I’ve had this old Rancilio Silvia V3.0 for a few years now, and if it had a coffee counter on it, I’d say it’s done its time… Anyway, one of the things that has happened to Silvia is that she’s rusted out! Good Italian steel? My old Alfa Romeo was a rust bucket, too, I still miss it…
Yeah, she looked good from a distance, but up close, well…
Anyway, Silvia, she she’s rusted, she’s had her boiler replaced once, she needs a new over-pressure valve, but I want to keep her going, so I’ve started this project to rebuild her, slightly differently to what she originally way. There will be updates along the way for any of you that are interested, and for those of you that are not, here’s a collection of some of my cups of coffee from around the world.
Yeah, so, the start of the renovation (Can you renovate a coffee machine?) was the taking it apart and starting work to cut out some rust… Enough with words, pictures.
Photos with the Sony a7R Mk2 and the lovely FE f/1.4 35mm
I have undercoat and top coat on order, along with an over pressure valve and some replacement bits and pieces.
More next week, maybe, or the week after!