Some coffee machines transcend all trends, and the lever espresso machines from La Pavoni are definitely among them. They are the gold standard of coffeemaking, exquisitely reduced to the bare essentials, whose special quality also lies in the skill of the user. They’ve even starred on the big screen alongside James Bond. In 1973’s Live and Let Die, Bond, incarnated by Roger Moore, makes M a cappuccino using the Europiccola model. After receiving his coffee, M comments, “Is that all it does?” Yes, that’s all it does. But it does it extremely well.