LaPavoni-TODAY SPECIALS La Pavoni EN Europiccola Lever Espresso Machine Base : Classic coffee machine – but is it for you?

This espresso machine is fantastic, making great coffee while being fun to operate: literally pulling your espresso shot can be very rewarding. Having said that, i wouldn’t recommend it to someone who just wants a fully automatic solution, as a little bit of experimentation is required with different grind size, beans etc. Until you get what’s best for your taste. Of course, that’s part of the funthe only negative i’d have to say is that the tamper isn’t that good. One side is too small to do proper tamping while the other size is too large and doesn’t fit into the portafilter basket. The machine can get quite hot, so keep away from children.

Having graduated from a fully automatic machine to a very old pumped machine, i always lusted after a manual lever machine. Coffee whilst not an obsession is still my one true indulgence. I was expecting a long learning curve but was surprised that my first attempt at using this was very good. It also looks extremely good in my kitchen.

I love this machine, it’s capable of producing some of the best cups of coffee i have ever had. But & it is a big but – it can also produce some of the worst slop. The differnce in technique between great & slop is fractional. (consequently my wife hates the machine)so is it for you?the machine is best to produce 1 cup of espresso or 1 macchiato at a time. (i have not been able to produce a good cappuccino)you will need a good grinder. It gets very very hot – not safe if you allow children in the kitchenif you want a shiny retro machine for a breakfast shot – yesif you want endless cappuccino for dinner guests – nodo read all the various reviews on the net before you decide.

Didn’t buy on amazon as there was a cheaper option (but not by that much) ok here is my take on this. Cost: it is a bit costly but you can limit this buy opting for the cheapest model the guts of the machine is pretty much the same from model to model and whilst a pressure gauge looks interesting it adds a chunk of cash and is probably not that essential. By opting for the cheapest you will be paying a bit more than the price of a pumped machine (which i had been considering but discounted due to the maintenance issues. Is great, once you have got the bits right (as in coffee grind tamp pressure etc. Temperature etc) the output is stunning have a look around the web and read up. Trust me once you have made a shot with this you will wince when you taste a starbuks espresso. ) it is like melted butter that tastes of coffee its amazing. Ok there is a bit of effort but not to much. . You will need: a good grinder (and by that i mean one that will grind very consistently and repeatably with good adjust ability. Eventually i got hold of a comandante (amazon. ) which solved my grind issues.

Lovely coffee, once you manage to find the right blend, grounding, pressure of the coffee in the arm and pressure to apply to the lever. It took me around a week and will probably buy a coffee grinder once i understand which one will be worthwhile.

  • This espresso machine is fantastic, making great coffee while being fun to operate

  • Lovely coffee

  • An absolute beauty.

La Pavoni EN Europiccola Lever Espresso Machine Black Base

La Pavoni Europicola Black Base La Pavoni Europiccola makes 8 cups continuously ,Boiler capacity: 0.8 liter ,Boiler pressure: 0.7 – 0.8 bar Ground coffee or Pod(ESE) Heating Element: 1000 W ,

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  • This espresso machine is fantastic, making great coffee while being fun to operate

  • Lovely coffee

  • An absolute beauty.

La Pavoni EN Europiccola Lever Espresso Machine Black Base

Features and Spesification

  • La Pavoni Europiccola Espresso Machine with manual lever operation
  • Boiler 0.8 litres makes 8 espressos without refilling
  • Steam always immediately available
  • Chromed and black base
  • 1 Cup Filter basket (it fits also ESE serving Pods, 2 Cup Filter basket ,Tamper..