What is your most personally lusted after espresso machine??

Just as the above title states. If you could have any espresso machine for yourself right now, which one would it be and why.

Below is the one I've had my eye on for a couple months now...


^that's a refurbished 1950's Conti Empress lever from Orphan Espresso. Almost every day I visit their site just to ogle over it one more time, and to see if anyone's bought it yet.
Personally I think their asking price is a bit extreme, even after it was dropped a whole thousand bucks. If it were a Faema Mercurio from the same time period then yeah, I think it could definitely fetch what their asking... hey maybe even then some. Btw I predict that it'll end up selling for just shy of two grand.

Vintage levers FTMFW baby!

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Wes Russell said:
Mine, the classic Marzocco GS paddle group, PID'd of course!

Gery,
If I'm going to drewl(sp) I will need a pic.
JoeR

Gery Bastiani said:
Would love to have either a Quick Mill Anita which is a HX model or the Alexia with the PID option. But then there's the Salvatore Black One.
The machine does look great. I would also fancy an old vintage machine but two grand is still alot
I am very happy with my 3 group Rapallo lever...all our future cafes are going to be lever machines...but would like a 4 group. I would also be real keen to try some of the older levers such as the classic Contis as mentioned.
Alun,
Could we get you to post a picture of your Rapallo lever?
JoeR

Alun Evans said:
I am very happy with my 3 group Rapallo lever...all our future cafes are going to be lever machines...but would like a 4 group. I would also be real keen to try some of the older levers such as the classic Contis as mentioned.
Will do so joseph, its at the cafe let me send / post tomorrow
Ok, I changed my mind... Only thing I would change is the shipping address.

This is off the Marzocco blog BTW.
Did anyone see that triple boiler LM GS-1 for sale on both this forum and Craigslist Seattle? That thing is beyond cool! Maybe its owner can chime in?? :)

Jeff,
Do you know the approximate vintage of this beauty?
Joseph


Jeff Jaworski said:
Did anyone see that triple boiler LM GS-1 for sale on both this forum and Craigslist Seattle? That thing is beyond cool! Maybe its owner can chime in?? :)


I luckily have my dream machine! It's so classy and rocks The Shops socks off! I made a minor modification, replaced 1 steam wand with a Mirage wand for smoother milk texture. Each grouphead has its own heat restricter so I can lower/raise temp for a guest espresso or single origin shots. I have had the pleasure to work on 2 and 3 group Mirage lever machines, no Speedster yet! The thing I miss most about working on a Mirage is the foot pedal, love it!!miss it!!
Faema Legend is awesome!! I'm really glad you brought that one up. The single group version has always been one of my most lusted after machines! Unfortunately for me though its price tag, to put it *lightly*, is uber steep(as in nearly six grand $$$).

I had this machine in the Jubelie model. I spelled it wrong. Very nice machines. This model of yours looks like a few steps up from mine. There was a couple of factory flaws so Delano's replaced it with a full two year warrenty on a new Aurelia two group. I have to say. It was a step up.

Phoebe Aceto said:


I luckily have my dream machine! It's so classy and rocks The Shops socks off! I made a minor modification, replaced 1 steam wand with a Mirage wand for smoother milk texture. Each grouphead has its own heat restricter so I can lower/raise temp for a guest espresso or single origin shots. I have had the pleasure to work on 2 and 3 group Mirage lever machines, no Speedster yet! The thing I miss most about working on a Mirage is the foot pedal, love it!!miss it!!

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