Lever Espresso Machine

March 1, 2010 by  
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Thats me making espresso with my newest toy, a vintage La Pavoni Europiccola (late sixties, early seventies model). I'm using the portafilter of the Olympia Express, because it has much better balance and grip on the handle. The shot turned out a little uneven (wobbling mouse tail), but it was flawless in the taste department. 😉 The espresso made from a home roasted blend, roasted by a fellow coffee maniac with a modified popcorn maker.

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Making Espresso and Botching Latte Art

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Pulling a nice shot (if not a tad fast) of espresso on my Rancilio Silvia, and once again making a mockery of my attempts at latte art.

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Comparing One Touch Super Automatic Espresso Machines

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You can't beat a one-touch super automatic espresso machine in terms of convenience, but how do some of the models compare against each other? Gail shows us how the Jura Z5, delonghi Gran Dama and Saeco Primea super automatic espresso machines work, weighing in on their pros and cons.

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Jura IMPRESSA C65 Automatic Coffee Machine, Platinum
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DeLonghi ECAM22110SB Compact Automatic Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso Machine
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Delonghi ECAM22110B Super Automatic Espresso, Latte and Cappuccino Machine, Black
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Selecting an Espresso Machine (part 2 of 2)

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Interested in purchasing a semi-automatic espresso machine? This two-part video features Gail talking about the world of home semi-automatics, continuing with the Quick Mill Alexia and the Rocket Giotto Premium Plus. View Part 1, featuring the Saeco Aroma and Rancilio Silvia: www.youtube.com

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How to Make Espresso Drinks : How to Steam Milk for a Cafe Latte

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Learn about and how to steam milk for a cafe latte from our expert in this free drink recipe video on making your own espresso drinks. Expert: Natalja Robertsdottir Bio: Natalja Robertsdottir has been a barista in both Iceland and Canada. Currently she manages the Red Brick Café in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Filmmaker: Melissa Schenk

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Gaggia Semi Automatic Espresso Machines

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Gail discusses the features, pros and cons of the Baby and Espresso series of Gaggia semi-automatic espresso machines.

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EBM Version 2.0

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A demonstration of the EBM, Version 2.0

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Espresso Machine Maintenance and Cleaning

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A guide to back flushing, shower screen cleaning, and steam wand maintenance, brought to you by Portland Roasting.

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How to Make Espresso Drinks : How to Tamp Espresso Grinds

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Learn from our expert how to tamp espresso grinds in this free drink recipe video on making your own espresso drinks. Expert: Natalja Robertsdottir Bio: Natalja Robertsdottir has been a barista in both Iceland and Canada. Currently she manages the Red Brick Café in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Filmmaker: Melissa Schenk

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How to Make Espresso Drinks : How to Make Flavored Lattes

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Learn about and how to make flavored lattes at home from our expert in this free drink recipe video on making your own espresso drinks. Expert: Natalja Robertsdottir Bio: Natalja Robertsdottir has been a barista in both Iceland and Canada. Currently she manages the Red Brick Café in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Filmmaker: Melissa Schenk

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