I'm not a lever machine owner but I do appreciate their beauty. This Xmas I went back east to Vermont to spend Xmas with my wife's family. On one of our outings we went to a nearby town in New Hampshire called Walpole to dine at a marvelous French style cafe called Burdick's. Apparently they are well known for their N.Y. chocolate store. What do I know? I'm just a So. Calif. boy with Diabetes so I'm not up on East Coast chocolatiers.
Nevertheless the food was to die for! I had a Rabbit and Cherry sausage with fresh Watercress and cabbage. Their pastries looked heavenly and from the looks of the customers, were.
Unfortunately, the coffee wasn't as good. However, I found it entertaining to watch the little old ladies pulling shots on this dented Rancilio 2 group lever.
Happy New Year!