Are manual lever machines better than traditional machines?

by Paul Sadler

Manual lever Italian coffee machines give you the ability to control pressure on-the-run. A lever machine won't make a better coffee than a quality e61 machine. However, with a lever machine you can get a great extraction more consistently.

I'm a huge fan of the Profitec Pro 800 Italian lever coffee machine and had one in my home in what was a very happy year.