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IMAWriter
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Posted Mon Feb 18, 2013, 1:30pm
Subject: Re: upgrade from Caravel?
 

alekk Said:

OK, thanks for the advice


A 49mm with pressostat.

Posted February 18, 2013 link

Ah, and older one!Does it have the 2 way switch? I'm not as familiar with the older Pavonis as others here.
Unless I'm mistaken (and I sometimes am) the piston is brass, not plastic in those machines.
Keep it, Google threads on how to get the most out of it.
Especially as regards maintenance.

Lots of folks say that they get awesomne shots from those older machines.
Keep your Caravel, it is a jewel. I wish I had one. I'm machineless right now.
Look on www.orphanespresso.com
There are pictures of the 3 basic models of Caravel. You'll see which you have. (if you don't already know.)

 
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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 4:58pm
Subject: Re: upgrade from Caravel?
 

If you want a lever, you might look at a Ponte Vecchio Lusso. They are probably more stable than what you are looking at.

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http://www.home-barista.com/ponte-vecchio-lusso-review.html
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 5:09pm
Subject: Re: upgrade from Caravel?
 

Metatron Said:

If you want a lever, you might look at a Ponte Vecchio Lusso. They are probably more stable than what you are looking at.

Click Here (www.1st-line.com)

Review here:  

http://www.home-barista.com/ponte-vecchio-lusso-review.html

Posted February 24, 2013 link

Jim, the previous page I did included the Lusso.
A while back, Doug at Orphan espresso "modified" the Lusso's he sold...just to make them more user friendly. I think a way to adjust temperature without removing the casing, and some other cool stuff.
As he's so busy building his grinders, I'm not sure if he has any of this Lusso's now.
Has a hot water tap, a plus for some.

 
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 5:10pm
Subject: Re: upgrade from Caravel?
 

IMAWriter Said:

Jim, the previous page I did included the Lusso.
A while back, Doug at Orphan espresso "modified" the Lusso's he sold...just to make them more user friendly. I think a way to adjust temperature without removing the casing, and some other cool stuff.
As he's so busy building his grinders, I'm not sure if he has any of this Lusso's now.
Has a hot water tap, a plus for some.

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EDIT: however, the small group may not be what the OP is looking for, at nearly 1k.

 
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