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Morning Ed, I haven't done any green coffee hoarding yet but am hoping the supplies don't end up like the toilet paper isles!

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Rebuilding Vintage Coffee Maker
farmroast
Am hopefully going to bring this relic back to life. It's a 1930s Reneka from France. It is one of the first automatic commercial brewers. It was designed to brew something between Italian espresso and brewed coffee. Maybe like the Krups moka brew. The filter basket is 180mm. The unit wall mounts and is 4 feet tall.
farmroast attached the following image:
ren88[529].jpg
 
Coffeenut
A beauty Farmroast! That is a cool catch and interesting design. I like how it allows the brew pots to swing over under the basket and then back for serving. I see two handles on the metal basket assy. What's the 2nd handle do?

What's the story behind how you came to own this historic brewer?

Rick
 
bjanis
Looks like it takes two hands to handle a whooper!!!!

s:8 s:8 s:8 s:8
 
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Coffeenut wrote:
A beauty Farmroast! That is a cool catch and interesting design. I like how it allows the brew pots to swing over under the basket and then back for serving. I see two handles on the metal basket assy. What's the 2nd handle do?

What's the story behind how you came to own this historic brewer?

Rick
It was an ebay "pickup only" scoop, 2hrs away in NY state.
Probably came from large hotel in NYC or possibly Albany. Nice winter restore project. Along with the 180mm tamper :(
 
bjanis

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bjanis wrote:
Looks like it takes two hands to handle a whooper!!!!

s:8 s:8 s:8 s:8


Really that is a big portafilter. Haven't seen switches like that since we finished building Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island. WOW really nice. Now to get a cup to match !

What's the thing on the top?
 
Dan
What a fun item! I've never seen such a device. Looks straight forward. It looks like the PF is pressurized, perhaps only slightly so, but it may make coffee more like a vacpot than drip.
 
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farmroast

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bjanis wrote:

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bjanis wrote:
Looks like it takes two hands to handle a whooper!!!!

s:8 s:8 s:8 s:8


Really that is a big portafilter. Haven't seen switches like that since we finished building Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island. WOW really nice. Now to get a cup to match !

What's the thing on the top?
The middle section (water heater) is set on balance arms. When filled with water slightly lowers and the small rod in the back runs a on/off switch in the very top box. As the water exits the whole middle section rises and shuts off the heating elements thus it's one of the first "Automatic" brewers.
farmroast attached the following image:
ren73[531].jpg

Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
seedlings
"Danger, Will Robinson!"
 
seedlings
Introducing
seedlings attached the following image:
astronaut_farmer[534].jpg
 
farmroast
LOL s:8 s:8 s:8 Chad, great poster.very cool thanks, Ed
Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
seedlings
Hey Ed, it's the least I could do to honor that beautiful relic from the industrial revolution! The chrome, the tubes, the switches... it's gorgeous. Looking at the sight glass... hey, is there some coffee left in there? Antique coffee!

Wishing you good fun and great coffee,
CHAD
Edited by seedlings on 10/10/2007 2:23 PM
 
ginny
hey you guys, I am not sure which is way cooler:

the machine

or

the poster...

way, way cool Mr. Ed and Chad

ginnys:8s:8
 
seedlings
t h e__M A C H I N E__i s__W A Y__C O O L E R !




CHAD
Edited by seedlings on 10/14/2007 4:39 PM
 
EddieDove
suck up ...

s:8
Respectfully,

Eddie Dove

The South Coast Coffee Roaster
vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Reference
http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogsp...gspot.com/
 
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seedlings
Well... I am waiting for my invitation to the inaugural brewing session once it's 21st century ready!

;)
 
farmroast
All my forums family H) are invited to the inaugural brewing. I hope to use it as an educational piece. Planning to have it at next years Eastern States Exposition in the MA. state building (the new england state fair). with an attendance of 1 million. Will also consider getting it to other events after I build a shipping container for it. Hope to have it rebuilt by spring. My free time for coffee projects is being split with a project designing a sample roaster for coffee farmers who live in remote areas of the world and don't get to cup their production! Ed
Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
seedlings
Have you had any time to tinker lately,Ed? Just wondering how this project is going...

CHAD
 
farmroast
update So far no luck in finding much for information on this thing. Reneka changed ownership more then 12 years ago and the new ownership doesnt seem to have much connection with the past. I did find someone in France with a nice collection of old espresso machines. He has a Reneka that is kinda similar, see pic. My brother is going to be visiting for Thanksgiving and we are going to open up the main head then(dont want to bend or crack anything while splitting open, definitely two person job.).
farmroast attached the following image:
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Ed B.
DreamRoast 1kg roaster, Levers, Hand Mills http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
 
garybt3
farmroast,
that is a great looking coffee machine! I'm working on a little project (renewing a 92 Faema S87-2 Espresso machine. I joined another coffee forum that is based in Europe, and some of the members have some really kick ass vintage machines that they restored. You might want to join up over there and post a few pics. These guys are friendly, and willing to help us Yanks out. My Italian Faema machine was fairly easy to figure out from a detailed parts manual, and I still don't read or write Italian ;)

http://www.toomuchcoffee.com/index.php

Gary

My Faema project: http://garybt3.googlepages.com/faemas...aemas-87-2
Edited by garybt3 on 11/01/2007 9:51 AM
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

Check out: http://garybt3.googlepages.com/home
 
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seedlings
Hey, garybt3, jimoncaffeine rebuilt a Faema S in -->THIS THREAD<-- (part 3) and it may be of interest to you!

CHAD
 
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