Behind the Counter

Peter on why he loves the Synesso MVP in the Darkstar Sensory Lab

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Peter on why he loves the Synesso MVP in the Darkstar Sensory Lab

Peter is one of the star baristas who run the Darkstar Sensory Lab. He's whip fast on an espresso machine, funny, and incredibly knowledgable about coffee. Here he is on what makes the Synesso MVP a special machine. "In the MVP, Synesso clearly took a lot of time perfecting the electronics while keeping the internal mechanics very simple. It just keeps going and going, but its also super user friendly." It's hard to go wrong with today's range of high end machines, Peter says the mark of a good machine is that the day-to-day operation essentially gets out of your way: "From...

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Choosing a High End Espresso Machine with Giulio

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Choosing a High End Espresso Machine with Giulio

A great espresso machine is the beating heart of any cafe focussed on high quality and output. But with so much choice, it can be hard to figure out exactly which machine will suit your exact needs. Giulio is a veteran in Espresso Machine importing and sales, and is our resident expert in machine choice, installation and service. Here's what Giulio said about our range of high end Espresso Machines: "While cafes going through 10-15kg of coffee a week will survive with a single boiler machine, a commercial machine is very important to produce good quality coffee. Machines around the $18-20,000 mark...

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