Makes the best espresso of any maker I have tried over 25 ...
SOCRATES "SOCRATES", Amazon
21 December 2014
Summary: Makes the best espresso of any maker I have tried over 25 years. There simply is no substitute, mechanical or otherwise, for the manual process. Everything else pales in comparison. The machine also produces beautiful steamed and frothed milk.
Summary: We've owned a La Pavoni for almost 30 years. When they work, they make the best espresso and cappucino. Unfortunately, the quality control at La Pavoni has deteriorated significantly and the new machines are junk. A few years ago, our 25 year old machine was destroyed.
Summary: Bought it two days ago, and it is already broken. The water will not reach any pressure because all the steam leaves through the safety valve, which I have just realized, after checking in some forums online, it is defective
Summary: JUST about the WORST way to make espresso. WHY?: Always too hot. NO way to refill it -- you must wait or bleed off pressure to get more water in through the top. Several rubber seals wearing out in the brew head -- NOT fun to replace Managed by a mechanical pressurestat -- expensive and sticks ON.
Summary: So yes we live in Seattle the coffee mecca so we are a little crazy about our coffee, but seriously this is one of the best investments I have ever made. This machine isn't as hard to master if you have a great grinder and access to freshly roasted beans.
Summary: I'm a new owner of this machine, so here are my initial thoughts: This machine does take a little "getting to know" but it's not nearly as frustrating as some people say. Pros: -great shots!!! just make sure you have a good grinder and know how to adjust it properly. also fresh roasted coffee!
Hands down, best manual espresso machine and a beautiful work of art.
9 July 2013
Summary: Hands down, best manual espresso machine and a beautiful work of art. Don't let the simplicity of the machine intimidate or fool you, this is one easy machine to use and you will never spend $$$$ at the local $t@r&ucks or coffee shop for an espresso or cappuccino.
Summary: Excellent espresso for the coffee fanatic. And better, faster, more cost effective than Starbucks. Professional quality. These machines are built to last. My first was built in 1976, and it's still going strong.
Summary: I love this thing. into my 2nd month now, and I am getting better with it every day. It is a very cool machine, and clearly capable of making excellent espresso. It is also very easy to get wrong. Pay attention to every detail, measurement, the bean, the grind, the tamp, etc etc etc..
Summary: I have now owned my La Pavoni PC-16 for a bit over two years. I researced this machine heavily before deciding to purchase it. I was well aware that it would take lots of practice and time to perfect. Getting the right grind was every bit as challenging as learning to operate the machine itself.