Cappuccino Machines in Italy.......

Jan 23rd, 2008, 11:57 AM
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Cappuccino Machines in Italy.......

I never thought to look while there and see the brands that are used. Does anyone recall any particulars or have one they are happy with?
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Jan 23rd, 2008, 12:08 PM
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If you mean to make cappuccino at home, I am very satisfied for what was a gift that I received on Christmas: Mukka Express by Bialetti.
Easy to use, easy to maintain and, I presume, cheap enough to buy.
Look at its webiste page: http://www.bialetti.it/it/catalogue/....asp?id_cat=69
If I misunderstood you question, I aplogize.

Vincenzo
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Jan 23rd, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Vincenzo, yes to make at home. I looked at reviews here but thought going right to the source would be worth a look. Thank you, I'll check that website, Lisa
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Jan 23rd, 2008, 01:19 PM
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Real cappuccino can only be made with real espresso machines. Like this one for example, which has been providing me with excellent coffee for many years already: http://www.brugnetti.com/it/prod.php?id=simona
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Jan 23rd, 2008, 04:56 PM
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The Capresso Jura for my taste is the one to get.
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Jan 23rd, 2008, 05:48 PM
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Here's a good website if you want to became a coffee maniac.

http://www.wholelattelove.com/

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Jan 23rd, 2008, 07:27 PM
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Thank you everyone. I will take a look at each one. Franco, did you buy your brugnetti in the US?
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Jan 23rd, 2008, 08:08 PM
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Bialetti is the one every Italian I know uses. We have had Bialettis for many years and they work like a dream.
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Jan 23rd, 2008, 08:12 PM
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Crate and Barrel,William-Sonoma and Chef's Catalogue all have great cap machines-just depends on what price you want to spend. We spent close to $400 on the cap machine for our house and love it!
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Jan 23rd, 2008, 08:47 PM
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ljc4creb,
Remember that 'right at the source' they use 240v.

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Jan 24th, 2008, 12:23 PM
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The voltage problem can be solved with an adapter. But no, ljc, I didn't buy the machine in the US. I suggest simply asking the company if and where their machines can be found in America.
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Jan 24th, 2008, 12:37 PM
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We have used our Bialetti for years and loved it, but recently got a Nespresso machine as a gift. We're in heaven.
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Jan 24th, 2008, 02:11 PM
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We just bought a Nespresso machine, too. We once had a "real" espresso machine, but came to the realization that they really aren't meant for 1 or 2 a day home use-they can be a real chore/expense to keep going...we love the Nespresso.

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Jan 24th, 2008, 05:46 PM
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Liz, I guess it depends on the machine's quality. I've been using mine for about 15 years now, and never had any problems so far, neither chore nor expenses, apart from the obvious consumables (gaskets and so on) once in a while.
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Jan 24th, 2008, 06:45 PM
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I have a Saeco Viena Deluxe machine which I saw at a relatives house in Germany. When I came back home i went on line and found it in Macys, also they had them in Best Buy "on line" spiegel. I love it, I've had it for 4 years now and it is the best, it makes the best cappucino.
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Jan 25th, 2008, 02:06 AM
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I have a "real"Espresso machine. Makes my daily two cups of Espresso no problem. Make Cappucino for my DIL when she is here.
The Bialetti Espresso maker makes espresso, not Cappuccino - you still need something for the milk.
Nespresso machines are expensive - the portions of coffee are far more expensive than buying loose beans and grinding it your self.

I am lucky to have a really good coffee importer in the next town. i am working my way through his list. Favourites so far are Papua New Guinea, and Ethiopian Organic. Sadly I can't afford the Sumatra Aceh Kopi Luwak (€60 for 50g)
www.goldencoffeebox.nl, also in English
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Jan 25th, 2008, 05:45 AM
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Well, thank you everyone, just the info I needed to get researching. I wonder what the hotels and B & B's use.
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Jan 25th, 2008, 05:59 AM
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The Bialetti Mukka is a stovetop model that *does* make cappuccino. It's easy enough to find in the US if you Google it.
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Jan 25th, 2008, 06:05 AM
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You can get the Bialetti Mukka Express for $90. at Crate and Barrel.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 08:47 PM
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I have seen them at Marshalls and TJ Maxx for $25-gave a couple for gifts recently.
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