Custom lever espresso machine on Lee Valley cover

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kowalej

#1: Post by kowalej »

Saw this on the cover of the June Lee Valley catalog. It's a custom built lever machine with some fabulous wood work and brass. The description from the catalog is as follows:
Created by Richard Plouffe of Pierrefonds, Quebec, this fully functional espresso machine is made from reclaimed parts such as brass fire-hose nozzles.

SpaceTime

#2: Post by SpaceTime »

Being a woodworker and longtime Lee Valley customer - that is too cool! I had no idea!

I have not received my June catalog yet - thanks for the heads up!!
If I could just like crappy coffee again, it would sure save a lot of time and money!

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yakster
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#3: Post by yakster »

A real, functional work of art there.
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doubleOsoul
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#4: Post by doubleOsoul »

Whoa man... that is a trip!

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TomC
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#5: Post by TomC »

That's gorgeous. I'd love to see more of it.

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drgary
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#6: Post by drgary »

Looks great, but I hope the reclaimed brass is lead-free.
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drgary
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#7: Post by drgary »

I see one feature that makes this look like a work of art and not really functional. It is a beautiful work of art though. How long will the decorative wood last on a heated and sometimes wet group? Also check out the size of the drip grate. The only smaller one I've seen is the lack of a drip grate on my early Europiccola that's identical to a Caferina.

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doubleOsoul
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#8: Post by doubleOsoul »

Good point about the lead. I contacted Lee Valley and they are forwarding my contact info to the designer. Hey, I'm curious... :wink:

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sweaner
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#9: Post by sweaner »

Our brains are as developed as they will get, so a bit of lead can't hurt...too much. :?
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drgary
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#10: Post by drgary » replying to sweaner »

:roll: :lol:
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