I am very excited about our new (well... very old, but new to me) La San Marco Hand-Pull fully manual espresso machine. I can't tell you how excellent the shots are from this machine, and the level of control you have over the speed and shot volume. The picture to the right is not that impressive in appearance because the machine is fully unshrouded and stripped down (but fully functioning). It hisses like a serpent, has tons of steam pressure (on Sunday mornings I even steam eggs on it). Parts are still readily available for these, the oldest hand-pulls still being made.

When I repalce a couple seals and put all the fancy trim back on it, I will take another lucious photo... :-)

We also have a 1 Group machine that I sold as is to a local coffee roaster/shop. These are 220v machines.


The Complete Sweet Maria's Coffee Library Page
- Coffee Travel Pictorials, New Product Reviews, Roasting Pictorials, and more


Green Coffee Beans 70+ Selections Hearthware I-Roast 2 Fresh Roast Home Coffee Roasters - Two Models Gene Caffe Drum Roaster
Behmor 1600 HotTop Drum Roaster Stovetop Popper Roasting Espresso Equipment & Accessories
Nesco Home Coffee Roaster Technivorm Electric Brewers Chemex Coffee Brewers Coffee Bags: for green and roasted
Zassenhaus Hand-Crank Mills Nissan & Zojirushi Travel Cups/ Bottles Vacuum Brewers: Cona, Yama Coffee Cleaning Supplies
Espresso Machines: Giotto Professional and Premium, Rancilio Silvia, Andreja Premium , Gaggia, Coffee Books
Miscellany and Sweet Maria's T-Shirts
Electric Coffee Mills: Mazzer Mini, Maestro, Rancilio Rocky, Bodum Manual Drip Brewing
Our Roasted Coffee French Press Coffee Brewing Ibrik: Turkish Coffee Brewing Mokapot: Stovetop Espresso