Since moving to my new place, I have had much less space for coffee stuff because our new condo is a small one and we also have much more other non-coffee stuff. I really have to convince my wife really hard so that she would let me bring along the La Marzocco Linea 3 groups and the La San Marco 2 groups with the explicit promise that I would sell it as soon as possible. However, what I want to talk today is my new set up for my espresso machines.
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As the above picture shown, the table is made from the inexpensive metal wire rack (can be had from Home Depot for less than fifty bucks). The shelves are lined with a thick peice of pine wood (also from Home Depot, less than ten dollars) to better suport the espresso machines. Furthermore, just to be sure that the wire shelves area able to support the weight of the machines, I use stainless steel clamps to support the four corners of each shelves.
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Overall, this whole setup cost me less than $70 but with the added benefit that I can cramp more of my gear into a small space that my wife allow me to have. As you can see, the top shelve is occupied by two machines that are currently operational, the La Pavoni and the Nuova Simonelli Musica. The bottom shelves is where the Ponte Vecchio Lusso 2 groupo lives along with the Baratza Vario grinder. The floor beneath the table lives the Hottop roaster along with green coffee and various accesories. This is probably the most space efficient setup I could come up with that still manage to look decent. I would have perfer the look of wooden table as well as the solidity such a table would offer but at the current living situation, I don't think that would be possible to accomodate all my gears (nor would I have the money to spend on such table).
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