff »

The shot temperature is stabilized, as I understand it. At least as I think of the control system, when the group head is cooler, the boiler temperature is higher, and vice versa. Within reason, I don't care what temperature the group head is running, just what is happening in the basket.