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La Pavoni Europiccola - Dan Piette's Review
Posted: January 17, 2000, 6:52am
review rating: 6.7
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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: 6.4
Manufacturer: Pavoni Quality: 8
Average Price: $789.00 Usability: 4
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: BestofItaly Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 2 years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Silvia
Bottom Line: Beautiful and a lot of work. You need to love this machine to get good espresso
Positive Product Points

Great control over the process, Interaction with the beans (Be ONE with the beans), well contructed, should last forever or close to it, beautiful piece of equipment, harkens back to the original history of espresso. Quiet, easy to clean, quick to heat up.

Negative Product Points

Hard to find the right combination of grind, tamp, and pressure on the lever. Small boiler, no hot water dispensor.

Detailed Commentary

You need to pay attention while making coffee with a Eurpiccola. It is not a machine for dilittantes, but when it hits, there is nothing better. It looks good on the counter, and can become part of a routine easily, but you must take your time to learn the nuances of this great espresso maker.

You don't really have a preceise measure of the pressure applied to the grounds, which allows you to be very lax in ground control. You can get something out with very coarse grounds, and you can get something out with very fine grounds, though you may need to press rather hard. This is good if you do not want to watse coffee, bad if you want consistancy.

Steaming is also a problem compared with the bigger boiler machines. You simply run out of juice faster than you do on any bigger machine (I am not sure about the bigger La Pavoni level machines) which can cause some problems when you are trying to entertain.

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