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Topic: Gaggia Classic in need of home (12 msgs / 398 lines)
1) From: Alchemist John
First off, before some well meaning soul jumps to Tom's defense, this 
message as been approved by our host.
Next, I have a gold Gaggia Classic in need of a new home.  It is in 
great shape, regular maintenance, etc.  I moved on to a pair of lever 
machines and after 3 months of never turning this one on, it moved to 
the shop.  Well, it needs someone to appreciate her.  She has a 
beautiful ridged cocoabolo handle by Les and a crotchless PF (along 
with a standard PF) and a few other items.
If anyone is looking or thinking about a good entry level machine 
drop me a line OFF LIST.  As a point of reference, it isn't SS like a 
Silvia, but has gone head to head with a couple and generally deemed 
equivalent from a shot standpoint.
It isn't going to go for dirt cheap, nor list price.  Just somewhere 
in the middle.  This is my version of upgrading - the cash will go 
into a fund I have been stashing away for a couple years, every since 
the new HX lever came out - the Gaggia Achilles.  Oh, and it won't 
come with a tamper.  Les made me a 58 mm coffee wood tamper, and it 
stays. And heck, it will fit the new Gaggia when it shows up.  But 
with Les local to me, a new tamper with it would not be a problem.
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
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I've wondered when this would happen. Can be tough for a member of the
family to leave the nest.
 
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Alchemist John
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:17 AM
First off, before some well meaning soul jumps to Tom's defense, this
message as been approved by our host.
Next, I have a gold Gaggia Classic in need of a new home.  It is in great
shape, regular maintenance, etc.  I moved on to a pair of lever machines and
after 3 months of never turning this one on, it moved to the shop.  Well, it
needs someone to appreciate her.  She has a beautiful ridged cocoabolo
handle by Les and a crotchless PF (along with a standard PF) and a few other
items.
If anyone is looking or thinking about a good entry level machine drop me a
line OFF LIST.  As a point of reference, it isn't SS like a Silvia, but has
gone head to head with a couple and generally deemed equivalent from a shot
standpoint. 
It isn't going to go for dirt cheap, nor list price.  Just somewhere in the
middle.  This is my version of upgrading - the cash will go into a fund I
have been stashing away for a couple years, every since the new HX lever
came out - the Gaggia Achilles.  Oh, and it won't come with a tamper.  Les
made me a 58 mm coffee wood tamper, and it stays. And heck, it will fit the
new Gaggia when it shows up.  But with Les local to me, a new tamper with it
would not be a problem.

3) From: Alchemist John
Oh, it's funny how hard it is, even with her sitting unused.  But 
that is no way for a good espresso machine to live.  Logan objects - 
"it's soooooo pretty".  The chrome is nice but she loves the gold.
At 07:04 10/17/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

4) From: Les
OK folks if you are looking for a well maintained espresso machine that is
in many ways better than new, get a hold of Alchemist John!  Mike you are
right, I am thinking about saying "good-bye" to one of my family members as
well.  It is tough.  However, just like Alchemist John, I see an Achille in
my future.
Les
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5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Someday I'll get a nice lever machine or two or three! But for now will have
to "settle" for looking forward to a better than new 3 group PID'd Linea
being installed in just over two weeks:-)
Now back to work, mcKona Koffee Roastery & mcKona Koffee Paradis Kafe wise
that is, ain't no working slave to other than the bean no more!!!!!!!!!!!
And let me tell you, the further I go the more demanding an "employer" the
bean becomes:-)
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
www.mcKonaKoffee.com
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/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.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
	Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 9:36 AM
	
	OK folks if you are looking for a well maintained espresso machine
that is in many ways better than new, get a hold of Alchemist John!  Mike
you are right, I am thinking about saying "good-bye" to one of my family
members as well.  It is tough.  However, just like Alchemist John, I see an
Achille in my future. 
	 
	Les
	
	On 10/17/07, Alchemist John  wrote: 
		Oh, it's funny how hard it is, even with her sitting unused.
But that is no way for a good espresso machine to live.  Logan objects -
"it's soooooo pretty".  The chrome is nice but she loves the gold. 
		
		At 07:04 10/17/2007, you wrote:
		
			I've wondered when this would happen. Can be tough
for a member of the family to leave the nest.

6) From: Sandy Andina
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Think twice about selling it. I am SOOO glad I held on to Silvia  
after buying Livia; and even when my Magister arrives this weekend  
Silvia isn't going anywhere.  You never know when you'll need a  
backup or are invited to a party where espresso is desired.
On Oct 17, 2007, at 9:15 AM, Alchemist John wrote:
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Sandy
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Think twice about selling it. I am SOOO glad I held on to Silvia after =
buying Livia; and even when my Magister arrives this weekend Silvia =
isn't going anywhere.  You never know when you'll need a backup or are =
invited to a party where espresso is desired.
On Oct 17, =
2007, at 9:15 AM, Alchemist John wrote:
Oh, it's = funny how hard it is, even with her sitting unused.  But that is no = way for a good espresso machine to live.  Logan objects - "it's = soooooo pretty".  The chrome is nice but she loves the gold. = At 07:04 10/17/2007, you wrote: I've wondered when this would happen. Can be tough for = a member of the family to leave the nest.   Pacific Northwest = Gathering VI =http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htm Kona Konnaisseur = miKe mcKoffee www.mcKonaKoffee.com URL to Rosto mods, = FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://www.mckoffee.com/ = 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= s.sweetmarias.com [ = mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Alchemist = John Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:17 AM = First off, before some well meaning soul jumps to Tom's = defense, this message as been approved by our host. = Next, I have a gold Gaggia Classic in need of a new home.  It = is in great shape, regular maintenance, etc.  I moved on to a pair of = lever machines and after 3 months of never turning this one on, it moved = to the shop.  Well, it needs someone to appreciate her.  She has a = beautiful ridged cocoabolo handle by Les and a crotchless PF (along with = a standard PF) and a few other items. If anyone is = looking or thinking about a good entry level machine drop me a line OFF = LIST.  As a point of reference, it isn't SS like a Silvia, but has = gone head to head with a couple and generally deemed equivalent from a = shot standpoint. It isn't going to go for dirt cheap, = nor list price.  Just somewhere in the middle.  This is my version = of upgrading - the cash will go into a fund I have been stashing away = for a couple years, every since the new HX lever came out - the Gaggia = Achilles.  Oh, and it won't come with a tamper.  Les made me a 58 mm = coffee wood tamper, and it stays. And heck, it will fit the new Gaggia = when it shows up.  But with Les local to me, a new tamper with it = would not be a problem.   =

John Nanci AlChemist at = large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalt = =http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/ =

Sandywww.sass-music.com
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7) From: raymanowen
 Now you've convinced me- saddled with the impediment of Not Knowing
What I Was Doing, I tried to ramp myself over the hump of no return. I
decided not to spend much on espresso equipment  before I confirmed
that I truly and completely, irrevocably hated the drink. I thought I
was just going to confirm my initial prejudice.
But no- you Blackguards described experiences I'd never even hinted
at. After all, from my detailed research of two drinks made by trained
professionals, I was sure all I could do with my pretend machines was
just pretend to make a bad drink. If I'm lust pretending, after all,.
maybe it wouldn't turn out so bad.
In the event, no great financial burden, however foul the outcome.
My proof failed. I didn't try to fail, even when started out with an
aluminum moka pot. After reading about and studying the thing, I got
some really interesting tasting cups out of it. The derisive terms
applied to the steam toy are in the bit bucket now. That computer's
hard drive and power supply walked the plank, anyway. The bit bucket
overflowed the electronics and shorted things. Like the moka pot, the
steamer was intriguing.
Blackguards! The first toy pump was better yet, but my eagle flew
away. The best I could do was A Capresso Luxe Thingy crash landing.
That thing dependably yields better or worse shots, no matter what I
try. With the advent of BUFF grinder, I can always dial in a better
second shot if the first is a grim shot.
If it does turn out NTG, I pour it over my sweetened condensed milk
concoction with sugar and pretend some more. It is an interesting
drink, but I doubt if I'd insult anyone else with it.
I've decided on mods to both pumper and lever models. I'm more
interested in trying the mods than some kind of perfect espresso, so I
have to pick up a rebuildable machine, rather than something like a
Maserati.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be
sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."
- -Nikola Tesla
On 10/17/07, Les  wrote:
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8) From: Dave
Sssshhh.....
Don't tell him that;-)
-- 
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
On 10/17/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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9) From: john
Have no fear Dave - it is going - I will touch base off list.
Sandy,  I have two backups already.  A Gaggia Factory and an Olympia
Cremina  and the part of the point of this sale is working capital for a
Gaggia Achilles.  So, I am well covered.  That concern you voice is why it
has been unused but not for sale for over a year.
Alchemist John
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10) From: Les
Besides that Sandy, Alchemist John knows he can borrow one of my
machines if he needs a backup.  Wait a minute, he already did that
once with my SAMA and I converted him to the lever side!
Les
On 10/17/07, john  wrote:
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11) From: James Raven
hey all,
where is this "Pacific Northwest Gathering" located at?? I'm in the Snohomi=
sh area, North of Seattle and would like to know where the local group hang=
s out and get local info from them on several items. Someone please let me =
know.
Thanks - Jimbo
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12) From: Alchemist John
Well, in all likelihood, she has a new home, with 6 backup people 
just in case.  Thanks folks.
At 09:36 10/17/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/


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