Thanks for the first impressions Danny. I was also originally torn between a lever and the Synchronika/Pro 700. You just made my decision easier. I own a Pro 500 now and still prefer the simplicity of 1 boiler vs. 2.relax wrote:Compressa is set to use 3 bar PI, if your home line pressure is about 4.7 bar, you need to use a pressure reducer. You can use the 3 bar PI for pre-infusion and with the help of the spring you can make your coffee at around 6.5 bar. I use this machine for around one month and found the taste is much more smooth than my Synchronika.
Reiss said that you need a minimum of 3 bar due to PI based on lighter roasts. My understanding from what he said is the machine would function at even 1.5 bar but the PI would be fixed there. Under 1 bar the boiler would not fill at all.