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.
- Triple chrome plated – provides for a long lasting machine that holds its beauty. Two models available: one with chrome base and one with black base.
- Portafilter - made of chrome plated brass that helps keep temperature stabile when drawing a shot, which is critical for delivering a high quality shot. The handle is made of heavy duty black plastic which is designed to withstand heavy wear and tear.
- Brass boiler – Chrome plated on the outside and nickel plated on the inside, the boiler is designed for temperature stability. The boiler takes about 6 minutes to heat up and allows users to switch from brewing to steaming without any transition time.
- Pressure control – The espresso machine has a built in pressure controller that controls the boiler temperature for the optimal response. The controller will keep the boiler pressure between .7 bar and 1 bar.
- Three hole steam wand – similar to steam wands found on many commercial espresso machines, the Europiccola is a great option for those who love making the perfect froth. One frustration many users have with other home espresso machines is that they are forced to wait between brewing and steaming, not so with the Europiccola - it allows instant transition.
- Capable of making eight, 2 oz cups of espresso. If you are looking for something a little bigger, you may want to upgrade to the 16 cup Professional or Stradivari.
- Factory tested for superior quality control – the machine may arrive with a little evidence of this (moisture, water marks, etc.), but you can have confidence in the fact that world renown artisans have taken the time to make sure your machine works as it should.
- Water level gauge – monitor the water level in the machine with an easy to use water gauge on the outside of the machine.
- Stainless steel heating elements for long lasting performance.
- Single switch operation – the power switch is the only switch required for operation.
- Temperature light – the power button will change to green when the machine has reached the right temperature for operation.
- Thermal fuse – avoid damage to your espresso machine or potential injury through a thermal fuse that turns off the boiler if it starts to overheat. When the temperature reaches 225 Fahrenheit the machine will switch off keeping you and your equipment safe. Once it’s cooled down to a safe level, the fuse can be easily turned back on for safe operation.
- Demonstration video included.
- ETL listed
- Gift boxed – The Europiccola is an ideal gift for an espresso lover’s wedding, valentine’s day, birthday, Christmas, or any other special occasion.
- Cappucino Automatic attachment – make great cappuccino with the help of this attachment.
- Filters can be used for milled coffee and standard pods ESE
- Pressure relief valve – excessive pressure in the boiler is relieved with this valve.
- Model Number: EPC-8
- Width: 7.5 inches
- Depth: 10.25 inches
- Cup clearance: 2.5 inches
- Boiler volume: 27 oz
- Reservoir size: 27 oz
- POD friendly without adaption
- Water sources: Reservoir/Internal tank
- Volts 110.
- Watts 1000
- Weight 14 lbs.
- Height 12"
La Pavoni - Company Background and History
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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Awesome customer service and timely delivery of my new La Pavoni lever machine. I will definitely shop here again.