Talk me out of a Faema Legend E61

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Postby bruceb » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:11 am

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Three Francesconi (CMA) espresso machines - Rossi, San Marco, LaCimbali, Faema and 2 Mazzer Major grinders- CoffeeTech Maggionlino, Hottop, Alpenröst and HW Precision roasters.
I decided I needed a bit of a change so I roasted some Monsooned Malabar. That was a change!
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Postby dwalsh1 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:11 pm

Nah it looks to complicated :?

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Postby bruceb » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:11 pm

Please see the new pictures added to the previous post. (Mod.)
Three Francesconi (CMA) espresso machines - Rossi, San Marco, LaCimbali, Faema and 2 Mazzer Major grinders- CoffeeTech Maggionlino, Hottop, Alpenröst and HW Precision roasters.
I decided I needed a bit of a change so I roasted some Monsooned Malabar. That was a change!
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Re: Talk me out of a Faema Legend E61

Postby GreenBean » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:04 am

bruceb wrote:Please see the new pictures added to the previous post. (Mod.)

Thanks for sorting the pictures out Bruce. That certainly is a beautiful machine. 8)
dwalsh1 wrote:My mind keeps wandering to a Faema Legend E61 sitting on my kitchen worktop and I feel I must own this beauty of a machine. It’s not that I consider myself a true coffee aficionado and that I must have one of these machines, it’s just something I could see myself living with and never tiring of. Does anybody have a good enough reason as NOT to own one?

So, having used the Legend for a few months, what do you think? Are you happy that you made the right decision?
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Postby dwalsh1 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:44 pm

Yeah I'm very happy with the machine. If your asking whether there is a difference in the taste then unfortunately I can't answer that cause I feel I'm not qualified for the answer you wish. I must admit unpacking the box I did feel that I'd made a huge mistake cause this thing is massive. I had the dimensions of it before hand but still didn't realise how big it would be, but I'm used to it now. Had the Duetto before so I just set the pid and away you go but now it's back to the cooling flushes. It does have a thermosyphon restrictor so you can adjust accordingly on the flushes. I've installed a claris water softener as well. The one thing that does worry me is that there isn't any Faema engineers close to where I live so hopefully nothing goes terribly wrong. Oh and this thing is a monster for steaming milk. I'm glad I got it :D

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Postby Joris » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:36 pm

Luverly..... used to own a Faema E61 2 group... untill the electrical bill.
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Postby CakeBoy » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:42 pm

Sorry, a bit behind on this. Just PM it and I will upload it. Have a look at the Irfanview thread in the member area, it can be used to resize photos for the web and has a simple interface.
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Postby dr.chris » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Irfanview is a good tool :)
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Postby dwalsh1 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:17 pm

CakeBoy wrote:Sorry, a bit behind on this. Just PM it and I will upload it. Have a look at the Irfanview thread in the member area, it can be used to resize photos for the web and has a simple interface.

Thanks CakeBoy but not a lover of downloading anything cause I'm crap on a pc :oops:
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Postby CakeBoy » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:14 pm

No worries, computers don't taste of much so they are not as good as coffee :) Feel free to PM or email it to one of the team and we will pop it up :-)
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