The La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola 8-Cup Lever Style Espresso Machine, Chrome is one of the finest espresso machines from the house of La Pavoni in the past hundred years.
Allowing users to enjoy the finest cup of Italian Espresso right within the comfort of their living rooms, the manual pump action system of the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola is undoubtedly one of the best in the business today.
You may be asking yourself, why I did not give one of the elaborate introductions for the most well known espresso machine in the world.
But for a change I would like to ask you, how to introduce a machine which revolutionized the pump driven espresso, starred in a James Bond movie and presently sits in the New York museum as a part of the city’s rich heritage.
Because for me and most coffee lovers around the world, the name La Pavoni Europiccola says it all and when I came across the latest La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola, I just couldn’t resist getting one myself and reviewing it.
The Features Sheet
In 1961, the world for introduced to the first Europiccola as a result of a heated war to change the espresso business once and for all.
Despite owning the patent to the espresso machine and being one of the world first espresso machine manufacturers, La Pavoni was quickly losing out on its number one position due to the intense competition involved.
And this ignited a feud to revolutionize the Espresso Machine industry, which lasted almost two decades.
Even though most competing manufactures did everything possible to make the espresso machine more compact in size and produce more BAR’s of pressure, the La Pavoni Europiccola was the only one who was successfully able to reach the newly set goal with relative ease.
It was the Europiccola’s powerful list of features which helped it become a household name and it still remains the key factor behind the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola’s success.
And just in case you’re new to the world of Europiccola, here’s a quick recap on La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola’s Spec Sheet
|-||Compatible with||Ground Coffee|
|-||Pressure System||Manual Driven|
|-||Boiler size||27 oz|
|-||Wait time for brewing||5 minutes|
|-||Water level detection||No|
|-||Tank capacity||27 oz|
|-||Auto power off system||No|
|-||Body main materials||Chrome with Triple Plated Nickel|
|-||Size||11 inches X 7 inches X 12 inches|
|-||Includes||Getting Started Instructions Video|
What I Liked
When I unpacked the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola, I just couldn’t believe that in my hands I was holding a piece of history.
Yes I have reviewed many La Pavoni and DeLonghi espresso machines before, but never in my life could I have said that an espresso machine gave me a chance to become a part of history.
Which is why, I had nothing but respect when I began my review of the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola.
To an untrained eye, theLa Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola 8-Cup Lever Style Espresso Machine, Chrome may look nothing more than just another espresso machine with limited sets of features.
But what they might not realize is that back in the good old days, people focused more on the quality of features rather than the quantity of features.
And this was the exact thing which brought the modern espresso machine so far, rather than just disappearing somewhere in the middle without any trace.
The simple and easy to understand list of features, makes the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola perfect for experienced and novice users.
Because you no longer need to focus on the endless list of features the machine has to offer, rather than the espresso itself.
The overall look of the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola is another thing which truly won my heart, because never before had I seen an espresso machine which looked good both while working and while it was dismantled.
The Chrome body with triple coated nickel plating gives the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola one of the most beautiful looks and the best part is that it does not become damaged with time.
What I didn’t Like
I would have to admit that when I began reviewing the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola, I didn’t think much of it.
But even though I did end up liking most of the features offered by this beauty, there was this one thing I did not like.
The manual pump of the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola could sometimes become a little difficult to handle, because most novice users won’t understand how much pressure is required for that perfect cup of espresso.
And it could end up taking as much as 10 attempts to get a hang of things.
The Final Verdict
After scrutinizing every aspect of the machine (Yes I literally took it apart), I would have to admit that now I finally understand why the La Pavoni EPC-8 Europiccola 8-Cup Lever Style Espresso Machine, Chrome dominated the espresso industry as the most popular espresso machine for the past five decades.
And missing out on the beauty, will only keep you from becoming a part of the rich history of Italian Espresso.