back to basics 2

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back to basics 2

Postby icke » Wed May 23, 2012 2:59 pm

dsc, apologies for stealing the topic title

i too just won an ebay auction but for a slightly older machine.
an arrarex caravel. this will be my first experience with lever machines.
they seem to be capable of producing great shots and just look stunning anyway.
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RE: back to basics 2

Postby lukas » Wed May 23, 2012 7:31 pm

Brilliant! Even if it doesn't work, just put it in the kitchen for the ooohs and aaaahs of friends & family :)
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RE: back to basics 2

Postby icke » Wed May 23, 2012 7:36 pm

i very much hope that she does work. judging by the pictures that were on ebay it should be in great shape. so i'm hoping to be pulling shots with it soon.

how's the roasting going?
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RE: back to basics 2

Postby CakeBoy » Tue May 29, 2012 12:07 am

Oh sounds great Icke, let's hope it is in good condition and we can see lovely photos of it in action soon :)
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Postby dsc » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:02 am

Just noticed this, haha no worries Icke:) how's the machine? I was tempted to go for a lever, but couldn't miss a classic for such a low price:)

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Postby icke » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:11 pm

the boat has sailed into the harbor :)

surprisingly enough, the 1st shot i pulled with it blew me away... i've only gotten tiny ristrettos so far but they're real good.
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Postby GreenBean » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:45 pm

Thanks for posting the coffee porn. It is rare to find machines that are such works of art. 8)
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