Look, I love lever machines. The theatre, the sweet...sweet shots. I have a three group Lever in a cafe at present. My question is- I am opening a new cafe July. It needs a machine. Should it be a lever or not? The slight kink in the equation is most of the clientale will be antipodean (look it up in the dictionary for definition :wink: ) many like "Long Blacks" which often run through the portafilter of a traditional semi for a long while. You cant do this with a lever machine- designed for short, crisp, sweet and precise shots!