Summary: With this machine I make better espresso at home than I can get at the shop. Be warned though... This machine is NOT 'easy' to use at all and you will 'grow with it' ...if that makes any sense... I had a lesson at te shop I purchased it from and that got me started making good coffee right away.
Summary: I have owned my La Pavoni Professional for four years now and use it every morning (two cappuccinos for me and two for my wife). I replaced the gaskets once recently (on-line instructions walked me through the process--did it over an hour or two).
One Burr Grinder + La Pavoni = Perfection. Good Bye Semi Auto's!!
4 June 2013
Summary: I have had this machine for well over a year now. I purchased a Capresso Infinity Burr Grinder with my order. The Capresso Burr Grinder is on the low end, price wise. I did speak directly with La Pavoni Tech support and he said that this grinder would work just fine.
Summary: If you are looking for a pull handle coffee maker (which I was) this is the one for you. It takes a fine grind tamped firmly and it makes perfect crema on the top of your shot. I read some reviews before I bought this one but the only one that concerned me was the person that said when she pulled...
Summary: I presently own a la Pavoni a 8 cup ... have had it for years and years. Assessing whether this machine is right for you is, thankfully, really simple. You have to understand your priorities and determine what you want.
Summary: A mere 4 months after I bought it, and with just one use per day, this machine it has started to leak from the Sight Glass (water level monitor). Which undoubtedly signals it is not long for this world.
the coffee leaks before the lever pulls down, and i feel no resistance while pulling the lever
3 June 2012
Summary: I've tried every different grind, to the finest my grinder can offer (its a $300 grinder, i think this should be sufficient), and the result is always the same: When I pull the lever arm up, about half an ounce of coffee spills out, then pulling down the lever arm offers no resistance, and as a...
Summary: I've had my machine about a week now, and I'm extremely happy with it so far. I had deliberated between buying the La Pavoni or a semi-automatic machine. I opted for the La Pavoni because I enjoy a challenge, and as someone who loves espresso I like the idea of truly crafting a shot.
An excellent machine, if you are willing to work with it.
25 January 2012
Summary: Our machine has been providing us with excellent espresso (and lattes that are far better than those we have gotten at Starbucks) for six years. As others have noted, there is a bit of a learning curve.
Summary: We've only had this machine for a week now, but I'm already in love. It makes the best espresso I have ever tasted... We are coffee snobs (roast our own beans even!) and this machine is perfection. It's quiet (so nice not to hear the thunk thunk of a pump!), easy to use, etc.