Last weekend was the Big Central Regional Barista Competition, I will post a blog about it soon, but there I had a lot of great conversations with a ton of awesome people in the industry. A common thing that I talked about was how beautiful the Nuova Simonelli Aurelia T3 and how much fun it was to play and use these beautiful machines during competition. It then brought up how frustrated I was to have a machine such as a Brasilia as my espresso machine that I used every day. The common response was honestly not the response I was wanting. The response was something like “so…” Or “and…” I was confused by the response. I was expecting something like “man, I feel sorry for you.” Or “how could you deal with that kind of machine.” —Continue Reading.