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La Pavoni Europiccola - Marc Tischler's Review
Posted: June 26, 2008, 9:51am
review rating: 8.5
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La Pavoni Europiccola
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Arrow The La Pavoni Europiccola has 57 Reviews
Arrow The La Pavoni Europiccola has been rated 7.98 overall by our member reviewers
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Theron Georges 9.67
Antonio Salles 9.50
Gino Magnotta 9.45
Gail McNeill 8.50
Marc Tischler 8.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 10
Average Price: $789.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $249.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: CG Forum Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 year Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Breville
Bottom Line: Fantastic espresso from a beautiful, quirky machine that makes you learn on the fly.
Positive Product Points

This is a gorgeous machine.  My children call it my Willy Wonka machine.  It is solid, well-built and makes me smile when I walk into the kitchen.  The learning curve is steep but once you work it out, the espresso is wonderful  I have learned an enormous amount about espresso as a result of working with this machine.

Negative Product Points

You must be willing to invest time and energy to perfect your pulls.  Took me a couple fo month to get it down.  I can only pull 2-3 shots before I need to turn it off to let it cool off.  Shots run on the small side (1-1.5 oz; never see a 2-2.5 oz shot).

Detailed Commentary

This unit is a labor of love but so rewarding in the end.  Aesthetically it is a wonderful addition to any kitchen. Unlike any appliance I have.  There is immense satisfaction that comes from mastering it and the end result - the espresso - is just delicious. You cannot expect to buy this and immediately pull good shots.  I tossed plenty before I figured it out.  Also, it will make you fully appreciate the importance of your beans and grinder.  Bad beans or  subpar grinder = bad espresso.   For the physical fitness buffs out there,  you can manually grind your beans, give a hard pull on your LP and then get an immediate energy shot to start your day.  What could be better?

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