What are the non-spring lever machines out there?

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#1: Post by RedPanda »

Good day,

I had been looking into lever espresso machines, but all I can find is really a very few options for those non-spring levers.

So far I only know of La Pavoni, Argos and Strietman, and the Flair. Is there any other options when it comes to non-spring levers?

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#2: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

Flair, Robot.
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#3: Post by baldheadracing »

Cremina, EspressoForge, Robot, Portaspresso, and a bunch of portable machines.
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#4: Post by bgnome »

My Zacconi Baby is a direct lever without a spring, similar to the La Pavoni Pro. I just got a Arrarex Vam 1.0 (aka Caravel) that is also a direct lever.

I have found Aloe's article helpful: https://towardsdatascience.com/taxonomy ... 2d111688f1

Francesco's website is a treasure trove of information about levers: http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/index_eng.htm

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#5: Post by nguye569 »

Ponte Vecchio has a couple models as well as all the other ones mentioned so far.


#6: Post by Idfixe »

Had a Strietman for a while, they are great machines. Learned a lot with them!