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Before I buy a new QM Rapida imported Italy, was just curious if anyone was looking to get rid of their spring lever machine, specifically one with a reservoir. The only ones that I can see that match the description that I can afford are the Bezzera Strega or QM Veloce/Rapida, but feel free to offer any others that I might have missed. A QM Rapida new is roughly £1450, so obviously I would be look to pay quite a bit less than that for a used machine. Would need to be delivered somehow to Clifton/Bristol, I can't collect.
After being messed about with the courier, and a stressful few days, my package finally arrived albeit completely battered and with a massive hole in it. Thankfully, the machine doesn't appear to be damaged at all. Initial impressions (before I've even had time to sample any shots!): + It's massive, it completely dwarves my Sage DTP and even my Casadio Enea (which I used to think was big!) It even feels bigger than Rob's Veloce mk1 - even though mine has a smaller boiler - could be imagining this though. + It feels really well built, and I think it looks damn sexy. + I'm definitely going to need to put it on a better table, this old ikea desk looks like it's struggling under the weight and it tips with the lever if I don't hold the portafilter (though the machine stays planted to the desk). It's less bad now that it's filled with water, but still. + The accessories seem a bit sparse, there's not even a cheap tamper to go with it. I had to buy the bottomless separately, hence the handle doesn't match the other ones. All the instructions were in Italian, so lets hope I'm doing this right! Anyway, whilst it warms up for the first time, here are some pics. Apologies for the construction site that is my kitchen at the moment: Looking forward to starting my lever adventure and sharing it with you guys!
Howdy gang, So I have my Izzo Pompei 2 group spring lever dual fueler plumbed into my pump and water tanks and have it running from the mains electricity. The only issue is that when I pull a shot, instead of pre-infusing while I have the lever all of the way down it just starts to spout coffee (usually after a second or two). The lever isn't gliding gracefully back to its starting position (after it's passed horizontal) and has to be held in order to stop the lever whooshing back up. Has anybody any ideas what I can do to try and rectify the situation? Could grinding finer and tamping harder perhaps help? As there'll be more pressure in the grouphead and maybe I could pre-infuse for a few seconds without espresso starting immediately! I'll be putting a few pics up in my setup section laters. Cheers gang, Philip