Europiccola, designed in and Professional, in , are a sort of mirror of a part of the Italiandesign history. A combination of style, quality and reliability. Models Europiccola and Professional represent the best expression in terms of technology and valuable materials. Pure-gold-plated, they are a precious piece. La Pavoni’s Europiccola EPC-8 Manual Espresso Machine is a classic device that produces up to 8 consecutive high-quality espresso shots at a time.

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I guess its a matter of taste. The lever is then lowered, causing the piston to force the water through the coffee into the cup. Perhaps it will be of some use here also This procedure prevents a vacuum being created above the espresso in the filter basket which usually causes channeling during lz pull.

Europiccoladesigned in and Professionalinare a sort of mirror of a part of the Italiandesign history.

The only thing I can think of is that they must have thought that these units use the pressure and steam from the boiler to make espresso. They are much deeper than the La Pavoni basket yet are the same diameter. Raise the handle to the full height and allow hot water into the grouphead for about 10 – 15 seconds before starting a firm But not hard down stroke. It gives me an idea of what it can add to a blend and can lead to a nice balanced blend.

The older La Pavonis did not have a reset able or replaceable fuse it was inconveniently wired up inside of the heating element body and almost impossible to replace. If it goes hard, don’t force it, go ahead and wait for the pressure in the grouphead to release and then slowly turn the portafilter handle to relieve the pressure still in the grouphead.

I like double-doubles or even triple-doubles For newbies, it’s probably worthwhile noting that some parts of this guide apply only to older pre-Millenium Pavoni levers. The spring is set so that it allows pressure in the boiler to be let off once the unit is up to the appropriate temperature.


If you go on their website you will see you have many choices. When it starts to ‘sneeze’ stop and allow it to de-pressurize. If you choke the pull do not immediately take off the portafilter!

But my wife thinks I have gone a bit overboard.


Wrong; at best you will get 5 or perhaps 6 pulls before the water level gets dangerously low to the heating element. Allot of variables depend on you ‘the home barista’. Lastly, the single size filter basket for the La Pavoni is worthless. Domestic LineOptionals. La Pavoni Europiccola instructions It has a new stainless steel heating element and gasket, a replaceable fuse Radio Shack to protect it from overheating, boiler to grouphead gasket, sight glass seals, spring for the pressure relief valve, and portafilter gasket.

Europiccola — EL V: In layman terms, “It sucks. You will have much more success with them in making espresso because they hold more grind.

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By lifting the lever one raises a piston inside the group, allowing water under pressure to infuse the coffee in the filter holder. The large boiler ensures that limescale deposits have minimal effect, meaning minimum maintenance is needed. Well by now you realize that these machines europiccol be quite a challenge.

If you want to know more please visit Cookie Policy. Coffee GrindersDomestic LineJolly. Related products Select options. The solution is to cool off the portafilter by putting it in cold water.

In the pictures I took to sell this unit I used the double basket sold by La Pavoni and it can make great espresso with practice. The only thing you will need to replace on a regular basis is the grouphead and piston gaskets.

The one and a half pulls usually range in the 1. On the single basket I also do the Fellini, at least one mini pull though often two.

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You have to consider the Espresso blend, the grind, the filter basket, the tamper, the tamp itself and finally the pull. It is somewhat similar to the letter in this post but does contain the differrences you pointed out. Normal volume for the two full pulls ranges from 1. I have always sent a letter along with them below is one of them to help europiccola that paconi just becoming acquainted with their new friend.


It is just a matter of practice really and learning the right techniques, just like so much of the espresso brewing process. More often than not though I do two Europiccoal and two full pulls.

What I did; was to go through it and replace all that I have found wrong with it.

What the last owner did to this unit was to put a heavy spring in the pressure relief valve that must have increased the pressure and heat in the boiler until it forced leaks. So anyway the pressure relief valve is the part of the unit that has the small tube that is closest to the boiler.

A fuse wired into the boiler on the older models later models have them as replaceable or resettable fuses to prevent overheating and a pressure relief valve for too much pressure solves that problem. You can use the setting II for initial heat up but stay close by because when it gets up toward temperature it needs to be turned down to setting I to make good espresso.

The pressure relief valve is what you will hear hissing once the machine gets up to pressure on setting I. Try the stroke down from there again. Another issue is the tamper; I don’t know why a company as prestigious as La Pavoni sends a tamper of such low quality There are however some pavnoi that I drink mainly as single origins.