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Topic: New American-Made Espresso Machine (10 msgs / 242 lines)
1) From: ginny
that one, ok. looking for that wet dream machine??

2) From: ginny
I think they are priced out of the realm of us common folk. But I will check. I am sure they would be super in a cafe

3) From: Gene Smith
Found it in the archives...puff, puff...I looked through April by topics 
and couldn't find it.  I couldn't remember the subject line which was:
+... a coffee nerd's shining wet dream.
All I could remember was that it was posted by someone I remembered as not 
being a frequent contributor to the list...so I searched all of April again 
by Author and looked for entries with only one or two messages.  Bingo!
Bill Morgan asked, "Have any of you Seattle folks checked it out yet?"
...and posted this URL:http://www.victrolacoffee.net/archives/2005/04/synesso-cyncra/Surprisingly, no one responded...or even indicated they'd had a look. 
Looks mighty fine to me.  I think I will email them and find out by how 
many thousands of dollars I'm not able to afford it.
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

4) From: Gene Smith
Well, I am a bit surprised at the lack of interest on this list in it.  It 
seems to be a quite remarkable machine and worth consideration...and yet, 
here in the home of the God Shot and espresso machine oneupsmanship into 
the stratospheric realms of expensive machinery, no one even commented.
Did everyone go and look and find it beneath their notice to comment?
Is eveyone so invested in their Sylvias, Livias, Trivias and Bolivias that 
they just don't want to hear a discouraging word?
I have emailed them and when I find out anything concrete I'll report it 
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
From: "Gene Smith" 
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 8:18 PM
Sure they're worth consideration for commercial applications. Kick butt 
precise PID brew temp controlled to 0.5 dual 1.9L brew 3.2L steam boiler 
dream workshorse. And priced to make an Andreja Premium seem cheap in 
comparison. They aren't targeting the semi-commercial home market but you 
could get one. Be aware they're direct plumbed only, the 110v single group 
model requires 19.5A, weighs only 106lb. So if anyone IS considering for 
home application have a dedicated 20A circuit installed and know where it'll 
go and get the plumbing work done...
Silly comment, see above.
Here's Synesso's URL http://www.synesso.com/index.shtmlwith about all the 
detailed spec's you'll likely want and here's their phone number if you have 
questions Tel: 206-764-0600  Fax: 206-764-0601
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

6) From: Bob Baker
The 2 group is $8200 which is very much inline with many other machines on  
the market and
thousands less than the foo foo commercial super autos, and half the price  
of the
high end German machines.
I think I found my next machine....look like they're built like a tank  
Going to do some more reseach...
miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
"Gene Smith"

7) From: Bob Baker
Forgot to mention the single group is $6400 in 110v or 220...

8) From: Dennis Parham
well...Id rather have that Mistral one.... thats a LOOKER! hehe this 
thing it kinda.. ok... to me that is... not to aesthetically pleasing 
and as we all know... coffee should evoke ALL the senses! even site!! 
HA! lol
Dennis Parham
On Apr 18, 2005, at 8:27 AM, ginny wrote:

9) From: AlChemist John
OK, I want to throw this out there.  It is the anti-looker.  Versalab M3 
espresso machine.  http://www.versalab.com/server/coffee/m3.html  I had numerous shots from it this weekend at the SCAA conference.  It 
really is everything it claims to be IMO.  Amazing control and 
reproducibility and by far, it gave me the #1 best espresso I have ever 
had.   Last year after Jim S. commented about it, a number of people 
po-po'ed the appearance.  After tasting the shots from it, he could put it 
in a cardboard box and I would not care.  And yes, it is expensive, but it 
is no worse really than any of these other commercial units really.
And just to cross link topic threads (Grinder experiment) his grinder http://www.versalab.com/server/coffee/grinder.htmladdresses this exact 
issue of leaving grounds behind.  It is designed to empty out every time.
Sometime around 08:25 4/18/2005, Dennis Parham typed:
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

10) From: J.W.Bullfrog
AlChemist John wrote:
FYI, thats one sweet grinder and on my 'If  I get rich list'. (which of 
course is a relative term (and no I don't mean a dead rich uncle))
Life in the fast lane ......
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It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

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