It’s been years since I’ve updated this page. I still have the Expobar and Mazzer Mini at home, as well as a syphon and pour over. My collection of tampers now includes a couple of Reg Barbers (ripple & “C Curve”), and my everyday tamper is now a self levelling tamper (designed in Melbourne). As much as I can appreciate many aspects of La Marzocco machines, I’m not the fan boy I used to be. I’ll be updating soon. In the meantime, I’ve left the page intact (emabarrising as it may be).
Equipment I use in the workplace and at home.
When I managed Headquarters Cafe I used a 3 group AV La Marzocco FB-80, Mazzer Robur, Mazzer Mini (for decaf) and an Espro tamper.
You can read my review on the FB80 on my review page, and soon (hopefully) on Coffeegeek.Com.
At Michel’s, most stores use the Azkoyen “Vienna” espresso machine, and the “Capriccio” grinder.
At home I use an Expobar EB-61. You can read my review on the Expobar EB-61 at Coffeegeek.com.
My tamper is made by Greg Pullman. My favourite is the long jarrah handle with a flat 58.00mm base. I also have a short redgum handle with a flat, piston fit (La Marzocco basket) as well as a 3.5mm convex base (what was I thinking???).