Bonjour à tous les "Lever aficionados"!
Here's my current setup...
Olympia Express Club 79
My espresso journey only started 13 months ago...
I bought and sold first, a La Pavoni SI (pressurized PF) and then...
Mokita Combi (added swivel steam wand and solenoid)
ECM Giotto premium (full restoration)
Ponte Vecchio Lusso
Untill my current machines...
Olympia Express Club (restoration almost completed)
Also own 2 commercial machines...
2 groups black and gold Gaggia D90
Iberital Ladri 1 group
Not to mention I also dragged a few family members with me and found these machines for them:
Free Gaggia Classic
1980s La Pavoni professional 16 cups
Dual switch La Pavoni Europiccola
Sparing you guys the grinders stories!
Did I mention that 13 months ago I was drinking Tassimo? I think we can call it a newly found passion!
Obviously, my wife does not believe me when I say that I will never sell my Oly Club and my Caravel, but I'll do my best to prove her wrong!
What does the futur hold for me? Well, I can easily imagine a La Peppina sitting next to my Caravel! Mind as well add a faemina, a microcimbali, a Brunelli, a mini Gaggia, a Zacconi, and a Mcal to that list!
Oh! Will for sure keep my eyes opened for any vintage single group commercial lever like... a Lambro, Aurora or Orion, to name a few!
What started as a passion for espresso machines quickly turned into an obsession for vintage levers...
But I refused to get treated!