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Hello everyone, my name is Steve, and I'm a coffee-holic.

 

I've been reading these forums for some time now, and thought I better sign up and get involved in the community. Myself and my good lady have been the proud owners of a Magimix R500 Robot Cafe bean to cup machine for the past five years or so, but it's now starting to show some signs of age so we're looking to replace it with something a bit more engineered, from metals rather than plastics, and will give us a superb cup of coffee.

 

I like the look of the new Fracino Piccino so interested to hear from anyone who has played with one, seen one, etc.

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Welcome Steve :)

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Welcome to the forum Steve. At the moment I don't think anyone has had their hands on one but there is a forum trip planned soon to test the Piccino at Fracinos factory. I take it you're planning to get yourself a grinder to partner your shiny new machine?

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Thanks both :)

 

I saw there was a visit being arrange to the Fracino factory so will keep an eye out to see what gets decided, if places are available, and if there's any letup at work allowing time off if it's in the week. I'd be as interested to see all the engineering works as well as the whole coffee setup. If I can't make it, hopefully someone will take plenty of pics.

 

There is indeed a grinder planned as well, I was being swayed by the electronics and tech in the Mahlkonig Vario, and the small form factor would suit our kitchen, but I've subsequently been swayed by the simpler(?) Eureka Mignon, which is currently top of the list. I've also been keeping one eye on ebay for a good second hand one, but nothing definitive has yet caught my eye. Nothing appears to be local either up my neck of the woods in Derbyshire on the southern edge of the peaks. Looked at the Mazzer's which everyone raves about, but they are that little bit too tall.

 

Without question, my budget has already doubled from where it started, and I'm looking to get something that will hopefully last us a good many years, so clearly, the investment will be worth it :)

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Welcome to Coffee Forums UK Steve

 

We're just waiting on a few more date submissions before firming up a visit to Fracino

 

Thanks for joining our growing community.

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Well the Erueka Mignon is here, and the Piccino is on order :) Always good to take a gamble now and then. I took advantage of Andy's offer (on here) and put my order in. Hopefully the Piccino will be delivered this week, and double hopefully I'll have time to set it up at the weekend and have a good play with both new pieces of equipment. Got so many things on the go with both work and general home life something might have to give to fit it all in :( Still, needs must and all that...

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Love your review of the Eureka :) I'd sort of made my mind up on the Piccino and the Eureka based on size, looks, features and obviously budget. I'll write something up for you as soon as the machine arrives and I get chance to have a good play with it. I've no experience of a separate grinder and brewer so coming at this completely new, so I expect I'll be making some mistakes, and getting through a lot of beans before I create a lovely brew.

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You will have the entire forums attention when you post a review of the Piccino. I look forward to it. Please put some pictures up as well (maybe even a vid :))

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