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Topic: Ben Treichel ? anyone, anyone? (7 msgs / 521 lines)
1) From: Sam Lewis
OK I found a listing on this type of  machine from back in 2003 by Ben Treichel anyone know him? He has/had the same machine I'm questioning about
Sam Lewis  wrote:    No 
   
  I'll take some photos & post. I'm guessing its an older machine from the 80's. I got some nice espresso roast beans yesterday & made a 4 shot mocha this morning & I'm still buzzin along. The machine has one knob to heat up for brewing then a brew selection & the other direction it heats up higher for steam & a steam on setting for a total of 4 selections. Plus there is a pressure or water pump gauge with a + & - control that I guess controls the amount of water pressure pumped throught the heating area. All I know is it sounds like its pumping more water when I go to the + side & less toward the - side. It makes a buzzing sound when brewing or steaming. Thanks for the reply, you are the 1st to respond, so any info. is helpful. ><>SAM><> 
RK  wrote:
          sam does it look like this.
 http://www.studiomom.nl/pagina/productbladeninventum01/ENGcafeinvento02.htm

2) From: Ed Needham
Ben's on this list, but has not posted recently.  Maybe this thread will 
bring him out of the woodwork.

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Sam,
 
Yes JW Bullfrog (Ben) was once active on the List, no haven't seen a post
from him in quite a spell. Back in April '03 he lived in Waterford, MI - 7
miles NW of Pontiac if that helps. Yes he posted way back when about an
Invento he found on eBay, asking basically the same things you are with the
same lack of information forthcoming! Considering sites like CoffeeGeek and
Home-Barista get zero hits searching Invento, not surprising there being
lack of knowledge about that machine here. 
 
Agree pictures (of both external and internals) might be helpful in
ascertaining a bit about what you have.
 
"Is this a nice machine". Did the machine hit you or display other
inappropriate behavior? (Didn't know espresso machines were nice or mean,
though of course their owners could be either or both:-)
 
"Is a good one?". Will have to check with Santa to determine if it's been
bad or good, he's got that list!
 
"...tell me the value of this machine." Highly likely worth the $10 you
paid. Beyond that it's value would be what someone else would pay you. Sure,
I'd give you $15:-)
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon 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.
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sam Lewis
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 1:22 PM
OK I found a listing on this type of  machine from back in 2003 by Ben
Treichel anyone know him? He has/had the same machine I'm questioning about
Sam Lewis  wrote: 
No 
 
I'll take some photos & post. I'm guessing its an older machine from the
80's. I got some nice espresso roast beans yesterday & made a 4 shot mocha
this morning & I'm still buzzin along. The machine has one knob to heat up
for brewing then a brew selection & the other direction it heats up higher
for steam & a steam on setting for a total of 4 selections. Plus there is a
pressure or water pump gauge with a + & - control that I guess controls the
amount of water pressure pumped throught the heating area. All I know is it
sounds like its pumping more water when I go to the + side & less toward the
- side. It makes a buzzing sound when brewing or steaming. Thanks for the
reply, you are the 1st to respond, so any info. is helpful. ><>SAM><> 
RK  wrote:
sam does it look like this.http://www.studiomom.nl/pagina/productbladeninventum01/ENGcafeinvento02.htm

4) From: Sam Lewis
Santa hooked me up with a machine that makes great espresso, good or bad...
  It does however accept responsibility for its actions by expressing some very fine java & that is the 1st step in recovery so I figure I'll keep it for some time & not make 5 bucks. Plus I'm sure if you have been on this site for more than 3yrs you must have a machine much finer than I have. Thanks for your help, but I'm not sure if you did much of that... So I must find another avenue for my quest to locate the maker of this fine machine of wonder. 
     
miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
      Sam,
   
  Yes JW Bullfrog (Ben) was once active on the List, no haven't seen a post from him in quite a spell. Back in April '03 he lived in Waterford, MI - 7 miles NW of Pontiac if that helps. Yes he posted way back when about an Invento he found on eBay, asking basically the same things you are with the same lack of information forthcoming! Considering sites like CoffeeGeek and Home-Barista get zero hits searching Invento, not surprising there being lack of knowledge about that machine here. 
   
  Agree pictures (of both external and internals) might be helpful in ascertaining a bit about what you have.
   
  "Is this a nice machine". Did the machine hit you or display other inappropriate behavior? (Didn't know espresso machines were nice or mean, though of course their owners could be either or both:-)
   
  "Is a good one?". Will have to check with Santa to determine if it's been bad or good, he's got that list!
   
  "...tell me the value of this machine." Highly likely worth the $10 you paid. Beyond that it's value would be what someone else would pay you. Sure, I'd give you $15:-)
   
    Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon 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.
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  From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sam Lewis
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 1:22 PM
OK I found a listing on this type of  machine from back in 2003 by Ben Treichel anyone know him? He has/had the same machine I'm questioning about
Sam Lewis  wrote:     No 
   
  I'll take some photos & post. I'm guessing its an older machine from the 80's. I got some nice espresso roast beans yesterday & made a 4 shot mocha this morning & I'm still buzzin along. The machine has one knob to heat up for brewing then a brew selection & the other direction it heats up higher for steam & a steam on setting for a total of 4 selections. Plus there is a pressure or water pump gauge with a + & - control that I guess controls the amount of water pressure pumped throught the heating area. All I know is it sounds like its pumping more water when I go to the + side & less toward the - side. It makes a buzzing sound when brewing or steaming. Thanks for the reply, you are the 1st to respond, so any info. is helpful. ><>SAM><> 
RK  wrote:
          sam does it look like this.
 http://www.studiomom.nl/pagina/productbladeninventum01/ENGcafeinvento02.htm

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Tough to offer specific help or information on a machine that don't have
personal knowledge of and the major coffee/espresso sites and forums have
zero information about, sorry information received wasn't what you hoped for
or expected. Of course did do some internet searching or wouldn't even know
sites and forums don't have any information.
OTH, I'll say again, post some pics of said machine's skin and guts. Then
based on knowledge of other espresso machines people may be able to make
some educated deductions about it. 
BTW, the 1st step in recovery is about admitting powerlessness and
unmanageability, accepting responsibility comes later in the steps...
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon 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.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sam Lewis
	Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 6:26 PM
	
	Santa hooked me up with a machine that makes great espresso, good or
bad...
	It does however accept responsibility for its actions by expressing
some very fine java & that is the 1st step in recovery so I figure I'll keep
it for some time & not make 5 bucks. Plus I'm sure if you have been on this
site for more than 3yrs you must have a machine much finer than I have.
Thanks for your help, but I'm not sure if you did much of that... So I must
find another avenue for my quest to locate the maker of this fine machine of
wonder. 
	   
	miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
		Sam,
		 
		Yes JW Bullfrog (Ben) was once active on the List, no
haven't seen a post from him in quite a spell. Back in April '03 he lived in
Waterford, MI - 7 miles NW of Pontiac if that helps. Yes he posted way back
when about an Invento he found on eBay, asking basically the same things you
are with the same lack of information forthcoming! Considering sites like
CoffeeGeek and Home-Barista get zero hits searching Invento, not surprising
there being lack of knowledge about that machine here. 
		 
		Agree pictures (of both external and internals) might be
helpful in ascertaining a bit about what you have.
		 
		"Is this a nice machine". Did the machine hit you or display
other inappropriate behavior? (Didn't know espresso machines were nice or
mean, though of course their owners could be either or both:-)
		 
		"Is a good one?". Will have to check with Santa to determine
if it's been bad or good, he's got that list!
		 
		"...tell me the value of this machine." Highly likely worth
the $10 you paid. Beyond that it's value would be what someone else would
pay you. Sure, I'd give you $15:-)
		 
				Pacific Northwest Gathering V
	http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htm		
		Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
		URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
	http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm		Ultimately 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.
		
		Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
	http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/			From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sam Lewis
			Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 1:22 PM
			
			OK I found a listing on this type of  machine from
back in 2003 by Ben Treichel anyone know him? He has/had the same machine
I'm questioning about
			
			Sam Lewis  wrote: 
				No 
				 
				I'll take some photos & post. I'm guessing
its an older machine from the 80's. I got some nice espresso roast beans
yesterday & made a 4 shot mocha this morning & I'm still buzzin along. The
machine has one knob to heat up for brewing then a brew selection & the
other direction it heats up higher for steam & a steam on setting for a
total of 4 selections. Plus there is a pressure or water pump gauge with a +
& - control that I guess controls the amount of water pressure pumped
throught the heating area. All I know is it sounds like its pumping more
water when I go to the + side & less toward the - side. It makes a buzzing
sound when brewing or steaming. Thanks for the reply, you are the 1st to
respond, so any info. is helpful. ><>SAM><> 
				
				RK  wrote:
					sam does it look like this.
	http://www.studiomom.nl/pagina/productbladeninventum01/ENGcafeinvento02.htm

6) From: Sam Lewis
Cool-
   
  I'll post some pics. I'm no expert on the insides, but I'll take a panel off & try not to mess up this little gem. Some how that 1st step of being powerless makes total sense now, hmm... maybe we need a Bean Anonymous. Less is more ><>SAM><>
   
miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
  Tough to offer specific help or information on a machine that don't have
personal knowledge of and the major coffee/espresso sites and forums have
zero information about, sorry information received wasn't what you hoped for
or expected. Of course did do some internet searching or wouldn't even know
sites and forums don't have any information.
OTH, I'll say again, post some pics of said machine's skin and guts. Then
based on knowledge of other espresso machines people may be able to make
some educated deductions about it. 
BTW, the 1st step in recovery is about admitting powerlessness and
unmanageability, accepting responsibility comes later in the steps...
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon 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.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sam Lewis
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 6:26 PM
Santa hooked me up with a machine that makes great espresso, good or
bad...
It does however accept responsibility for its actions by expressing
some very fine java & that is the 1st step in recovery so I figure I'll keep
it for some time & not make 5 bucks. Plus I'm sure if you have been on this
site for more than 3yrs you must have a machine much finer than I have.
Thanks for your help, but I'm not sure if you did much of that... So I must
find another avenue for my quest to locate the maker of this fine machine of
wonder. 
miKe mcKoffee wrote:
Sam,
Yes JW Bullfrog (Ben) was once active on the List, no
haven't seen a post from him in quite a spell. Back in April '03 he lived in
Waterford, MI - 7 miles NW of Pontiac if that helps. Yes he posted way back
when about an Invento he found on eBay, asking basically the same things you
are with the same lack of information forthcoming! Considering sites like
CoffeeGeek and Home-Barista get zero hits searching Invento, not surprising
there being lack of knowledge about that machine here. 
Agree pictures (of both external and internals) might be
helpful in ascertaining a bit about what you have.
"Is this a nice machine". Did the machine hit you or display
other inappropriate behavior? (Didn't know espresso machines were nice or
mean, though of course their owners could be either or both:-)
"Is a good one?". Will have to check with Santa to determine
if it's been bad or good, he's got that list!
"...tell me the value of this machine." Highly likely worth
the $10 you paid. Beyond that it's value would be what someone else would
pay you. Sure, I'd give you $15:-)
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon 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.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sam Lewis
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 1:22 PM
OK I found a listing on this type of machine from
back in 2003 by Ben Treichel anyone know him? He has/had the same machine
I'm questioning about
Sam Lewis wrote: 
No 
I'll take some photos & post. I'm guessing
its an older machine from the 80's. I got some nice espresso roast beans
yesterday & made a 4 shot mocha this morning & I'm still buzzin along. The
machine has one knob to heat up for brewing then a brew selection & the
other direction it heats up higher for steam & a steam on setting for a
total of 4 selections. Plus there is a pressure or water pump gauge with a +
& - control that I guess controls the amount of water pressure pumped
throught the heating area. All I know is it sounds like its pumping more
water when I go to the + side & less toward the - side. It makes a buzzing
sound when brewing or steaming. Thanks for the reply, you are the 1st to
respond, so any info. is helpful. ><>SAM><> 
RK wrote:
sam does it look like this.http://www.studiomom.nl/pagina/productbladeninventum01/ENGcafeinvento02.htm

7) From: miKe mcKoffee
<Snip>
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sam Lewis
<Snip>
panel off & try not to mess up this little gem.
Just be sure and use common sense safety procedures and you should be fine.
(Don't just turn-off but unplug before opening her up.)
<Snip>
maybe we need a Bean Anonymous. Less is more ><>SAM><>
(chuckling demonically while typing...)
See: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/csa12steps.htm
(also found linked from Frankie/Rosto url in my sig-tag below)
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon 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.
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