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Topic: Lever Machine (La Pavoni) (6 msgs / 108 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
Everyone,
I just bought a lever machine!  An older Europiccola which is in pretty goo=
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shape! Check it out!http://tinyurl.com/zkx2g.  Hopefully, this thing will
help me learn the ropes a bit.  I max out at 2 espressos at the same time,
and usually one, so I think it will meet my needs for now...
Can't wait to try some of the great coffees I've been dripping so far!
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Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com

2) From: Steve Hay
Oh, and thanks Jim for being so helpful!  Your advice was awesome.
On 3/19/06, Steve Hay  wrote:
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Steven Hay
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3) From: Michael Wascher
Congratulations, looks like you got a nice machina for a good price.
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"Life is just one damned thing after another."
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4) From: Michael Dhabolt
Steve,
I have a friend that has one of those and loves it.  Congrats, looking
at the bidding - it looks like it was a war.
Mike (just plain)

5) From: French Lewis
Hi Steve,
Congratulations on a great eBay win.   I have a
Europiccola (probably 2-3 years newer than the one you
bought) and it has taught me so much about making
espresso.    There are a lot of websites for La Pavoni
advice, and I think our hosts have a tip sheet on
their site.   My big advice is to enjoy the process,
expect a steep learning curve, and make sure you have
a good grinder.   Also, don't touch anything that
isn't bakelite after the machine comes to
temperature...I've got the scars on my fingers to
remind me of that...
enjoy the new toy,
French
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6) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Congratulations, Steve.
The Europiccola will be fine for 1 or 2 espressos at a time.  I love
mine.  But it takes a long time to learn and a lot of patience.  It's
like homeroasting - the operator plays a big part in how it turns out.
 It is a great way to get to know all the variables in espresso and
how a little change in one place can change the whole outcome.  It's
not rocket science.  But pretty close.  :)
The Europiccola will give you heavenly god shots.  Not very often. 
But when it does - WOW!  It took 2-3 months before I got one.  Had a
lot that were fine and many that were godawful (the opposite of a
godshot?).
But if you like homeroasting, you'll like the hands-on experience of
the Europic.
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Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO & i'Roast2


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