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kkyoon
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« on: July 13, 2010, 12:37:17 PM »

Please post with your machine finds at retail shops to help fellow forummers. ( If you have a machine for sale please post in the Deals, Deals, Deals subforum )

ETC ( the Curve )
- Gaggia Evo ( single boiler, spring valve )
- Gaggia Twin ( single boiler, solenoid valve )
- Ascaso ( single boiler, solenoid valve? )
- La Pavoni ( manual lever )
- Wega Single Group ( HX )

Robinson's Gardens
- Gaggia
- Ascaso
- Seaco superauto

Harvey Norman
- Delonghi superauto
- Krups superauto

Best Denki
- Delonghi EC155 ( stainless steel boiler )
- Ariete ( thermoblock )

Parkson
- Krups Semi-auto ( thermoblock )

Starbucks
- rebranded Seaco ( thermoblock )
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 10:18:05 PM »

Robinsons ( Gardens ) is having a sale from 15th to 18th July 2010, Ascaso Dream at RM3280 ( for card members ) or RM3530 ( non-members ). "Normal Price" is RM3680.

This unit is a single boiler / double use type with a medium sized 225cc boiler. See coffeegeek for reviews.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 10:39:41 PM »

Delonghi EC155 available in TBM in Bangsar Village list price is RM699 but I was quoted RM580. Also at Harvey Norman Pyramid for RM629.

This is a single boiler double use type unit, with a stainless steel boiler volume of I would guess 200ml. Portafilter is a little small ( ~52mm ) and made of aluminium.

Seems to have quite a following in Hong Kong:

http://translate.google.com.my/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffreshcoffeentea.no-ip.info%2Fphpbb2%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D3165%26highlight%3Dec155

Pretty decent looking shot:



If you have a unit or are thinking of getting a unit PM me - I'm intrested in seeing how this unit will perform with fresh beans ground on a good grinder.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 06:41:48 PM »

Anyone heard of Jura superauto from Switzerland?
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 09:58:37 PM »

A writeup about locally available (normal retail outlet) machines

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/5/16/sundaymetro/6264913&sec=sundaymetro
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 07:45:56 AM »

Sale on in Best Denki:

Ariete Cafe Florence RM599 ( from RM799)
Ariete Cafe Chic RM699 ( from RM899 )

Both machines have a decent 200cc sized boiler, OPV and a 58mm portafilter - my Gaggia standard basket fits. I'm arranging to review the Cafe Florence - stay tuned...
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 11:32:41 PM »

Sale on at ETC

Gaggia Evo at RM999 ( normally RM1250 ). This is a single boiler double use machine with a commercial portafilter - used carefully it can produce pretty decent shots.

Early bird promotion ( 20-22 August ) RM30 voucher per RM250 spent - can use this to buy a tamper or pitchers
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 11:02:48 PM »

The home prosumer machines that I have heard of being available in Malaysia are:-

1. VBM Double Domo Bar Jr - KF Chan

2. Nuovo Simonelli Oscar - Dankoff's

3. La Marzocco GS/3 - Classic Coffee and Beverage

I have also discovered the Silva being sold by Boncafe.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 11:10:48 PM »

recently saw these 2 machines at Best Denki, wonder anyone here has it?

Hitachi HEM-C1 RM459 (nice stainless steel body)
Ariete CremiSSimo RM699
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 08:11:06 AM »

CLM member grabulasa has/had an Ariete Cafe Chic, which is very similar to the one you mention. We did a grinder calibration session with his Ariete when his bought a new grinder - we could get decent shots from it. The portafilter was the standard 58mm size, which is good.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 09:47:04 PM »

yup, had the Ariete Cremassimo as a starter espresso kit, it does it's job quite well and if you pair it up with a grinder, you can start making rather decent espresso and lattes as well.

actually i still have the machine with me and it's still working like a charm. quite keen to let it go as i sorta upgraded, hehe. PM if you're interested Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2012, 06:55:05 PM »

Please post with your machine finds at retail shops to help fellow forummers. ( If you have a machine for sale please post in the Deals, Deals, Deals subforum )

ETC ( the Curve )
- Gaggia Evo ( single boiler, spring valve )
- Gaggia Twin ( single boiler, solenoid valve )
- Ascaso ( single boiler, solenoid valve? )
- La Pavoni ( manual lever )
- Wega Single Group ( HX )


Just wondering if any coffee lovers here knows the La Pavoni lever is still available in the Curve and what is the price? It's very far from where I stay but if it's there, then worth a trip. Hehe. Thanks alot in advanced
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2012, 09:45:11 PM »

We have the Ponte Vecchio lever on stock at solaris dutamas in kl, and the La Pavoni lever machines can be made available on order
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2012, 08:55:01 PM »

We have the Ponte Vecchio lever on stock at solaris dutamas in kl, and the La Pavoni lever machines can be made available on order

I have some question, check your pm Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 07:17:37 PM »

Dear All,

Am new and was thinking of getting a manual espresso maker at home. Read through your threads and also the article in the star and noted that there are a few machines that are less than RM700(my estimated budget) as a starter machine. I have actually went to a Harvey Norman and Jusco - Saw Phillips HD8323/08 , Krups Krups XP5240 and Delonghi DeLonghi EC 270/ EC310. Anyone care to give a bit of advice on the difference?

thanks
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