In early January, I took the plunge and purchased the espresso machine “La Pavoni”. It is the biggest investment I have ever made for a coffee machine. However, I hope one day she could understand its worth the money ($800) for a serious manual espresso machine.
According to the internet, the learning curve of this machine can be quite steep and it would take a good while before I can pull a good shot. Unsurprisingly, the shots I pulled so far are quite bad, and it is still a long way to even just to match the taste of Starbucks’ coffee.
I will post updates when I get the hang of it with better shots. Please stay tuned.