garyrennie said:do pull lever machines such as rancilio or la pavoni produce a comparable cup to the standard machines such as la marzocco linea line, etc.?
Alun_evans said:I would like to revisit this topic. Currently involved in a project where we collectively (and somewhat blindly from my involvement) are debating a lever option vs. pump options. I personally have no experience in lever machines, but talking with Chris K (Kay) this am on yahoo, I am feeling more confident about the quality of shot that could be produced using a lever machine.
Alun_evans said:Indeed it is Chris K (of Victoria, Australia)I am talking about. He's a whiz on explaining things- we have been on yahoo chat all afternoon. I am assuming you are giving the Pompei a two thubs up, the Pavoni a neutral?
Many lever machines have the group bolted directly onto the boiler - often very hot as the main boiler is often around 116-118 degrees Celsius when run at around 1 bar of pressure, others use a thermal reserve.