If you want an espresso machine that is designed for both beauty and the ability to provide the utmost control over the espresso it delivers, the La Pavoni Europiccola is (the Professional and the Stradivari are great options as well) the machine for you! Originally designed in 1950 by Italian artisans, the aesthetics of the Europiccola are hard to beat when it comes to traditional Italian design.
The Europiccola is a manual, lever operated espresso machine, that takes some practice to master, but once you’ve mastered it, the espresso it delivers is outstanding! The espresso machine is operated by lifting a lever that causes a piston inside of the machine to rise, allowing heated water to infuse the coffee in the filter holder. When the lever is lowered, the heated is water is forced through the coffee with enough pressure to extract the espresso into a cup below the portafilter.
La Pavoni was founded in Milan, Italy in 1905 by the inventor of the world’s first espresso machine, Desiderio Pavoni. The company started making the first espresso machine designed for coffee bars, which has led to the tradition of drinking Italian style espresso at bars. The original machine design allowed some steam to infiltrate the coffee while brewing, creating a somewhat sour/burnt flavor.
Around 40 years after the initial machine design, another espresso machine design was invented and quickly became popular. In this design, water was heated, then pushed through ground coffee under high pressure. This technique greatly reduced, and with some machines, eliminated the burnt/sour flavor problem that previous machine designs had.
La Pavoni created several popular machines using this technology advancement, and in 1961, they developed the first electrical espresso machine for home use. This machine was the amazing reliable and popular Europiccola lever espresso machine. Customers have reported using these machines for 20 or 30 years with great performance.
After 13 successful years of selling the Europiccola, La Pavoni release the La Pavoni Professional, which is essentially a larger version of the Europiccola, allowing users to create 16 cups of espresso, instead of 8. La Pavoni also added a manometer to the Professional machine, allowing users to monitor boiler pressure during use, providing more performance consistency.
Along with these two very popular espresso machine models, La Pavoni has many other machines and grinders in their product line up, both for home and commercial use. For the commercial market, La Pavoni has several machine variations available – Espresso Outlet sells most or all of the machines available for United States markets. They even have lever action models that are quite unique – it is difficult to find comparable machines from other competitors that are available in the United States. These machines have great performance and are ideal for cafés with a traditional feel. Along with these machines, they also have machines with semi-automatics, electronic, volumetric dosing, and fully automatic features.
Since the company’s inception, they have focused on creating machines that are not only high quality and reliable, but also aesthetically beautiful. You’ll never be ashamed of having a La Pavoni espresso machine or grinder in your home or business.
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