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18 Feb 2014

Author Jonathan Parkes

Strada – The Road to the Perfect Espresso

Strada – The Road to the Perfect Espresso

It has been a long journey for espresso machine manufacturer La Marzocco.

Categories: Coffee Equipment
29 Jun 2013

Author Jonathan Parkes

How hard is your water?

How hard is your water?

As we all know, coffee is a complex product.  It comes in many varieties, can be roasted to infinitely different degrees, can be brewed in many strange and not-so-strange ways and (if the stars align) can be one of the most amazing and stimulating beverages in existence.  So why is it that coffee tastes better in some places than others?  Could it be the way it’s prepared?  Certainly.  Could it be the way the beans are roasted?  Sure.

Categories: Coffee Equipment
21 Aug 2012

Author Dimattina Coffee

Giotto Rocket Premium Plus & Evoluzione Version 2

Giotto Rocket Premium Plus & Evoluzione Version 2

The Rocket Giotto Premium Plus and Evoluzione have been given a touch up and we now have the new Version 2 of both models in stock.

What has changed from version 1?
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Categories: Coffee Equipment
21 Aug 2012

Author Ian Moylan

La Marzocco, Italy.

La Marzocco, Italy.

Thanks to Ettore Scagliola and the guy’s at La Marzocco for their hospitality on my recent tour of the factory. It was much appreciated and an invaluable experience.

Categories: Coffee Equipment
30 Aug 2010

Author Lino Bettiol

Probat Roaster Commissioning – Week 4

Probat Roaster Commissioning – Week 4

We completed the assembly of the roaster and all the loading and safety platforms this week. Working from right to left, you can first see our green coffee loading platform. From here we are able to load our coffee origins in to green coffee silos. Read more...

Categories: Coffee Equipment
24 Aug 2010

Author Lino Bettiol

Probat Roaster Commissioning – Week 3

Probat Roaster Commissioning – Week 3

We really began to see the roaster start to take shape this week. We have set-up the roasting drum, cooling trays, destoners, and afterburners, as well as the green coffee silo’s. Read more...

Categories: Coffee Equipment
09 Aug 2010

Author Dimattina Coffee

Probat Roaster Commissioning – Week 2

Probat Roaster Commissioning – Week 2

It’s been a busy week down at Reservoir. Lino and his team have started the assembly and positioning of the roaster, along with the afterburners, destoners and all the green and roasted coffee silos. Read more...

Categories: Coffee Equipment
03 Aug 2010

Author Dimattina Coffee

Fiesta ‘Sputnik’ Launched in 1957

Fiesta ‘Sputnik’ Launched in 1957

In the late 50’s H C Sleigh Pty Ltd, the Golden Fleece Petroleum Company had a limited number of one Group Espresso Coffee Machines designed and built by Les Chrome and Harry Coleman in South Melbourne for their Petrol Station Road House Café’s. The espresso machine was called the Fiesta which had a round aluminum ball type body with steam tube, hot water outlet, group and other parts. About this time the Russians had launched their satellite Sputnik into space and the machine looked like the Russian satellite, it is not hard to understand why the machines were nicknamed Sputnik, a name that stuck. Read more...

Categories: Coffee Equipment
28 Jul 2010

Author Lino Bettiol

Probat Roaster Commissioning – Week 1

Probat Roaster Commissioning – Week 1

The roaster has made its way from Germany to Reservoir, and we have spent the last week busily unloading five containers of roaster bits and pieces. Read more...

Categories: Coffee Equipment
15 Jul 2010

Author Shannon Dally

Rocket Giotto Premium Plus

Rocket Giotto Premium Plus

Made in Italy, the Giotto Premium is the perfect machine for the discerning domestic user and is compact and stylish enough to look great in any kitchen. Complete with the features of a commercial machine, it is robust enough to keep up with the demands of a small commercial operator. Read more...

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