8.0, Based on 57 Reviews
lever, piston, boiler, manual, espresso machine
Piston Lever Espresso Machine
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La Pavoni's "budget" lever machine, it features a two stage heating system, manual piston lever control, and an 8 cup capcity.
Theron Georges (quality: 9.6)
Bottom Line: One has to be interested in the "art" and "science" in order to make best use of the machine. If the review sounds like too much trouble, buy a semi-automatic machine instead.
Antonio Salles (quality: 9.5)
Bottom Line: Love it or hate it, that is the way of the Europiccola.
Gino Magnotta (quality: 9.5)
Bottom Line: A superb machine that will at first frustrate but then educate in the art and science of espresso making, and at a reasonable price. Perserverence will eventually bring you unrivalled espresso pleasure, although be aware of its multiple shots limitations
Gail McNeill (quality: 8.5)
Bottom Line: Italian steel-and-chrome perfection; seven years (so far) of excellence. If you want is what it was designed for- 6oz double cappuccinos, there's no better. If not, look elsewhere.
Marc Tischler (quality: 8.5)
Bottom Line: Fantastic espresso from a beautiful, quirky machine that makes you learn on the fly.
Lance Wilson (quality: 8.3)
Bottom Line: A truly marvelous machine and espresso making experience.
Marco Falbo (quality: 8.1)
Bottom Line: Not just another small appliance purchase; it is the opening to a whole new coffee universe
Adam Holmes (quality: 8.1)
Bottom Line: Hands-on espresso with a durable machine
John Yuriev (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine, fun, but definitly a learning curve
Philip Williamson (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: It's an old virtuoso, doing its job with style and soul.
Carl Lobitz (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: The Chrome Peacock--There is no substitute!
Michael Sanders (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: learn to extract not only espresso but soul and heart from your coffee.
Simon Minkoff (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: A solid machine that takes some getting used to, but the results are very satisfying indeed.
Eric Triplett (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Hearty classic machine that makes a great espresso shot.
Stephen Carey (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Well worth the experience if you want great espresso with ritual.
Dan Piette (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Beautiful and a lot of work. You need to love this machine to get good espresso
Ola Bovin (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Amazingly beautiful machine producing superb espresso
Daniel Spiegel (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Roger Moore vs. Sean Connery
Jon Kornberg (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Great fun for the inquisitive CG with time to spare.
Johan Vaktnaes (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Not a machine; a personality which will reward you if you are prepared to invest a lot of time..
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