Bleu405 Senior Member Joined: 6 Dec 2007 Posts: 30 Location: Oakland Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: La Cara Lever, Starbucks... Grinder: Le Lit PL 53
Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013, 11:48am Subject: ***SOLD*** FS - restored La Cara Lever machine w/custom base
I have a La Cara lever machine for sale in the Bay Area. I have recently performed a complete overhaul of the gaskets and seals, full descale, etc. It is pulling some great shots right now. It is an older two switch design with the group screen that unscrews, similar to older La Pavoni Europiccolas. This machine has a larger boiler, similar to the La Pavoni "Ambassador" which is basically a professional without a pressure gauge. If you wanted to upgrade it, you could put a PID on it, or a pstat, but I like the analog temp surfing of this model, it is kinda like shooting film photography, no real substitute. :-)
Included are single and double portafilter baskets, and a vintage aluminum tamper.
I would rather not ship it. The custom Corian base that was fabricated for it by the previous owner is very heavy.
I will also consider trades for a good grinder, let me know what you have. I would be partial to a Macap or La Cimbali but not exclusively. Cheers, Chris
Listing Details Asking / Suggested Price: /// Seller Name: Chris Eves Seller Location: Oakland, CA Sale Type: For Sale or Trade
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