thebean said:Does anyone have one of these machines? looking for a 2 head reasonable machine for startup coffe shop. Saw a emerald city dealer that sells these and runs 3995 for a 2 head - anyone have any of these or used them. any help appreciated
cafemakers said:The used La Marzoccos have other problems. If the message above refers to the huge batch of machines that were liquidated from Starbucks, consider that substantial repair costs may be necessary just to return the system to working order. Beyond that, these systems are the most heavily used on the planet for the 5 or 10 years they were in service before Starbucks discarded them; even in a best case scenario, there's very little to no useable life remaining
regardless of what the experts, consultants, and dealers may tell you.
cafemakers said:regardless of what the experts, consultants, and dealers may tell you.
Perhaps I should rephrase my response lest anyone misunderstand my motivation. Having reviewed the many options available, I have decided to install a new La Marzocco in my own new coffee shop, because I believe that it will be the most cost effective and efficient solution.
Others can take whatever advice they wish from my actions...