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Olympia Cremina “67” Lever Coffee Machine – Restored – Sold

Olympia Cremina Model 67.

In beautiful condition it has been completely and professionally stripped to bare metal then  the case professionally resprayed to high Automotive standards . Restoration with replacement of all seals with new ones and very careful checking of all wires and switches before replacing means that this is a machine which is ready to pull exceptional coffee for many years to come.

Comes with double and single baskets and original Olympia accessories.

 

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SOLD – Aurora 1 Group lever coffee machine

Aurora 1 Group Lever Coffee Machine

Originally my own machine and fully restored and then used by me for 4 years, this Aurora 1 Group lever machine is now for sale by it’s current owner.

Note : The restoration included a complete dismantle, the frame and painted panels were all sandblasted then powder coated. The boiler was dismantled and it and all pipes were descaled in an acid bath.

Wiring was checked and pressurestat replaced. All chrome was professionally redone.

The machine is near Frankston, Vic, so if you’d like to see it contact me and I can link you with Don.

See below the picture for his words on the machine.

Or go to the Shop to buy it

John

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Aurora 1 Group Lever Coffee Machine

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I have decided to sell my wife’s beautiful Brugnetti Aurora Europa to fund other coffee machine projects. She doesn’t know yet !!! .

It is a single group, 1960’s (?) pre HX model and was comprehensively restored by John several years ago and used as our everyday machine ever since. The Aurora is on all day every day and is an extraordinarily docile and user friendly lever. Pull five or more shots in a row and the head needs a bit of a cool down but if left idling all day you can just walk up and pull a delicious shot. Being fitted with Teflon gaskets sometimes a warming flush is needed.  Steams perfect microfoam.

The only thing NQR is the gauge which sits at .3 when cold and 1.2 at full pressure. True full pressure is .9. John fitted an anti- vac valve when he restored it.

Only ever run with the correct in line filters, always properly maintained and is fitted with boiler autofill. Currently fully plumbed the machine has also been fitted with a power outlet for pump operation from a barrel (no pump included).

Powder coated gray frame and black end frames with powder coated pastel orange panels, polished stainless front panel and brushed stainless rear panel. The machine comes with the original Aurora portafilter handle and a generic type double.

There are a few of the two groups around but this is the only single group, pre HX Aurora I have ever seen.

This is a simple, idiot proof and utterly gorgeous machine. Local shipping preferred but I will consider international options.

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Sold – Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica Espresso Coffee Machine

This machine is for sale by a friend of mine. It is in great condition and makes a truly great coffee. Contact me and I’ll forward you his details.

His words

A 2003 model Elektra Microcasa SXC Semiautomatica espresso machine.

This is a well loved, well maintained two owner machine and up until recently had been used every day. It recently underwent a thorough strip-down, descale, clean and had the fill solenoid and seals replaced. Excellent condition, looks fantastic.

There is some marks and blemishes to the chrome, a few scratches and  there is some wear to the plating inside the water tank which does not affect taste.

These user friendly machines are rarely offered for sale on the secondary market and make outstanding espresso and microfoam that is as good as any. And they make you smile every time you walk into the kitchen.

It is a heat exchanger machine which means you can froth milk whilst extracting a shot. Very reluctant sale.

For technical info and reviews;

http://www.home-barista.com/elektra-semiautomatica-review.html

http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/detailed/microcasaautomatica

http://www.espressoworkshop.com/shop/shop902.html