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La Pavoni Europiccola - John's Review
Posted: November 30, 2000, 7:09am
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La Pavoni Europiccola
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Theron Georges 9.67
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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: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Simply the best.
Positive Product Points

Once you master grind and tamp, you cannot beat it. I‘ll never use anything but a lever press machine after mastering this one.

Negative Product Points

Learning curve. It requires a very fine grind - don‘t even think about using a blade grinder - it will not grind fine enough - look into a conical burr like the Solis. You have to master getting the right grind and then mastering the tamp. This isn‘t too hard to master - it just takes some practice. Once you‘ve mastered it, you‘ll think everyone else‘s espresso stinks.

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At first I had a love / hate relationship with my La Pavonni. I just couldn‘t get a good espresso press from the machine. I finally bought a good grinder and threw away my blade grinder. I‘ve never looked back. With a very fine grind (the finest I can get from my Solis) and a firm tamp (about 20 lbs pressure), I get the best espresso I‘ve ever had. Everyone who has my espresso loves it. I paid about $320.00 on eBay and bought additional filters so that I can easily do four espressos at a time. Like I mentioned above, I love this machine and would never consider anything else. I‘ve had my La Pavonni for over 6 months and would not have said this the first month that I owned it. If you buy one, have patience and you will be rewarded with a great espresso.

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