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Date: 09 Apr 2007 12:58:23
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Subject: Where can I buy a La Pavoni in Melbourne, Australia?
The name of the post says it all, really. I'd like to buy a La Pavoni
Europiccola from a retail outlet rather than from an online shop.
Despite some internet research, I haven't tracked down any likely
suspects. Can anyone suggest somewhere? Thanks.





 
Date: 10 Apr 2007 08:16:03
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Where can I buy a La Pavoni in Melbourne, Australia?
On Apr 10, 12:32 am, "Natalie Drest"
<fugeddabou...@notarealemailaddress.net > wrote:
> <darcyh...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1176148703.895087.28140@b75g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
>
> > The name of the post says it all, really. I'd like to buy a La Pavoni
> > Europiccola from a retail outlet rather than from an online shop.
> > Despite some internet research, I haven't tracked down any likely
> > suspects. Can anyone suggest somewhere? Thanks.
>
> The importers are:http://www.euroespresso.com.au
>
> It looks as though you'll have to buy direct from them, but they may be able
> to give you the name of a melbourne retailer.
>
> Any reason for one of these particularly? I haven't used one, but everything
> I've read suggests that they are difficult to use, mostly due to heat
> buildup. Perhaps an owner/user could enlighten us (or just me, you might
> know all about them) as to how to best use them.


They're like driving a 5-spd over a automatic -- variables, grind,
lever-pressure, extraction time, all user accountable -- more so than
with the semiauto espresso. Heat is a factor, but not overriding --
there's ways to get account for their temperature characteristics.
(Crema may be another). I'd narrowed into the $3-400/US entry Pavoni
range, but backed out for a semi-auto beater. What I got appears lots
rugged enough -- great value. Thing about Pavoni is parts listing and
rebuild characteristics. Beneath the lever, right off, the fill-
chamber should be disassembled periodically and cleaned. Not that I've
not a tendency to tear into things, but figured I'd spare myself.
Other things, like $100+ 3-way valves or heater elements tic me,
spells boutique pricing, even though they shouldn't require looking
into for quite some time. Beater-friendly and fast isn't the sort
statement the Pavoni makes - it is stands out attractive, pumps
espresso, and has class written all over. If you just want to the
drink the stuff, though, there are alternatives. I'm thinking he
wants a demo spiel from a Pavoni dealer, which (included in the
pricing) probably accounts a satisfaction guaranteed trial return
allowance. Sensible enough.



 
Date: 10 Apr 2007 14:32:22
From: Natalie Drest
Subject: Re: Where can I buy a La Pavoni in Melbourne, Australia?
<darcyholt@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1176148703.895087.28140@b75g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> The name of the post says it all, really. I'd like to buy a La Pavoni
> Europiccola from a retail outlet rather than from an online shop.
> Despite some internet research, I haven't tracked down any likely
> suspects. Can anyone suggest somewhere? Thanks.
>

The importers are:
http://www.euroespresso.com.au

It looks as though you'll have to buy direct from them, but they may be able
to give you the name of a melbourne retailer.

Any reason for one of these particularly? I haven't used one, but everything
I've read suggests that they are difficult to use, mostly due to heat
buildup. Perhaps an owner/user could enlighten us (or just me, you might
know all about them) as to how to best use them.