The La Pavoni Europiccola: Lever on a Budget

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Lever espresso machines are all the rage these days. Manual control, while perhaps intimidating to the novice, with practice leads to the holy grail of espresso. The design of lever espresso machines-- combined with the right hand-- results in a shot that is sweeter and smoother than anything an auto can put out. Yet this espresso ecstasy doesn't come cheap. Many lever machines run into the thousands. Let's take a look at the La Pavoni Europiccola, a sub-$1,000 lever

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Lever Espresso Machines

lever espresso machines

  Continuing on our theme of fine-tuning, we thought we would take a moment to talk about lever espresso machines. Lever-driven machines are manual espresso machines. If you remember our post on why you shouldn’t buy a cheap espresso machine, we reviewed steam driven and pump driven machines. We didn’t discuss levers in that post, as they aren’t ever cheap (as we defined the term) and they are a topic worthy of their own separate post. One popular primer

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