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JMH500
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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013, 5:01pm
Subject: La Pavoni CFL
 

Hi, what do you think of this La Pavoni machine ?

http://www.lapavoni.it/model.asp?id=604

I don't have a big budget but I'm looking for a fair espresso machine. I once bought a Breville Ikon and I hated it. I had a La Pavoni lever-machine but can't afford a new one. Please, don't talk about grinder, I know it's very important but I won't be able to drink coffee if I buy a grinder first...

La Pavoni Espresso CFL is 450$ at Faema in Montreal. Do you think it's a good place and a good price ?

Thank you for your advice.

PS : Sorry for my basic english, I'm french-speaking...
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Buckley
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Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013, 5:44am
Subject: Re: La Pavoni CFL
 

JMH500 Said:


I don't have a big budget but I'm looking for a fair espresso machine. I once bought a Breville Ikon and I hated it. I had a La Pavoni lever-machine but can't afford a new one. Please, don't talk about grinder, I know it's very important but I won't be able to drink coffee if I buy a grinder first...

Posted December 17, 2013 link

...and you won't be able to drink coffee if you buy a grinder last.

Sorry.  Couldn't resist.  Reading between the lines, why don't you buy a used LP lever, since you have already experienced the learning curve?  Used, they are quite reasonable. But you know that.

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JMH500
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Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013, 6:33am
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Buckley Said:

why don't you buy a used LP lever, since you have already experienced the learning curve?  Used, they are quite reasonable.

B

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You're right on that, a used lever-machine would great but I just looked for a used one nearby Montreal, no lever machine to sell. I don't want to buy used on the net, too risky. Will go to store, probably today, see if I can get a used lever-machine in a shop.

Still looking for information on the CFL. Thanks.
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Buckley
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Roaster: Nondescript popper
Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013, 6:48am
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I understand peoples' reluctance to buy online, but the LPs are so fundamental that there is very little that can be hidden surreptitiously.  NB: I just bought one on Ebay and I am very pleased with it (but not with my learning curve).
As you know, but for the sake of anyone reading this, asking specifically about, dents, cracks, seals, boiler scale, electrical before bidding will not only tell you something about the machine, but also about the sincerity of the seller.  Quick, last-minute bids without the time to ask question from a low-feedback seller is risky.  But someone who gives a reassuring impression and is enthusiastic about answering questions is another matter, especially if they have a quantity of good feedback and seem to emphasize coffee equiptment.  LPs seem to surface on Ebay with a frequency that give us some latitude in being picky.

IMO, the Mypressi is an excellent, quality espresso handheld machine for a good quality daily fix while one is waiting for the right opportunity to come along.  Downside, it doesn't steam.

And both of these investments are resellable.

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Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013, 1:49pm
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Update. I went to Faema in Montreal. They told me that this machine is no longer available here but will be replaced by PFL model, with pressurized PF, in january. Any info about this one ?
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