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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Jul 2007

    Please Critique A Noob's Esprsso Machine Choice

    We'll be opening a new 1 window coffee drive-thru soon. This is our first coffee venture and thus want to take some of the guesswork (skill?) out of providing a consistent product this time around. So, we've "just about" chosen the Nuova Simonelli Master Coffee 1 gr superautomatic machine.

    Will this machine keep up with a 100-150 cup/day business? It obviously provides no redundancy, is this an issue?



  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Yes it will do 150 cups a day without any problem. I'm not a big fan of the Master line. Mostly its a very stripped down version of the XS. 1 boiler with a very small element, only 1 grinder, and very few drink settings.

    You might want to look at other machines that will give you more bang for your buck. La Cimbali just introduced its entry level M1.

    2 hoppers, about the same size boiler and element. You can add a TurboSteam arm for about a grand. They list around $10,500 but you will want to call for a real number.

    Rancilio Ergo has a dual boiler setup, 2 hoppers, and big element. They start around the upper $12K section. ... ategory=32
    Have you ever walked through the aisle of your local grocer and smelled the death of a dying bean?

  3. #3
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    Mar 2006
    Look at the two group Simonelli Aurelia, under 10K and performs beautifully.



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