In the 1973 movie Live and Let Die, we get a rare tour in James Bond’s own apartment. We can see a quite old fashioned interior with one cool gadget: the espresso machine. Bond fixes M a cappuccino, with this very loud machine, while M is talking about the mission. M, after receiving his freshly brewed coffee, comments “Is that all it does?!”.

This machine is a La Pavoni Europiccola.

In 1973, espresso machines for home use were very uncommon, and nobody had a machine like that in their own house, so it showed the sophistication and taste of Bond. Today, the Europiccola is still available and has evolved into different models.

The top of the range Europiccola Professional model, La Pavoni Romantica, is one of our signature machines which espouses the prestigious brand of La Pavoni. I was thinking today, what is it about this machine that still after decades has such a following similiar to cult interior design furniture like the Eames and Barcelona chairs.

Simply, Uber design is timeless. I want to share with you my top 10 points about the La Pavoni Romantica lever machine

  1. Firstly, the design is so very uber and people are just drawn to it.
  2. It’s compact, and suits a vast range of interior designs and spaces
  3. It’s manual, like driving a car, you gain a sense of reward as you delight in the visual fun of the coffee extraction
  4. It’s portable, easy to pack and bring with you on holidays
  5. I love this one, you can use ESE pods or ground coffee. This has to be the most uber pod machine in the world!
  6. The wooden handles and dome with Eagle, uniquely stylish and oozes Italian sophistication.
  7. It can make 16 cups of espresso before re-filling the boiler
  8. 15 minutes of steam delivery, more than enough steam for Caffe lattes !
  9. Fast heating time of 5 minutes, great in the morning to get that quick espresso hit
  10. Finally, number 10, well 007 had one in 1973!

Below is the You Tube clip web link of 007 in Live and Let Die making M that coffee and the Uber Coffee Shop link which will take you to the La Pavoni Romantica product page. Enjoy!

Cheers Agostino

La Pavoni Romantica product link

James Bond, Live and Let Die You Tube Clip


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