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Gaggia Factory - James Downey's Review
Posted: November 15, 2004, 7:33pm
review rating: 6.3
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Gaggia Factory Lever Machine
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Merle Richard 10.00
Michael Mermigan 9.25
James Hathaway 8.66
Greg Sherwin 8.12
Danny Hyams 7.75

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Gaggia Factory 16
Manufacturer: La Pavoni Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $499.99 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Whole latte Love Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Looks Great, quality construction throughout, produces a fine product and I just love it, enjoy!...........(:>))
Positive Product Points

A great looking, well built & makes wonderful espresso! Takes a little effort to learn but the payoff is tremendous...

Negative Product Points

The instruction book worthlesst. Excellent article on net by Daniel Ho ("How to use the La Pavoni Professional Espresso Machine") gives detailed and meaningful instructions. Note: this machine is basically the same as the Gaggia.
Throw away the tamper & the single shot strainer, both useless. Buy a 52mm tamper that fits inside the basket or your tamp will never be right.

Detailed Commentary

If you enjoy a challenge and the thrill of victory this machine will make you very happy!  I just love the looks of this baby and the price was well within  my budget.  Quality, this is a BMW, looks great and built to last.  Please, the best things in life are never easy and neither is making great espresso, but with a little practice you will know the joy of success and the taste of what quality espresso is all about.  Forget the grind process for now pick up some illy pre-ground espresso coffee and learn how to tamp and pull first. Grinding adds another dimension to your enjoyment and understanding of espresso. Just wait till you start sampling the vast assortment of beans to find your favorite blend.  The more you put into this art the better it and you become. Hey I'm not a lattejunkie for nothing!

Buying Experience

Whole latte Love- excellent site.  S/H were free (FedEx), arrive to my house in 4 days ( NY to L.A.) in perfect condition.

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