I am looking to purchase a machine that will allow me to make a great cappuccino in the morning...or two....and espresso in the afternoon, as is the custom. If my girlfriend is over, I'd like to make her one too or any company. I like the manual pull and look. I'm reading reviews and I'm getting the impression that La Pavoni's are amazing machines that last for years and years, but they can't make decent foam. Is this true? I read one review that said if you do anything, get the 16 cup one because of the bigger reservoir in order to steam milk. Thoughts????
What size of tamper base should I choose for PC16's portafilter? I'm considering buying this machine and a new temper base for it at the same time. Just want them to fit as well as possible.
What is the best grinder to use with this machine?
Will pavoni espresso machine work in india ,as the electrical appliances work on 220volts and 50Hz frequency there?
How many bars of pressure does this machine have? I believe most of these lever machines have 7-8 bars. How will this compare to a standard 15 bar automatic?
I have a Stradivarius la Pavoni (serial # 0000005 bought on the online auction) and an Europiccola la Pavoni
I have tried over the years to perfect my extraction and get lots of smooth crema
I'm never satisfied with my results ... I've experimented with grinding levels (using a la Pavoni burr grinder) and tamp pressure ... I've never figured out how much pressure to put on the hand pump .. is that also a variable I should play with?
My Jura Espresso machine says to replace the filter. My husband thinks that the filter is called Claris. However I cannot find it in the parts section. Can you please tell me how to get this water filter?