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allora
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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2005, 6:42am
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I'm wondering about this machine.  It's a plastic body, but it looks nice. :)

Thanks!
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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2005, 9:46am
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One of the local (bad) coffee roaters used to sell this machine. I thought it looked pretty chinzy for the $. The price ($430 PLUS S&H) compares directly against the Rancilio Silvia ($495 INCLUDING S&H) click here which is a whole lot more machine and markedly robust compared to the Pavoni.

I don't like the way the Pavoni looks in person. Do you?

As far as the coffee produced, I have no experience with this Pavoni but do have a very positive experience with Silvia.

Len  

here is my son-in-law's set-up:

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2005, 10:32am
Subject: Re: Any opinions on the La Pavoni Lusso?
 

Since you have a La Prima Espresso bag on the counter, I'm guessing we're in the same area. :)  Their Miscela Bar Espresso is pretty good.  

I've not seen the machine up close, to be honest.  I was browsing around the net and saw them and wondered about them.  I also saw a couple other makes by LP, but have no idea how good their pump machines are.
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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2005, 1:59pm
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allora Said:

Since you have a La Prima Espresso bag on the counter, I'm guessing we're in the same area. :)  Their Miscela Bar Espresso is pretty good.  

I've not seen the machine up close, to be honest.  I was browsing around the net and saw them and wondered about them.  I also saw a couple other makes by LP, but have no idea how good their pump machines are.

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Do you live in Pittsburgh? I do and La Prima Miscela Bar is what I now use. My son-in-law lives in Cleveland - but finally started "importing" La Prima Miscela Bar since he could not find a decent roaster in town.

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2005, 4:15pm
Subject: Re: Any opinions on the La Pavoni Lusso?
 

Born & raised, and schooled there.     :)

Cleveland???   :p  Must make for some good conversation during dinner. ;)

I love going to the strip, but with my son, it's hard to get out.   Usually we go after a doctor's/hospital appointment.  I had coupons for la Prima Espresso and that's how I got started on their Miscela Bar.  Now I get it even w/out a coupon since it's not any more expensive than anything else.  (Love PA Macaroni, too!)

Have you ever tried Fortune's coffee?  Is this where you found the la Pavoni?  Have you found any good deals in the area for machines?  To be honest, I thought the la Pavoni Cellini was a nice looking machine.  I'd like to find something different than the norm since most of my appliances are chrome/stainless.   Other than from la Pavoni, I've not found anywhere to get one at a decent price.

So many questions, and so picky, I know!  

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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2005, 1:29pm
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allora Said:

Born & raised, and schooled there.     :)

Cleveland???   :p  Must make for some good conversation during dinner. ;)

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Yes, Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh is a much discussed topic amongst us.

allora Said:

I love going to the strip, but with my son, it's hard to get out.   Usually we go after a doctor's/hospital appointment.  I had coupons for la Prima Espresso and that's how I got started on their Miscela Bar.  Now I get it even w/out a coupon since it's not any more expensive than anything else.  (Love PA Macaroni, too!)

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I go to the strip every 5 to 7 days (to La Prima roasteria for beans, at least). PA Mac rocks! I visit them every other time in the strip for cheeses, olive oil, balsamic vinigar, pasta, etc. NB: see the picture below

allora Said:

Have you ever tried Fortune's coffee?  Is this where you found the la Pavoni?  Have you found any good deals in the area for machines?  To be honest, I thought the la Pavoni Cellini was a nice looking machine.  I'd like to find something different than the norm since most of my appliances are chrome/stainless.   Other than from la Pavoni, I've not found anywhere to get one at a decent price.

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Yes, it is Fortunes where I saw the Pavoni - some months back. I have even bought a couple of machines from them (Gaggia). You can get a good deal from them when they decide to stop selling a particular brand.

Their coffee is AWFUL - well, their espresso, at least. Like Presto George and so many others, they over-roast the beans.

Len

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