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11 years 11 months ago #2704 by Louis M
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Hi Colin,

Thanks for the great review! I am afraid though I feel somewhat hanging... as a notorious fence sitter of course. The foodie in me says to go to the Rancilio but the slacker says..super automatic. I am also very mindful of my wife who might really enjoy the ease of the Saeco Talea Touch for her lattes etc.

I was wondering if you have any follow up that might give some comfort to the foodie side ? Your review is positive, but really I wonder about the quality of the pure shot. Were you able to improve it at all? Is there any superautomatic in similar price range that you prefer.. sorry for the barrage of questions!

Thanks again for a great site!
Louis

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11 years 11 months ago #2705 by colin
There is no comparing the Talea Ring plus to the Rancilio Silvia.
The TR-Plus brews \"Suiss brew\" coffee -- or pressure brewed coffee as it is often referred to. It is not quite espresso.
What it is, for the average consumer is very convenient coffee! Obviously there is less muss and fuss with the TR-Plus.
What I found about living with the Silvia and virtually every other home espresso machine - is that it is messy and sometimes hit and miss... you know: phase of the moon isn't right or the humidity is too high or low... the grind is not quite right.
This is the downside to the manual machines - there is waste.
But there is purism and joy too! ;-)

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11 years 11 months ago #2706 by Louis M
Colin, That's what I was afraid you were going to say! lol.. excellent comments and thank you. My own dilemma is whether I am a purist or a wannabe!

Louis

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11 years 11 months ago #2727 by anna9082
I have tried Saeco Talea a few times. It is very easy to use, but it DOES NOT BREW \"ESPRESSO\"
I will stick to my ECM GIOTTO

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11 years 11 months ago #2729 by Louis M
Hello Anna, Colin..
I have come out of the closet and taken the plunge as a purist! I just ordered the EMC Giotto yesterday from espressotec!

Although the ease of the superautomatic appealed to me...I could not escape the feeling that I would always wonder and regret about the trade off..

Thanks to Colin again for his help.
Louis

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11 years 11 months ago #2745 by Richard Waddel
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There are sub-menus that can be used to adjust the volume of coffee being ground on the Talea Ring Plus.

Can anybody advise how to access these sub-menus?

Richard

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