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Are these Bialetti "mini express" thingies any goo

Postby Terje » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:06 am

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I'm thinking of buying one.
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Postby jumper » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:44 am

i just got one of them for christmas.
not very consistent, but the coffee is good
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Postby Steve » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:42 pm

It look the same as the grillo. Looks nice, doent work as well as a standard pot though.

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Postby Gouezeri » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:47 pm

I'm with Steve on this. I'd also recommend only using it on a heat source which you can switch off and cool quickly... these things get hot, and trying to pick them up when they are hot is not fun... the other option is to remove the cups and leave it to cough and splutter all over the place until it cools down...
they do look fun though.
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Postby JulieJayne » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:14 pm

And doesn't it take forever to cool down enough so that you can open it and start another brew.
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Postby Terje » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:19 pm

I have been warned it seems. Good that I didn't buy one today. Thanks for the info.
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Postby Aadje » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:24 pm

Where do you get these things in Holland? I can only find the standard Bialetti and some others . . . btw, I got an electric moka pot for my b-day, works perfectly well in my opinion
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Postby JulieJayne » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:17 pm

They are available, but the trouble is that the wholesalers/distributors will only sell tham in boxes of 6 or 12. It doesn't sound like much, but for a small shops like ours, we will probably only ever sell one.

But if you want one I can look into the options. I guess the cost would also have to include postage to Enschede.

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Re: Are these Bialetti "mini express" thingies any

Postby Andretti » Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:21 pm

Terje wrote:Image

I'm thinking of buying one.


I bought one in Italy as a present and became very jealous after giving it away!
I wanted it back. I love the look of this baby! I was "allowed" to borrow it for the holiday's and the coffee is fine. After use you can pick it up at the plastic thingy and flush it with cold water so you can open it without burns.

In May I'll go back to Italy. If I see one I'll buy it!
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Postby Joris » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:22 pm

They sell them in the passage of Den Haag as well.... and I think they sell them in Bella Italia (If I remembered the name correctly) on the Fahrenheitstraat (near by Koemans snackbar).
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Postby Aadje » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:37 pm

Joris wrote:They sell them in the passage of Den Haag as well.... and I think they sell them in Bella Italia (If I remembered the name correctly) on the Fahrenheitstraat (near by Koemans snackbar).


Whats the name of the store in the Passage?
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Postby Joris » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:56 pm

Aadje wrote:Whats the name of the store in the Passage?


Don't know, I just happened to walk in last saturday. But the passage isn't that big ;) Next time I'm there I will check and post the name in this thread. Can take a week or so...
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Postby Aadje » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:43 pm

Next time I'll visit my parents I also will certainly go there.
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Postby JulieJayne » Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:57 pm

Aadje wrote:Whats the name of the store in the Passage?


Simon Levelt .... :evil: now I will have to go wash my mouth out with soap. :wink:
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Postby Aadje » Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:09 pm

Do they sell coffeestuff there? I thought it was only tea . . . and somehow I just don't like Simon Levelt very much.
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