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Topic: Spidem - Trevi Digital Plus???? (3 msgs / 88 lines)
1) From: Demetrios Yannakopoulos
OK! I'm given permission by the family CFO (spouse!) to buy a new espresso
machine!!!
Want to have: I want super-automation, dual heating element (coffee AND
steaming at the same time), no portafilters, and the ability for her to make
any type of coffee easy and fast.
Nice to have: self-rinsing/cleaning, cup preheating thingy!
Thinking of also buying: Automatic Milk Frother (Saeco makes one)
Don't care about: LCDs, Digital displays, multi-lingual controls, talking
back to humans etc...
Trying to be nice I have declared an artificial cap on my future spending;
$550.  I have concluded that the best machine for what features and gizmos I
want to get for my money would be the Saeco Vienna de Luxe.
Well, until now I was making dreams and preparations to welcome the Saeco
machine onto the shelf with the Solis Maestro grinder, the vac-pot, and the
Alpenrost. And then, tonight, this popped up! Trevi Digital Plus!
(spidem.it)
Never heard of them before, can't find a decent review in the usual places.
Even CoffeeGeek.com has no reviews. It sells for $50 more than the Vieanna
de Luxe and has all of Saeco's features PLUS self-cleaning. Apparently, it
goes above my spending cap but $50 will not break me and the CFO will be
convinced on the merits of my financial irregularity!
So, I have two questions for you all:
1. What gives? Who is Spidem-Trevi? Can I trust them? Is the Trevi Digital
Plus better than the Saeco Vienna de Luxe???
2. (Less important:) Is this Automatic Milk Frother worth the $30 (average
price)? As a gesture to my wife, who loves milk in her coffee, it will be a
great purchase, but does it work?
Thank you for reading, thank you twice for answering...
Demetrios Yannakopoulos
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2) From: Les & Becky
Sounds to me like the Solis 5000 that Tom has to offer is what you are
looking for.  John Abbott affectionately known as John in the DEEP south has
one.  I have never heard of anyone not liking this machine!  I think you are
better stay with a machine with a track record than with a new one
considering all the automatic goodies you want.
Les

3) From: Demetrios Yannakopoulos
Thank you guys. But I have dropped the Solis500 from my list. Having two
heating elements/boilers is a real prerequisite for me.
Demetrios


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