Hey look! A modified Pavoni Pro
(Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnFnEcKWlXg)
My friends at Vintage Espresso Machines procured a number of vintage machines and since I was looking to give one to a friend I checked out a few of their Pavonis. I nice little brass colored Europiccola was in working order so I bought that one and two others which needed repairs were adopted as well.
One of these turns out to be quite interesting.
|Close up of pipe feeding water to brew group|
Currently the thermal fuse seems to have quit so next week I will take this machine (and the other two) to Peter van der Weerd at Kafko to get them fixed.
I also took a few pictures looking into the boiler from the top. It seems the 'normal' entry point of water/steam into the group has been closed off. So the copper pipe feeds the brew group and it is not a circular 'thermosiphon' concept.