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Topic: Lever Machine (La Pavoni) (6 msgs / 108 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
I just bought a lever machine!  An older Europiccola which is in pretty goo=
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!
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:
Steven Hay
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3) From: Michael Wascher
Congratulations, looks like you got a nice machina for a good price.
On 3/19/06, Steve Hay  wrote:
"Life is just one damned thing after another."
  - Elbert Hubbard

4) From: Michael Dhabolt
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,
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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
But if you like homeroasting, you'll like the hands-on experience of
the Europic.
On 3/19/06, Steve Hay  wrote:
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