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Before I return to Bangkok I'm considering buying a decent coffee machine (Gaggia, De Longhi or maybe Jura). Are any of these brands available in Bangkok and if so, anyone know how prices compare to the UK?

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Hello Carl, the coffee machines are available in Bangkok, you can look at the Verasu website to get an idea of prices. The last time I was in Europe I considered taking back an espresso machine but the weight and the concern about customs duty stopped me from bringing one back.

This time, I think I will be bringing back something smaller, easier to pack and less expensive: a proper flat iron for ironing hair.

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Hi Carl

Do you want for professional use or home use ?

My experience with coffee machines are :

When I have my businesses I use the brands : Gaggia / Faema / Rancillio and all this brands are good, they were two / three groups machines

When I move here I took my home rancillio with me, after few little years of moderated use, I start to have leakage problem with joints getting dry.

I bought a home gaggia and got same problems after 3 years.

Really the best I think for home use are the Saeco machines, it is the one I have now, I did not go to the fully automatic with grinder as I have my gaggia grinder I took with me from my business.

If you take one with grinder, make sure it is ceramic grinder, I think all of them are now.

For the price, I think here it is a bit more, my friend told me in phillipine it is cheaper, I bought my saeco from Boncafe, sometime they have special price.

They use to have Gaggia as well when I went there last time.

Here is the link for them

http://www.boncafe.co.th

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Hi Carl

Do you want for professional use or home use ?

My experience with coffee machines are :

When I have my businesses I use the brands : Gaggia / Faema / Rancillio and all this brands are good, they were two / three groups machines

When I move here I took my home rancillio with me, after few little years of moderated use, I start to have leakage problem with joints getting dry.

I bought a home gaggia and got same problems after 3 years.

Really the best I think for home use are the Saeco machines, it is the one I have now, I did not go to the fully automatic with grinder as I have my gaggia grinder I took with me from my business.

If you take one with grinder, make sure it is ceramic grinder, I think all of them are now.

For the price, I think here it is a bit more, my friend told me in phillipine it is cheaper, I bought my saeco from Boncafe, sometime they have special price.

They use to have Gaggia as well when I went there last time.

Here is the link for them

http://www.boncafe.co.th

Just for info:

Only a few days ago it was announced that Philips bought Saeco International Group S.p.A. of Italy, one of the world’s leading espresso machine makers.

It markets its espresso machines under the brands Saeco, Gaggia and Spidem.

Philips will therefore become a global leader in coffee appliances.

LaoPo

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I have had good experience with Saeco full automatic (Royal) for seven years now. Got it at Boncafe and have had good service when needed. The Boncafe own brand coffee is excellent; I prefer the Dubai espresso for morning and the Rama arabica for later in the day.

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Verasu website don't have many choices it seems. Boncafe only have one fully auto machine for home use (Saeco) but no price online. Anyone know how much they are?

They must have more models, give them a ring.

before on the non automatic model i have the choice with them on

the via venezia

grand grema

via veneto

magic expresso

i paid 9800 baht after 20% discount for mine

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My Mrs got me an Electolux espresso maker from Central for around 7500 baht.

At first a bit skeptical but have had it for a few months now and very impressed. Great pressure, heats up quick no complaints.

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I am using the "Black Lady" from Boncafe. It is a very simple and sturdy machine. I have it for 6 months now. I chose this machine because I saw it functioning very happily in a small coffeestall (about 50 cups a day) without any problems.

A friend of mone bought a Saeco electronic and has to renew the electronic element every year. He thinks it has to do with surges in the current.

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A friend of mone bought a Saeco electronic and has to renew the electronic element every year. He thinks it has to do with surges in the current.

Suggest your friend to buy a good power surge protector

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What I find with most small homemade machine made by commercial companies (rancilio / gaggia / faema) the group joint getting dry after few years and need replacement, plus I have problem with the boiler who leak, all that was due to low usage!

Brasilia is commercial too, and they are all good for businesses.

For home, I must have own about 6-8 units until now, I was in the coffee industry and was easy for me to buy from the coffee supplier, well free most of the time !

My last buy was a saeco and I find it very good, I have the small manual one.

I just ask it for espresso, no late or cappuccino, for the manual unit I like the way when you insert the group.

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