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La Pavoni Espresso Machines (other) - Viktor Klimo's Review
Posted: December 29, 2009, 9:01am
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La Pavoni Espresso Machines (other)
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Greg Danielius 6.60
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Josh Kempthorne 5.00
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Yves Troalen 1.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Product Reviewed: Puccino PCL
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $560.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: coffeeitalia Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Perfect for the home-barista, nearly professional results with the right coffee and grinder makes some really decent coffee.
Positive Product Points

Stainless steel case is easy to clean
Can be backflushed
Nice design
No driping from the group

Negative Product Points

Is very sensitive to the amount of coffee used in the filter

Detailed Commentary

Allround a very good machine for the home barista. When used with fresh roasted and ground coffee, makes realy nice coffee. Of course, it has to be switched on about an hour before you start making coffee, to get the right temperature. Cup preheating is weak as on any such small machine, but no drama - you can pour in some hot water from the group.
The machine is really sensitive to the amount of coffee used in the filter. I only use the double-filter and it has to be exactly 14g of ground coffee, not more. There is also and electrical-valve avoiding driping from the group. A manometer is also included, so you can see the pressure.
I haven't used it for cappuccino - simply because there is no second boiler to make steam and the one inside is rather small. But I have seen this machine using the included capuccino maker - one part is to be put in a jar of milk, and from the nozzle milk froth is comming out. This system, after some adjustments, made better froth than I could manualy in a jar a usual steam-nozzle.
Overall, after I have found a good roaster, using a vacuum jar for storing my coffee and a good grinder I don't really see a reason, why go for a coffee to a cafe. Honestly.

Buying Experience

I have bought it on the internet, for a much cheaper prise than in a regular shop. The item came within 5 days per DHL. No problems at all.

Three Month Followup

Machine works fine after a year. No issues.

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