For many reasons.
Today just brought me another reason.
One of the greatest people in the coffee business (Terry Z of Espressoparts) - who also built out the Monster Mia I've been using for the past few years - is world renowned for his work with vintage espresso machines. I've admired these gorgeous restorations and rebuilds for years now.
I adore everything about this machine.
The classic 70s Italian design... the orange and brown color scheme... the skateboard wheels...
It's one of the greatest espresso machines (the La Marzocco GS), and thanks to Terry and his Merry (mad)Men - this one is comparable to the most modern machines now.
Check out the gorgeous portafilter handle.
I said it had been modernized, right?
Clean and pro...
I've said it before and I'll say it again... Espressoparts does fucking AMAZING work.