My geek setups

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My geek setups

Post by Niko » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:20 pm

Here's my Vivaldi Bros. I & II

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Post by Bud » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:31 am

The Detective in me says you favor the II
Nice, setup/s!

May the rest of the Niko household be so fortunate enough that LaSpaziale never releases a III

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Post by Niko » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:58 am

Actually...I'm more comfortable around my Zen VI setup. It's more isolated, no people around to distract me, nothing fancy, just me and the Spaz.
The VII setup is where all my evil experiments take place. The electrical setup where the older S1 is quite a rig, I've got 3 seperate 20A breakers (you'd think I'm making room for a future VIII or something) :wink: even the plumbing set up is fancier. Hmm, now for a 220v outlet and I'd be set...
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Post by Mizspresso » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:25 pm

OK, here's my fledgling setup. I am saving up to remodel the kitchen so had to find a little corner for my baby.

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Post by Cafesp » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:22 am

There's always an "OWN WORLD CORNER" for each of us to... :oops: ..now to relax&enjoy :P
We used to drive very often to S.F bay for Cappuccino, Irish coffee..,til now still not many good cafes in southern CA !

Enjoy your corner & post new one soon.

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Post by Niko » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:22 pm

Mizspresso wrote:OK, here's my fledgling setup. I am saving up to remodel the kitchen so had to find a little corner for my baby.
Nice setup!
Isn't it nice to not have the Spaz under cabinets? You can stack cups on the warmer 'til they fall off... :thumbleft:

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Post by Mizspresso » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:11 am

Niko wrote:Isn't it nice to not have the Spaz under cabinets? You can stack cups on the warmer 'til they fall off... :thumbleft:
I do like not having it under cabinets. My first machine was under the cabinet and I had to pull it out all the time to use it. I also like that this cabinet is shorter than the counters so I can get a stronger tamp (I am a shortie).

Things to remember when I get a more permanent setup.

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Post by Niko » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:51 pm

Mizspresso wrote:I also like that this cabinet is shorter than the counters so I can get a stronger tamp (I am a shortie).

Things to remember when I get a more permanent setup.
Indeed! Maybe have the machine higher so you don't have to reach as low but move your tamping station to a lower counter right next to the machine. I have a similar setup with my old S1, even though I'm a little on the tall side - I like tamping onto a low counter and the Spaz stays higher.

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Post by jmcphail » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:54 pm

I like having the front of the machine visible, and standing behind the machine with the group and portafilter reminds me of a previous life as a bartender. The side with the group and portafilter is the BACK, right?
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Post by JohnB » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:58 pm

jmcphail wrote:The side with the group and portafilter is the BACK, right?
That wouldn't be the way I'd see it.
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Post by Niko » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:18 am

I never thought of it that way either.
...but from a bartender's point of view...he's kind of right in a way that customers face the front where the Spaz logo is and the action takes place in the "back" - sort of :?
Now I'm confused but I see his point.

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Re: My geek setups

Post by Niko » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:17 am

Current set up.
The wine rack is now an extension of the coffee bar.
It's not often I get my wife (far left) and one of my mistresses in the same picture :lol:
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Re: My geek setups

Post by Weska » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:35 pm

Nice lengthy setup. Worthy of a cafe, which is maybe how yours functions. You could have a helper alongside.

Good to see both hands and feet in this picture. Your wife is less modest than you are apparently.

Your mistresses, of course, have been consistently shameless.
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Re: My geek setups

Post by coffeeowl » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:46 am

Niko wrote:Current set up.
The wine rack is now an extension of the coffee bar.
It's not often I get my wife (far left) and one of my mistresses in the same picture :lol:
beautiful FENCE! :lol: :wink:
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Re: My geek setups

Post by Niko » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:09 pm

New kitchen remodel.
Good thing the VII got to stay since every other appliance went out the door...
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Re: My geek setups

Post by Endo » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:21 pm

Love the clean look! :grin:

I have to get one of those Bumper knock boxes to replace my Breville.
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Re: My geek setups

Post by JmanEspresso » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:14 am

That looks great!

I will soon have a beautiful setup to display as well.. Were getting so close to moving,.. I cant wait. Properly plumbed, 20amp power, nice big 54in long countertop, with overhead cabinets.

the overhead cabinets are going to have lighting, to light up the whole espresso bar work area.. and the VII is going to have lights both for the group, and undercarriage(for extra pimpage)


Is it wrong that Im most jealous of the Dreams&Conflicts cups.. I mean, I Looooove the Granite.. but.. man.. those cups.. ::drool::
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