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Pavoni Pro - Product Overview
Introduction | Overview | History, First Use | Operation | Performance | Comparisons | Conclusion
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Sexy coffee machine with a classic twist. Don't be scared off by a challenge, this machine is espresso.
Josh Kempthorne, Feb 4, 2009
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What a machine, I've been in love with it ever since I first saw a La Pavoni Professional 8 years ago. I was warned off it by the retailer (“to much machine for you newbie”), and probably rightly so. This is a great value espresso machine, in NZ terms...
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Sexy hunk of chrome and barista zen. Buying this machine ensures that the only way to improve your coffee is by your own skill.
Taylor Nunley, Jun 30, 2010
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The first time I saw James Bond making coffee with one of these in Live and Let die, I HAD to have one.

As a geek searching Ebay at 2 in the morning one day, finding a used La Pavoni pro for $200 on Ebay was my dream. I hit the buy it now auction and...
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In this detailed review, we'll be looking at several key factors, discussing each one at length:

  • Product Overview, including our initial impressions of the chrome peacock, some history of the device, published specifications, materials and build, and some notes from the company's literature as well as third party resources.

  • Operation and Maintenance,  which looks at the everyday workability of the machine, how to get the most out of it, and more. We put the machine through the paces and point out things we liked and don't like, as well as how easy (or difficult) it is to maintain.

  • Machine Performance is where we get down to the serious issues of how the machine performs as compared to other espresso machines. We also evaluate our expectations of the machine and whether or not it delivers.

  • Comparisons will have head to head looks at the La Pavoni Professional and some competing machines.

  • Conclusion is where we provide our final say on this product, and our recommendations and ratings.

We'll also be evaluating this machine for what it is - a manual machine that requires a lot of hands-on use.

This was one of our more favoured reviews in recent memory, I can't remember having more fun with a product, except for maybe the Elektra Micro Casa, and most of my helpers with this review concurred. There's almost something magical about using a manual product like this, if you're really into espresso.

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