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Faema Faemina 50’s Home Lever coffee machine – Sold

Available now.

Boema 60’s 2 group lever coffee machineSee the shop

The machine is not mine but I was directly involved in the restoration.

Made by Faema, one of the most respected coffee machine manufacturers  ever, it is an unusual design which just works. It will probably still be doing so when your grandchildren are old enough to appreciate beautiful coffee.

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In the words of the owner.Boema 60’s 2 group lever coffee machine

A vintage Faemina lever Espresso Machine in very good to excellent condition and up until recently was in every day use after a comprehensive rebuild.

240 volt.

This is not a light weight machine, weighing about 10kg and measuring 43cm high to the top of the lid and 47cm to the top of the lever. The footprint, however, is nice and small at 30 x 18 cm which should make it very easy to fit in any kitchen.

The rebuild included a full strip down, new switches, partial rewiring, new elements and all new seals and gaskets and was set to correct operational pressure on completion of rebuild.

It is a vintage, fully functioning and beautiful home espresso machine that has a nice semi commercial weighted feel to pulling shots and steams smooth and creamy micro foam for milk drinks.

Although the machine is close to 60 years old there is less than normal wear and blemishes to the chrome, paint and base.

Includes a single and double basket and the original knock box that is a little broken.

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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

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Gaggia D90 2 Group Lever – Sold

Owned by my friend Don, and currently for sale.



A very handsome looking machine in truly excellent condition. Probably built in the early 1980’s, with all the solidity and reliability these older Gaggias are famed for.
It has new group head and steam valve seals, has been professionally descaled and is ready to make beautiful coffee for many years.

Contact me if you are interested.