If you are the kind of person who truly cares about making a bloody good cup of espresso, and cares about controlling everything that makes a good cup of espresso, the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola 8-Cup Lever Style Espresso Machine is the pick.
There’s no doubt that this espresso machine can make a great espresso, but can you make a great espresso with this machine? With the La Pavoni Europiccola, you have to grind, tamp, and pull your own shot. Some people even go as far as to roast their own beans, but that is not strictly required.
This beautiful espresso machine in chrome is heavy and you can feel the quality of the parts when you pull. It is a machine only for the perfectionists because you won’t get superb espresso at the first shot. It takes some learning to get the pressure and timing precisely correct so that you get that lovely crema-topped espresso that tastes just right.
However, once you’ve learned the ways of the La Pavoni Europiccola, you’ll enjoy making espressos every day and serving awestruck guests as they come around.
Only for the Enthusiasts
Be warned, only buy this espresso machine if you will enjoy the whole process of the espresso making. If you think you can live with grinding and tamping, but not learning how to pull a perfect shot every time, get a semi automatic. If you want to press a button and get great espresso, get an automatic or super automatic.
The best thing about the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola 8-Cup Lever Style Espresso Machine is that it has no flimsy breakable parts. No electronics to fail you at any time either. Parts like seals are easily replaceable. Find out more by following the link.
If this is not for you, I have other reviews as well:
- Best Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine
- Best Automatic Espresso Machine
- Best Super Automatic Espresso Machine
Or go to my Best Espresso Machine main page for more recommendations!