From the manufacturer
La Pavoni Professional Line of Lever Espresso Machines
ART & FUNCTION – MADE IN ITALY
The La Pavoni Professional espresso maker is a a combination of style, quality and reliability. Available in various styles and finishes. The machine is largely constructed of chrome plated brass and is built to last. The base of the espresso machine is made of steel and is triple copper and brass plated on the outside and features wood handles. The inside of the base has has a light polish to prevent problems due to moisture.The large boiler ensures that lime scale deposits have minimal effect, meaning minimum maintenance is needed.
By lifting the lever, a piston inside the group is raised, allowing water under pressure to infuse the coffee in the filter holder. The lever is then lowered, causing the piston to force the water through the coffee into the cup. The user therefore can vary the speed at which the water passes through the coffee, ensuring this latter is made exactly according to his own requirements.
The machine is fitted with a steam jet interchangeable with the Automatic Cappuccino maker, for the preparation of cappuccino and hot drinks in general, and is equipped with a manometer to check the boiler pressure.The "Cappuccino Automatic" attachment ensures a perfect cappuccino every time.
- Professional-style machine with pressure gauge & water level glass
- Attractive classic design with chrome base
- Great steaming mechanism for cappuccinos
- Pull up to sixteen 2 ounce cups of espresso with the 38 ounce boiler
- Select to make one or two shots at a time
- Made in Italy
Perhaps it's not surprising that an Italian company such as La Pavoni takes its espresso and cappuccino very seriously. The detailed manual and video that come with this professional-style machine spare no small detail while guiding you through the espresso and cappuccino process. With proper equipment, La Pavoni argues, including very fine grounds and a state-of-the art machine, an espresso or cappuccino can be a work of art. Because cafe prices are rising and an improperly made espresso is indistinguishable from mud, it's worth investing the time and equipment required for a rich and truly satisfying espresso experience. For me, one thing that separates a barista-style cappuccino from many homemade efforts is the quality of the foam. The Europiccola produces foam with just right amount of frothiness, although the foam can also be controlled if you prefer less enthusiastic frothing. For top-quality cappuccinos, the machine should be descaled four or five times a year (descaling instructions are included). Made of gleaming chrome, this strikingly attractive machine should not be cleaned with abrasives. –Laura Cuthbert
This item may arrive with water inside from the manufacturer's pressure test. This is a normal occurrence and doesn't point to a problem with the machine.