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A friend made me a shot of espresso with his Olympia espresso maker. It's a swiss model (www.olympia-express.ch), quite expensive ($1750 in NY), lever type machine. I liked it all around and liked its (apparent) sturdyness. Does anyone know anything more about these machines?
Thanks in advance
-- Iancu Sorell (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 11, 1999
Olympia has a website with an e-mail link. They currently do not have a regular US distributor but may in the near future. They seem to support their machines (old or new) quite well, and there are people who swear by them. Take a look at their website -- nice diagrams of the machines in the parts section.
-- JR (email@example.com), December 28, 2000.
www.1stincoffee.com now carries the swiss made Olympia Cremina. If you looking for a machine built to last 30 years, pick one up today
-- James Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 25, 2003.
i bought one old model Cremina Olympia (was never used) in a goodwill store for $12. oh, boy, i could not imagine how much money they ask for the new one in store. it's a good machine. i've got lucky for a day! just me
-- just me (email@example.com), November 09, 2003.
I have had one for 20 years and my father had one 10 years before i got mine. Any one know who carries parts for older ones? My repair man who has kept our runing for the last 30 years just shook his head when I brought mine in today?
-- jay streets (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 2003.
I have owned one for the past 13 years and I use it daily. I have to get it repaired soon (the seals are leaking, and the strainer has fallen out), but for the past 13 years, I have loved using it. Just keep enough water in it all the time and it should last you. Now where to get it fixed????????????
-- Jamie Silverstein (email@example.com), December 28, 2003.
Several sources I have gotten parts from Luis at Luis Martinez Rudy's L & R Espresso Machine Co 464 West 51 Street NY, NY 10019 tel. 212-245-4966 fax. 212-262-4815 www.rudys-espresso.com
also direct from Olympia Express
or there US representative
1st-line.com in New Jersey.
-- Andrew Gutow (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 2003.
There's a company who's been repairing my Olympia Coffex machine over the years and they perform repairs on a nationwide basis.
Tom & Dave's Speciality Coffees 3095 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael, CA 94901 415-454-3064
-- Alain Zutter (AZutter@aol.com), February 26, 2004.
For repairs and service on the West Coast, Thomas Cara Ltd., 517 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, (415) 781-0383, has been working on these for years . Excellent people!
-- Bruce Goldenson (email@example.com), February 09, 2005.
Thomas Cara is no longer the west coast savior. He will no longer work on cremina olympia machines. I saw him today 3-9 -05 and he declined to work on a gaggia and the olympia, whatever he is selling is all he will work on
-- gail lake (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 10, 2005.