Just found this friendly forum by following a link at a German forum.
My first encounter with the British espresso scene was when I replaced our ECM Technika II with an Izzo Alex Duetto (serial number 0028) in 2008. If I remember correctly, this machine was the brainchild of DaveC and Antonio Nurri. This huge energy-hungry monster was followed in 2015 by an SAB Viennetta.
Me and my wife have bought a former restaurant in the Black Forest in 2019, and we emigrated from Switzerland to Germany in December 2020. We spend our retirement in this converted inn. Thanks to the plumbing-in infrastructure, the Viennetta now has been replaced by a single-group SAB Jolly Automatica. The roomy professional kitchen is also a fine home for the Hottop Roaster.
If you would like to know more about our dedication to espresso and coffee, be welcome to ask!