8.0, Based on 57 Reviews
lever, piston, boiler, manual, espresso machine
Piston Lever Espresso Machine
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La Pavoni's "budget" lever machine, it features a two stage heating system, manual piston lever control, and an 8 cup capcity.
Theron Georges (quality: 9.7)
Bottom Line: One has to be interested in the "art" and "science" in order to make best use of the machine. If the review sounds like too much trouble, buy a semi-automatic machine instead.
Antonio Salles (quality: 9.5)
Bottom Line: Love it or hate it, that is the way of the Europiccola.
Gino Magnotta (quality: 9.5)
Bottom Line: A superb machine that will at first frustrate but then educate in the art and science of espresso making, and at a reasonable price. Perserverence will eventually bring you unrivalled espresso pleasure, although be aware of its multiple shots limitations
Gail McNeill (quality: 8.5)
Bottom Line: Italian steel-and-chrome perfection; seven years (so far) of excellence. If you want is what it was designed for- 6oz double cappuccinos, there's no better. If not, look elsewhere.
Marc Tischler (quality: 8.5)
Bottom Line: Fantastic espresso from a beautiful, quirky machine that makes you learn on the fly.
Lance Wilson (quality: 8.3)
Bottom Line: A truly marvelous machine and espresso making experience.
Marco Falbo (quality: 8.1)
Bottom Line: Not just another small appliance purchase; it is the opening to a whole new coffee universe
Adam Holmes (quality: 8.1)
Bottom Line: Hands-on espresso with a durable machine
John Yuriev (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine, fun, but definitly a learning curve
Philip Williamson (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: It's an old virtuoso, doing its job with style and soul.
Carl Lobitz (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: The Chrome Peacock--There is no substitute!
Michael Sanders (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: learn to extract not only espresso but soul and heart from your coffee.
Simon Minkoff (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: A solid machine that takes some getting used to, but the results are very satisfying indeed.
Eric Triplett (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Hearty classic machine that makes a great espresso shot.
Stephen Carey (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Well worth the experience if you want great espresso with ritual.
Dan Piette (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Beautiful and a lot of work. You need to love this machine to get good espresso
Ola Bovin (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Amazingly beautiful machine producing superb espresso
Daniel Spiegel (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Roger Moore vs. Sean Connery
Jon Kornberg (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: Great fun for the inquisitive CG with time to spare.
Johan Vaktnaes (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: Not a machine; a personality which will reward you if you are prepared to invest a lot of time..
Jeff Novick (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: No other machine can be as much fun and teach you as much about espresso
Andy (quality: 6.2)
Bottom Line: Would purchase another one for my sons 21st present.
John Boddie (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: An exacting and rewarding machine
General Washington (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Good espresso, but maybe not for the faint of heart.
Daniel Bennett (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Looks great, feels poor, doesn't make good coffee but makes the world's most stylish milk steamer!
Jonathan (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Beautiful, Easy, Fun & Forgiving.
John Swanson (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: This machine is garbage.
Ray Mo (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: A very high quality espresso machine that is great for novices and and experienced alike.
John Hawkins (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Great machine - Beautiful - Great Espresso - Sensitive to grind and tamp - Requires patience to master
Thomas Kitching (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: Awesome, paid for itself already as I no longer ned to drink inferior coffee out in town. Recommended to all!
Randy Fox (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: For the money I feel I got reasonable value
Dan Saintamour (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: Everything is a variable
John Valdivia (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: Beautiful, fun, machine with very satifying results for those willing to become involved in the process.
John (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: Simply the best.
Jeanette Wihlsson (quality: 5.2)
Bottom Line: Fantastic machine order one now!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rhys Lewis (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Quirky, but statisfying to the enthusiast who apprecitates the process of espresso and the aesthetics of it's design.
Hugo Thorisson (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Excellent machine were you are in full control of your espresso coffee
Erik N (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Very good Espresso from this machine, a great learning tool... Go for it!!
Nick Roulstone (quality: 4.9)
Bottom Line: Beauty, control and great steaming ability in a small foot print.
Bob Bethel (quality: 4.8)
Bottom Line: Don't listen to the bad reviews, this is a great & easy to use machine, AND a piece of art.
Ed Dotson (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: An excellent machine, well built and performs well.
Robin Kelly (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: Typically Italian: great to look at, but a maintenance handful.
Chris Schaefer (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: For those who want it to be, it is well worth it.
Cerrado Dude (quality: 4.6)
Bottom Line: Widely loved, but can be difficult
Chris Wyser-Pratte (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: Looks better than it works.
Dave Erickson (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: Owning a La Pavoni Europiccolo is very much like owning an expensive Italian sports car: It's beautiful to look at, and when it works, you feel really great. But if you aren't a mechanic, be ready to pony up regularly for maintenance.
Max Rahder (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: If you like beautiful simple devices, this is a good choice.
Jay C (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: This nice looking, easy to use machine delivers excellent espresso.
Plant (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: better than many $3000.00 machines.
NoChefAtAll (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Only for those who need some punishment (masochism) to experience bliss.
Ricardo Soto (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: An absolute status symbol, this machine makes excellent espresso, it will last a lifetime and it will dress up any kitchen.
Pete R. (quality: 3.5)
Bottom Line: Use your noggin and you can have a perfect, easy espresso every time
Jeff Kline (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: Seriously look at other machines.
J M (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Beautiful machine. Must have good beans, grinder, tamper and patience to make a good shot. With a little practice it is all worth it.
Jeana P (quality: 1.8)
Bottom Line: Great machine if all you want to do is dust it.
Bottom Line: Fun, freaky, fascinating, fabulous!
Bottom Line: It's a beast and I love it.
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