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Thread: La SanMarco?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Jul 2005
    Pacific Northwest

    La SanMarco?

    Looks like I'm in. I'm buying a small shop that has been sadly neglected. Great location, but run without any passion for the true meaning of coffee.

    The sole machine, that seems to handle the demand, is an 8 year old La SanMarco 2 group, 240 volt.

    Anybody have an opinion of SanMarco? There is no back-up, so if it goes down, my sales go with it.


  2. #2
    Junior Member
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    May 2005
    They are good with regular maintenance.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator
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    Aug 2003
    Boca Raton
    I love them...have some one over look it and teach you how to do pm's on it and you should be good to go!
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    Re: La SanMarco?

    Quote Originally Posted by Habilus
    • sadly neglected
      8 year old
      There is no back-up, so if it goes down, my sales go with it.
    Is there anyone other than me that sees this as a disaster waiting to happen?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
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    Sep 2004
    JaVa Touring Center, Spa & Racquet Club
    It is not uncommon for a shop to have a primary but no back-up espresso machine. If you are heavily dependent, make good friends with a qualified service tech/service company. Have them do your PMs so they get to know you and your machine so if something breaks you will be at the top of the list.

    You might also want to get a Sylvia as a back-up. Consider it like a space saver spare tire. It will keep you rolling, but not fast and not for very long.
    Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water. ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674



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