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  1. Sorry @RoyB & @Heather B I completely missed your replies to this thread. I have now just this afternoon sold the machine elsewhere so it is no longer available but thanks for the interest and I hope you find a Pavoni soon, they are great fun to use! Could a mod please close the thread, thanks!
  2. Hi @TomHughes thanks for the offer but I think on reflection I'm going to hold at £500 but I would like to sell to you locally. For full disclosure it cost me £450 with the wonderful custom handles and tamper, the pressure kit cost £170(in Feb), funnel £30 then assorted spares etc and I'll include a black grindenstein knock box too so cost to me is nearing £700. It's had light use over just a few months. You could pick up and obviously check it out yourself but I don't think you're likely to see such a deal locally again. I've loved using it but necessity means I have to move it on. I hop
  3. Well isn't that convenient, almost like its meant to be... As I said above I listed at £500 (which is a fair bit less than I've spent on it since buying for £450) hoping for a quicker sale but I might be able to move a little bit, what could you offer?
  4. Yeah so I ran it with the temp piston for a while then swapped to the pressure one when I got that kit. When I did that I just used a piece of metal tape to stick the temp probe to the side of the group, much like a temp strip, only picture I can find is of the probe just tucked where I eventually taped it. I never struggled for steam power, its one of the reasons I went for a professional when it came up for the bigger boiler! Where abouts are you based @TomHughes ?
  5. So up for sale is my lovely pre-mil La Pavoni Professional. Bought 6months from Joey it has had fairly light use for about 5-10 coffees a week. Every few weeks I've popped the shower screen and piston out for cleaning and a light re-grease and its been descaled two or three times if I remember correctly. I bought a brew pressure kit for it which helps hugely pulling consistent shots and allows you to easily try different profiles. It has beautiful custom skateboard handles for the bottomless portafilter, tamper, old lever and boiler cap. I was not able to remove the handle from the old l
  6. Just throwing this out there as to what people think it might be worth and I guess someone might show some interest. Due to current financial reasons I'm thinking about selling my lovely La Pavoni that I bought in December last year from Joey who had serviced it and done some of his magic with portafilter, lever and tamper handle. I'll link the original thread below so it can be easily seen for pictures. Whilst owning it I have purchased and fitted the pressure profile kit which is great, it would also come with the old lever and piston etc which Joey modified so the temp probe can go right do
  7. Yep sold the naked one but the double is still available @PeterinWales
  8. Yep I've been using an aergrind with my La Pavoni for a while now and will have to a fair bit longer till I can afford a Niche! I tend to be at around 0.9 - 1.2 on average at the moment I think
  9. Those yagua scales look like they might sit on the La Pavoni drip tray quite nicely! Been half looking for a small set with inbuilt timer for ages.
  10. If we can use older photos I'll stick this one in and hope it isn't ruined by the compression! I took a bunch of shots of my beautiful Pavoni for my own enjoyment and hoping they'd be of some use to @joey24dirt who did such an excellent job on the mods. It's a task keeping it shiny thats for sure but its a pleasure to use, especially at the moment!
  11. Ermm lots of places in Leeds, to mind Laynes, Fika, Archive, Coffee on the Crescent all often have it on guest/batch and will have retail bags as well. There are others I can't think of right now! You can swing by the roastery too, often he does half days where you get a free espresso with any bag!
  12. Me too! Ahh Chapel Allerton is nice. If you havn't already try Echelon coffee, small roasters but worth trying in my opinion! On the same estate as my work and I use him a lot.
  13. Welcome to the forum.? Also Leeds based myself, spoilt for choice coffee wise here! Where abouts is it you work? Intrigued by which roastery it is haha - Steve
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