28 Dec '12, 8am

Rocket Celini Premium / II, Alex Priestley: Bottom Line: Elegant, solid, coffee lovers dream machine, easy to us...

After countless late-night hours of online research in search of a replacement of my now defunct Mokita, I finally opted for an HX machine that felt solid, with stunning looks and quality parts. The price ended up above my original target budget but I'm pretty certain I've nipped the risk of upgrade fever in the bud. What tipped the scales was E61 and the quality of the build, having had the opportunity to browse the insides of a fully disassembled floor model in the showroom of Faema on boul. St-Laurent in Montreal. Starting with the very first shot, this machine has been delivering wonderful aromatic, beatifully textured, crema-laden, tiger-striped espressos, shot after shot. After some four years of struggles with the Mokita, blindly learning along the way (wish I had found online forums earlier), I can now claim some basic barista skills. I have the grind and tamp pret...

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