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the espresso maker

By bliba  
La Pavoni manufactures some of the finest and most recognized manual lever espresso machines in the world. Crafted in Italy since their introduction in 1961, these works of art are as beautiful as they are functional.

the pavoni espresso maker is certainly the most beautiful on the market. it looks like it's right out of a 1920's milan bar.a combination of style, quality and reliability. but it's not easy to use. this isn't for push-button automatic types. everything, from what coffee you use to how you measure and pack it, to how much pressure you exert, to how long you let the water run, will affect the final outcome. it takes weeks of practice till you get the hang of it and more practice till you learn how to make coffee to match your tastes. once you get the hang of it you've got a gorgeous piece of italian design that makes a near-perfect espresso (face it, at home you'll never match a italian barrista). but it takes work
have a great WEEKEND

thanks for looking


all images Nikon D 200 /LB original /f2,8 except the middle image = f4

Tags: Photo journalism Black Coffee Italy Black and white Close-up and macro Lensbaby original Espresso maker

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 8:04AM
Deep sighs of contentment... Perfect rich deep coffee tones, satisfying tchnology, a quiet atmosphere for conversation - this says it all.. 8am is the perfect time of day to open an image like this, my mind is drifting into espresso Happy-Land.

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franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 8:04AM
A different and interesting montage.

Love it, beautifully done
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
5 Mar 2010 8:19AM
Expertly taken, ollie. Enjoy a coffee ! Ron.
DiegoDesigns 11 117 6 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 9:20AM
If anyone needed a lesson in how to make an inanimate object look romantically attractive, then this would be it. A classic, Ollie, masterful... Dave
User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 10:34AM
There's such a magical quality to your lensbaby images Ollie.

jarendell 11 95 2 Spain
5 Mar 2010 10:35AM
HI Ollie,
Just back-tracked through your previous uploads and enjoyed myself (visually!) Been to England for a few days where I had some rather poor offerings in coffee,and this reminds me of my times spend on holiday in Italy many years ago,mind you,the austrians know how to make a good coffee, once you´ve waded through the baffling choice!

Chant57 Plus
11 395 3 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 10:59AM
An excellent set of images, the deep rich coffee tones suiting the subject to perfection. Excellent work from conception to execution Ollie.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
5 Mar 2010 12:00PM
I hope they have hired you to do the advertising have made this into a work of beauty.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 1:21PM
This superb. The LB has imparted a sense of romance to the machinery. Mind you, it required a true romantic to think of it! Beautiful tones and perfect toning, Oliver.

Have a great week-end!
MilanaG 11 Bulgaria
5 Mar 2010 2:02PM
...I can smell the coffee the idea and the realization !
Have a great weekend!
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
5 Mar 2010 3:09PM
A gorgeous set of shots very well set up here. Atmospheric and wonderful. Have a great weekend.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
5 Mar 2010 4:48PM
The components hang together very well, aided by that superb toning.
5 Mar 2010 5:11PM
Have a great wekend too. Francois
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 5:41PM
Back to this again, it's all about craftsmanship, yours, the manufacturer's, the barrista's. Coffee-making in the UK has improved beyond recognition in recent decades but it's still viewed as a job for students and work-experience kids, not a serious art. That's our tragedy.
JohnH37 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 6:46PM
backbeat Plus
11 134 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 8:21PM
i don't drink that much coffee, but this has made me fancy a

5 Mar 2010 10:26PM
Amazing images and compilation
dusted 12 508 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 8:24AM
wonderful image.... amazing attention to detail ..could only be yours

and I drink my own body weight in coffee most days so love it even more !
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 3:10PM
Excellent work Ollie, beautifully constructed and the toning works a treat. Harks back to some of your earlier montages. My pic of the week so it gets my gong.
6 Mar 2010 5:59PM
A tone to suit the subjects Ollie, excellent work,
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 6:04PM
love it...

User_Removed 13 16 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2010 3:51AM
enjoy your expresso maker what fun & friendship they bring....

Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
8 Mar 2010 10:57PM
Wonderful, atmospheric montage.
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
8 Mar 2010 11:33PM

Quote:Wonderful, atmospheric montage.

DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 11:12PM
So, it's kind of like the lensbaby of coffee machines, then. Wink
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
21 Mar 2010 7:03PM
superb - so well put together to make such an interesting image
John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
30 Mar 2010 11:01PM
You've done full justice to this beautiful utensil with your pictures. John
22 Apr 2010 9:02PM
Fantastic work Oliver

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