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Product Details
Overall Rating 8.2, Based on 40 Reviews
Avg Price $999.00
Manufacturer La Pavoni
Machine Type lever, guage, boiler, manual, piston, espresso machine
Colors Brass, Chrome
Class Piston Lever Espresso Machine
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The quintissential lever machine, the Pavoni Professional was introduced in 1973, and continues to be the romantic's first choice today. It recently underwent a major change in grouphead design.

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Josh Kempthorne (quality: 9.2) 02.04.2009 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: Sexy coffee machine with a classic twist. Don't be scared off by a challenge, this machine is espresso.
Paul Alter (quality: 8.8) 03.16.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Most of us don't get to operate much manual machinery - the Pavoni Pro provides the opportunity - an opportunity  to learn, enjoy and produce some pretty good espresso.
Pal Cabral (quality: 8.3) 10.07.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: This is the espresso machine for the fanatic follower of coffee. The ultimate do-it-yourself barista experience.
Bernard Murphy (quality: 8.0) 09.30.2007 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Like an Italian supercar, it might be expensive, heavy on maintenance - but you buy one for the difference it makes in your life.
Taylor Nunley (quality: 7.5) 06.30.2010 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Sexy hunk of chrome and barista zen. Buying this machine ensures that the only way to improve your coffee is by your own skill.
Lynn Garcia (quality: 7.3) 04.13.2007 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Beautiful machine, beautiful espresso, Control like I have always wanted.
Daniel Parilla (quality: 7.1) 06.28.2002 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Fantastic machine, great espresso, and a touch of class too.
Ben T (quality: 6.4) 09.07.2007 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: If you like detail than this is your machine. Very solid.
Len Sasissy (quality: 6.3) 01.16.2006 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: They're gonna have to pry my Pavoni Pro out from my cold dead fingers if they want it.
David Schlesinger (quality: 6.3) 08.15.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: My mornings start with a meditation on the art of pulling espresso -- a great start to the day
Greg Sherwin (quality: 6.2) 01.10.2003 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Definitely worth the money if you want a personal experience making good espresso.
Stanislav Vinokur (quality: 6.0) 06.25.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: an incredible machine for someone who loves the process of pulling a shot.
Michael Ryba (quality: 5.5) 07.06.2006 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: A classic espresso machine that hasn't been idiot-proof'ed for lazy Americans
Patrice Mackey (quality: 5.3) 09.25.2000 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Great machine for the hard-core espresso enthusiast or home decorator
Love Giraud (quality: 5.1) 07.10.2003 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: buy buy buy
Dan Coffee (quality: 5.1) 06.27.2003 Rating: 6.6
Bottom Line: Nice machine but costly.  But then again, what decent espresso machine is not over priced?
Thomas Winkler (quality: 5.0) 07.22.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Highly recommended for the serious afficionado
Kathy Ashley (quality: 4.9) 09.01.2008 Rating: 6.4
Bottom Line: Before considering the Pavoni, take a look at some other semi-automatic machines that make a great cup of espresso with only half the work and skill.
Duncan McKillop (quality: 4.8) 10.28.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: If you can afford the machine and also a good conicial or burr grinder it is a very good consistant performer with a small footprint on the bench.
Anders Halskov-Jensen (quality: 4.7) 06.21.2002 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: A beauty for those who enjoys the process as much as the drink
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