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Enjoy the full, experience of hand-crafting a fine espresso shot with the La Pavoni 16-cup Professional lever espresso machine. The Professional has all the features demanded by professional baristas combined with the classic aesthetic appeal that puts modern designs to shame. This is the machine to which true espresso lovers aspire.

 

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  • Free $75 Gift Certificate
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Price: $959.00

Equipment Info

Industrial aesthetics and professional grade components combine to make the La Pavoni Professional 16-cup lever machine the machine of choice among espresso enthusiasts. Its timeless beauty makes it a standout on any counter, whether it’s at home or at your catering station. The gleaming exterior houses a solid brass boiler and heavy brass portafilter that provide exceptional heat retention and temperature control for pulling shot after shot of espresso topped with exquisite crema, up to 16 shots before the 38-oz. capacity boiler needs a refill.

 

A PORTAFILTER FIT FOR THE PURIST

The La Pavoni Professional boasts a heavy-duty chromed brass portafilter that weighs a full 12 ounces, making it ideal for attaining and maintaining the temperature needed to brew perfect espresso. It includes a single and a double portafilter basket so you can choose whether to pull one shot or two at a time.

 

HEAVY DUTY BOILER MAINTAINS HEAT

La Pavoni has outfitted the Professional with a 38-oz. heavy-duty brass boiler designed to maintain temperature stability with excellent heat conductivity. The internal thermostat keeps the boiler at the right temperature, and the safety pressure reset switch prevents it from burning out if it goes dry or overheats. The boiler heats up fast, reaching an impressive 225 degrees within about 10 minutes, and maintaining the temperature as long as the machine is on.

 

PRACTICALLY ENDLESS STEAM

Because steam for frothing is drawn directly from the boiler, you’ll have all the steam you need to perfectly froth milk for your cappas, lattes and macchiatos. The boiler pressure maintains a steady .7-.8 bars of pressure, ideal for producing velvety microfoam to top your favorite espresso drinks. You can switch from steam to brew and back again with no wait time, and an external pressure gauge lets you monitor the boiler pressure for problems. La Pavoni gives you two choices for frothing milk: manual steam through the stainless steel steam wand or automatic frothing with the included automatic frother.

 

FEATURES

  • 38-oz boiler capacity: makes up to 16 2 oz. shots of espresso
  • Nickel plated, solid brass boiler for quick heating and impressive temperature stability
  • External boiler pressure gauge to monitor pressure
  • Internal thermostat for pressure control
  • 38-oz. capacity boiler pulls up to 16 shots before needing a refill
  • Sight glass to monitor water level in boiler
  • 2 professional brass portafilters: one or two spouts, provide excellent temperature stability
  • Professional 3-hole steam wand for optimal foaming
  • Pressure relief valve and thermal fuse for safety
  • Available with a nickel-plated exterior, gold-plated exterior or with solid rosewood accents

 

PROS:

  • The La Pavoni Professional 16 is drop-dead gorgeous. It will look great wherever you choose to display it.
  • Once you master the technique, you’ll be pulling some of the best espresso shots you’ve ever tasted.
  • 38-ounce boiler is great when you’re brewing for a crowd. Pull 16 2-ounce shots without refilling.
  • Surprisingly small footprint for such an eye-catching machine

 

CONS:

  • It takes a bit of practice to get the manual technique down.
  • While the manufacturer claims the machine heats to brewing temp in five minutes, some users report times up to 15 minutes, but the espresso is worth the wait.
Specs: 
Model: PPG-16 (Brass) PBB-16 (Black) PC-16 (Chrome)
Dimensions: 16 x 4.5 x 12 in 11 x 7 x 12 16 x 14.6 x 9.8 in
Weight: 15 lb 17 lb 16 lb
Automation: Manual: lever Manual: lever Manual: lever
Boiler: Brass, nickel-plated Brass, nickel-plated Brass, nickel-plated
Steam Arm:       Manual or automatic (attachment)         Manual or automatic (attachment)         Manual or automatic (attachment)
Watts: 1000 1000 1000
Volts: 110 110 110
Warranty: 

La Pavoni Professional Lever Espresso Machine carries a 1 year manufacturer's warranty.

 

Returns:

If you are unsatisfied with any non-coffee items from Coffee Kind (equipment, gifts, etc.), you may return or exchange them unused in their original package for 30 days after purchase for 100% your Money Back. Please see our full return policy.

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I have the premilenial version of this machine. It produce incredible espresso shot but you must be in tune with the machine. I recommend replacing the steamwand tip with a single hole tip you can get on ebay, it will allow you to produce excellent milk.
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<br>The shot is layered with flavor when pulled from one of these machines - It is not as hard as it seems to get proficient but mastering it is a fun challenge!
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The bigger boiler is worth it if you have the extra money. It allows you to have greater steam power and refill less than the 8-cup version. But also note that it takes a little longer to warm up because of the bigger boiler. The pressure gauge is useful for monitoring boiler pressure.
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I have used a pavoni 16-cup to make espresso at work now for 2 years. The machine is small, quiet, and capable of making great espresso. It is a great choice for me at the office. Focusing on thermal control of the machine is necessary to make consistent shots. I have a temperature stip on the group head to help with this, and have also found that controlling where in the heating cycle the machine is also helps with consistency ( this is not too difficult because the machine cycles regularly, and opening the steam valve for a few seconds is normally enough to turn the element on). The drip tray is a little small so I use a bowl to catch waste water and drips. Advantages: Fast heat up small footprint quiet striking design Disadvantages Thermal control (can only make 1-2 espressos at a time) Large p-stat deadband (seems to impact consistency) small drip tray
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I've had the Pro for about 4 months now. It replaced a semiauto that shall remain nameless; it was capable of the occasional pretty-good espresso, but it was a crapshoot. The Pro is worlds apart. It takes a bit of time to learn and get it right, and if you really want it perfect, attention to every detail of grind, tamp and pull, every time. But even on a bad day, you can pull a really delightful shot. Total time to prepare, from grind to finished cappuccino, is about 25 minutes. Tamp I don't measure, but is around 15 pounds, guesstimate. Medium fine grind. I wait for the drip per the manual, although many will tell you that 10 seconds is the most you should wait before pulling. I lean heavily on the lever, especially for the first pull. It gets easier after that first one. Beware the shiny parts of the machine! You can get nasty burn. But well worth running that danger. I expect it to outlive me.
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La Pavoni Professional Lever Espresso Machine

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Brand La Pavoni
Equipment Type Espresso Machine, Manual

Overview

Enjoy the full, experience of hand-crafting a fine espresso shot with the La Pavoni 16-cup Professional lever espresso machine. The Professional has all the features demanded by professional baristas combined with the classic aesthetic appeal that puts modern designs to shame. This is the machine to which true espresso lovers aspire.

 

CK Exclusive Gift

  • Free $75 Gift Certificate
  • Pro Barista Kit ($95 Value): drop violet wood tamper, 12 oz steam pitcher, two 1.5 oz shot glasses, tamp mat, and steaming thermometer
$959.00

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Description

Industrial aesthetics and professional grade components combine to make the La Pavoni Professional 16-cup lever machine the machine of choice among espresso enthusiasts. Its timeless beauty makes it a standout on any counter, whether it’s at home or at your catering station. The gleaming exterior houses a solid brass boiler and heavy brass portafilter that provide exceptional heat retention and temperature control for pulling shot after shot of espresso topped with exquisite crema, up to 16 shots before the 38-oz. capacity boiler needs a refill.

 

A PORTAFILTER FIT FOR THE PURIST

The La Pavoni Professional boasts a heavy-duty chromed brass portafilter that weighs a full 12 ounces, making it ideal for attaining and maintaining the temperature needed to brew perfect espresso. It includes a single and a double portafilter basket so you can choose whether to pull one shot or two at a time.

 

HEAVY DUTY BOILER MAINTAINS HEAT

La Pavoni has outfitted the Professional with a 38-oz. heavy-duty brass boiler designed to maintain temperature stability with excellent heat conductivity. The internal thermostat keeps the boiler at the right temperature, and the safety pressure reset switch prevents it from burning out if it goes dry or overheats. The boiler heats up fast, reaching an impressive 225 degrees within about 10 minutes, and maintaining the temperature as long as the machine is on.

 

PRACTICALLY ENDLESS STEAM

Because steam for frothing is drawn directly from the boiler, you’ll have all the steam you need to perfectly froth milk for your cappas, lattes and macchiatos. The boiler pressure maintains a steady .7-.8 bars of pressure, ideal for producing velvety microfoam to top your favorite espresso drinks. You can switch from steam to brew and back again with no wait time, and an external pressure gauge lets you monitor the boiler pressure for problems. La Pavoni gives you two choices for frothing milk: manual steam through the stainless steel steam wand or automatic frothing with the included automatic frother.

 

FEATURES

  • 38-oz boiler capacity: makes up to 16 2 oz. shots of espresso
  • Nickel plated, solid brass boiler for quick heating and impressive temperature stability
  • External boiler pressure gauge to monitor pressure
  • Internal thermostat for pressure control
  • 38-oz. capacity boiler pulls up to 16 shots before needing a refill
  • Sight glass to monitor water level in boiler
  • 2 professional brass portafilters: one or two spouts, provide excellent temperature stability
  • Professional 3-hole steam wand for optimal foaming
  • Pressure relief valve and thermal fuse for safety
  • Available with a nickel-plated exterior, gold-plated exterior or with solid rosewood accents

 

PROS:

  • The La Pavoni Professional 16 is drop-dead gorgeous. It will look great wherever you choose to display it.
  • Once you master the technique, you’ll be pulling some of the best espresso shots you’ve ever tasted.
  • 38-ounce boiler is great when you’re brewing for a crowd. Pull 16 2-ounce shots without refilling.
  • Surprisingly small footprint for such an eye-catching machine

 

CONS:

  • It takes a bit of practice to get the manual technique down.
  • While the manufacturer claims the machine heats to brewing temp in five minutes, some users report times up to 15 minutes, but the espresso is worth the wait.

Reviews

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La Pavoni Professional Lever Espresso Machine La Pavoni
Rated 4.8/5 based on 5 customer reviews
$959.00 In stock

Enjoy the full, experience of hand-crafting a fine espresso shot with the La Pavoni 16-cup Professional lever espresso machine. The Professional has all the features demanded by professional baristas combined with the classic aesthetic appeal that puts modern designs to shame. This is the machine to which true espresso lovers aspire.

 

CK Exclusive Gift

  • Free $75 Gift Certificate
  • Pro Barista Kit ($95 Value): drop violet wood tamper, 12 oz steam pitcher, two 1.5 oz shot glasses, tamp mat, and steaming thermometer
5/ 5stars
5

elbow grease

I've had the Pro for about 4 months now. It replaced a semiauto that shall remain nameless; it was capable of the occasional pretty-good espresso, but it was a crapshoot. The Pro is worlds apart. It takes a bit of time to learn and get it right, and if you really want it perfect, attention to every detail of grind, tamp and pull, every time. But even on a bad day, you can pull a really delightful shot. Total time to prepare, from grind to finished cappuccino, is about 25 minutes. Tamp I don't measure, but is around 15 pounds, guesstimate. Medium fine grind. I wait for the drip per the manual, although many will tell you that 10 seconds is the most you should wait before pulling. I lean heavily on the lever, especially for the first pull. It gets easier after that first one. Beware the shiny parts of the machine! You can get nasty burn. But well worth running that danger. I expect it to outlive me.
4/ 5stars
4

La pavnoi

I have used a pavoni 16-cup to make espresso at work now for 2 years. The machine is small, quiet, and capable of making great espresso. It is a great choice for me at the office. Focusing on thermal control of the machine is necessary to make consistent shots. I have a temperature stip on the group head to help with this, and have also found that controlling where in the heating cycle the machine is also helps with consistency ( this is not too difficult because the machine cycles regularly, and opening the steam valve for a few seconds is normally enough to turn the element on). The drip tray is a little small so I use a bowl to catch waste water and drips. Advantages: Fast heat up small footprint quiet striking design Disadvantages Thermal control (can only make 1-2 espressos at a time) Large p-stat deadband (seems to impact consistency) small drip tray
5/ 5stars
5

Bigger boiler

The bigger boiler is worth it if you have the extra money. It allows you to have greater steam power and refill less than the 8-cup version. But also note that it takes a little longer to warm up because of the bigger boiler. The pressure gauge is useful for monitoring boiler pressure.
5/ 5stars
5

Nice machine


The shot is layered with flavor when pulled from one of these machines - It is not as hard as it seems to get proficient but mastering it is a fun challenge!
5/ 5stars
5

a very good espresso machine

I have the premilenial version of this machine. It produce incredible espresso shot but you must be in tune with the machine. I recommend replacing the steamwand tip with a single hole tip you can get on ebay, it will allow you to produce excellent milk.

Specs

Model: PPG-16 (Brass) PBB-16 (Black) PC-16 (Chrome)
Dimensions: 16 x 4.5 x 12 in 11 x 7 x 12 16 x 14.6 x 9.8 in
Weight: 15 lb 17 lb 16 lb
Automation: Manual: lever Manual: lever Manual: lever
Boiler: Brass, nickel-plated Brass, nickel-plated Brass, nickel-plated
Steam Arm:       Manual or automatic (attachment)         Manual or automatic (attachment)         Manual or automatic (attachment)
Watts: 1000 1000 1000
Volts: 110 110 110

Warranty

La Pavoni Professional Lever Espresso Machine carries a 1 year manufacturer's warranty.

 

Returns:

If you are unsatisfied with any non-coffee items from Coffee Kind (equipment, gifts, etc.), you may return or exchange them unused in their original package for 30 days after purchase for 100% your Money Back. Please see our full return policy.

Brand Info

The La Pavoni brand is inextricably intertwined with the history of espresso and specialty coffee. The company was founded in 1905 when Desiderio Pavoni purchased the patent for the first espresso machine from Luigi Bezzera. His improvements to Bezzera’s design made the machine more functional and usable in a commercial setting. The first commercially successful espresso machine, the Ideale, ushered in a new era in coffee preparation and style. Within just a few years, the best cafés and hotel bars in the world boasted ornately detailed La Pavoni lever espresso machines.

 

In 1961, La Pavoni introduced its first manual espresso machine for the home market, the Europiccola, which featured a vertical boiler to heat the water and a lever to pull shots. From its introduction, La Pavoni was synonymous with style and distinction, and the Europiccola was no exception. It was used by no less of an arbiter of high-class, suave sophistication than James Bond, who pulled a shot from it for M. in the 1973 film, “Live and Let Die.”

 

Today, La Pavoni still offers Europiccola espresso machines, the Professional line of espresso machines, the Stradivari and other beautifully crafted and styled lever piston espresso machines for home use. La Pavoni also offers a full line of commercial espresso machines.

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