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13 years 4 months ago #3194 by Jfdup
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Hi, as you can see from the title I am looking at buying an espresso setup (machine & grinder).
My budget is around 500-600 for both.....Here is a short list of potentials...Saeco Aroma....Gaggia espresso color, pure or baby black.

For the grinder I was thinking a Baratza Maestro plus or the Virtuoso...


Let me know what you think I should get...Any other suggestion is obviously welcome.

thanks!:)
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13 years 4 months ago #3195 by colin
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At that price point, I would totally go for the Baratza Virtuoso - as the grinder... because it is up for the job... and espresso machine wise... well, anything by Gaggia or the Saeco Aroma.

I lean slightly towards the Gaggia line because they have the 58MM portafilters (commercial size) and make better double shots.
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13 years 4 months ago #3196 by Jfdup
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thanks for the advice!

What kind of Gaggia do you think I should get? I like the gaggia color or the pure but since it's new I couldn't find any reviews on it..

Also do you know of any good coffee supplier in the Maritimes (I'm in Moncton, NB)
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13 years 4 months ago #3198 by Jfdup
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Hey guys!

just thought I would let you know that I've just ordered a gaggia color with a Rancillio rocky doserless! Can't wait to have them! I'll keep you posted on my first impressions.

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13 years 4 months ago #3199 by dave54ca
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Hello jfdup,

I was just wondering where you ordered your equipment from and why?

Thanks,

Dave
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13 years 4 months ago #3200 by Jfdup
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Hey dave,

I ordered them from creativecookware because they had a promotion (free espesso cups, stainless steel cup for milk, coffee beans and shipping). I was also looking at espressotec but decided to go with creative (it also seemed that the color was still on pre order with them so)

I dont know if I made the right choice but I really liked the color and after comparing the performance of the color,doser and pure, I could not really find anything that different with all of them so...

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