The LaPavoni Napolitana espresso/cappuccino maker is the latest addition from La Pavoni and is not only beautiful but built to last. The entire body is made of 18/8 stainless steel then polished to a beautiful gloss finish. This unit is semi-automatic (you start and stop the flow of coffee via the button). It also features a built-in coffee grinder allowing you to grind your coffee fresh before brewing.
Built in Italy, the home of espresso coffee, the Napolitana features stainless steel filter baskets and a built-in conical burr grinder. The super quiet ULKA pump produces 16 bars of pressure guaranteeing creamy espresso every time. The multiple setting conical burr grinders work at low RPM speed to prevent the beans from burning. Cappuccino is both quick and plentiful with the pressurized frothing attachment.
Making high quality espresso with a real espresso machine requires compacting the espresso with a real coffee tamper. While some espresso machines come with an inexpensive coffee tamper, these don't really give the kind of tamping that results in a high quality extraction. We do carry a large selection of attractive heavyweight coffee tampers. Not only will getting one of these coffee tampers give you higher quality, and more consistent results, but they will add to the look of your home espresso bar.
And if you'll be serving espresso, you should serve it in real espresso cups. A coffee cup will pull the heat from your espresso too quickly because of its size, and because of its area, you will lose most of the crema. Most of the crema will stick to the inner surface of a large coffee cup. So take a look at our large selection of espresso cups. And to complete the service of quality espresso, you should also take a look at our large selection of high quality demitasse spoons. It's a nice touch to match the look of your demitasse spoons to your home decor. We have a wide range of designs in spoons from baroque to classical to modern. All are high quality 18/10 stainless steel.