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    Advice Needed

    I am a new manager of a small college campus coffee shop. We are trying to purchase a semi-auto espresso machine on a small budget. Has anyone used/heard of the brand Astoria? Any suggestions on what brands to look at? Are the websites which review espresso machines?
    Thanks for your assistance.

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    Try selecting "search" then key in the word Astoria. Plenty of articles to read.

    Best,

    Andrew

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    Hey Lady Poverty:

    What kind of volume do you anticipate? In my opinion the Astoria is not a bad machine if you are planning on doing small amounts of coffee, whereas, there are other machines a little more, but better suited to handle larger volumes. Some machines I might recommend would include WEGA, La Marzocco, and La San Marco. I would caution you though, do not base your decision on price alone. That could be a mistake. Find out what your needs are going to be, then base your pricing according to the features that each machine offers.
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    Thanks for the advice!

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    You bet
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    CMA private labels both the Wega and the Astoria. The guts in both machines are practically the same. How is it the Wega is better then the Astoria?
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    astoria is a good machine

    astoria is one of the best units out there . it is owned by C.M.A.
    cma also owns rio and wega. ask if you have any questions

 

 

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