Italians are known for their unique sense of style and design. Whether in art, architecture, cars, fashion, furniture or food an Italian made product is sure to turn heads. Of particular interest to our coffee fueled literary baristas are the many artistic interpretations and technological designs of the Italian espresso machine. From the stove top mocha pot to the super automatic uber machines that leave our baristas breathless, brewing “un caffe” in Italy is an art and a science that has inspired some of Italy’s most iconic designs.
This week we’ve added a machine to our Haute Espresso Pinterest Board that is deceptively simple (be prepared for a 3 to 30 day learning curve) yet whose design and promise for a truly great cup of home-brewed espresso are exceptional – La Pavoni Europiccola also known as the Chrome Peacock. Slightly temperamental (do not expect to press a single button to brew a cup) this highly polished triple-plated chrome machine does produce a beautiful cup of coffee. It may take some time to discover all the nuances of the classic lever-style grind, tap, brew method but once you do the Chrome Peacock produces a smooth, rich hand-crafted espresso.