So, as of 13/12/14, I’ve finally bought myself a coffee machine.
For $380 plus the cost of driving down to the Gold Coast, I scored a near-perfect example of the Rancilio Silvia. The only important thing missing (which I didn’t notice, in my excitement) was the tamper, but that’s easily sorted. 🙂
I’ve wanted one of these for a very long time - the simplicity and quality of the whole design just grabbed me from the get-go - and it didn’t hurt that the Silvia’s a well-respected piece of kit.
Here’s the photos from the eBay auction, I’m sure I’ll post more about it as time goes on. 🙂