dsblv wrote:Actually, that was my homage to lever owners. The latest innovations In espresso machines seem to try to duplicate what a lever machine accomplishes through its innate design. I'm beginning to think that the levers got it right from the start.
Yes. Yes they do. That's what I've done to my pump machine, and others to theirs, if they are easily enough modified to do so. Unfortunately, some aren't as easily modified to do this, while others seem to have been made for it, requiring no extra parts, no fabrication, and already have a group pressure gauge.
Anyway, I'll take your excellent observation and raise it a step by separating spring
levers, which are a step UP the "automation chain" from direct
levers like the Pavoni/Cremina siblings, where you actually feel
the changing puck resistance in your hand. This has always had me wondering why the current lever obsession is so biased towards springs and not so much directs.