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La Pavoni Napolitana - Gerald Schieven's Review
Posted: December 4, 2007, 6:30pm
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La Pavoni Napolitana Espresso Machine
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Tgoob Erbutt 8.50
Britt Juliff 7.00
Nick Robins 6.75
Mike Heslop 6.33
Paul Petzschmann 4.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.4
Manufacturer: La Pavoni Quality: 7
Average Price: $799.00 Usability: 5
Price Paid: $450.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 year Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Makes okay cafe au lait, but for espresso drinks it just doesn't cut it.
Positive Product Points

The coffee it produces tastes good.  Machine attractive.  Grinder works well.

Negative Product Points

Insufficient pump pressure.

Detailed Commentary

We were disappointed with the machine, The pump simply does not have sufficient pressure to extract the rich, oily crema which is the hallmark of good espresso, nor was it able  to steam milk properly (i.e. the milk is heated, but there's no dense foam).  Hence it makes good cafe au lait, but for espresso/latte/etc. it just doesn't cut it.  To be fair, the grinder worked well after much experimentation, although it took a LOT of knob-turning before I could begin to notice whether the grind was getting coarser or finer, and the instructions were not helpful in this regard.  After six months we bought a commercial espresso machine, and just used the grinder from the La Pavoni machine.

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