If so could be a great time to make a move. The NEW Vivaldi II by La Spaziale is coming soon with pre-orders being accepted, same price as S1. Mostly convenience tweaks like adding shot pressure gauge with the exception of tighter heater trigger being actually substantial improvement IMO. Still 1C increment settings, but now instead of heater being "triggered" when 1C low triggers 0.5C low so tighter shot temp control. Remaining stock of S1s being offered at reduced price. From HB Marketplace forum "We are also offering a CLOSE OUT SPECIAL on the remaining stock of the original Vivaldi. We are not posting the close out special on our web site, you must call to take advantage and mention you saw it on this web site." And Dan mentions "You must call for the sale price (hint: if you're thinking Brewtus, you should call Chris' Coffee first)." Which seems to imply you may be able to get an S1 for the same or possibly even less than a BII! With IMO far superior Chris' Coffee customer service compared to WLL... (quite the nightmare thread of WLL service fiascos on HB forum) Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Interesting... Id def choose the la spaz over the expobar. I love the looks of the expobar, but question its reliability, ive read of too many problems with it. Such a shame. If money isnt an issue, go for the vivaldi ii, otherwise, its not like the s1 is a bad choice. Lol.. Either way, id purchase from chriscoffee or 1st-line..