La Pavoni details the secret to a real Italian espresso coffee

La Pavoni

La Pavoni tells BeanScene why its range of professional machines are the secret to a real Italian espresso coffee.

According to Leon Wolf, Smeg Australia’s General Manager of the Professional Division, for more than a century, the name La Pavoni has been synonymous with espresso worldwide, representing Italian excellence in coffee machine production.

“Renowned as one of the pioneers of the espresso coffee machine, La Pavoni embodies a harmonious blend of elegance, quality, and reliability. Their commitment to bringing handcrafted coffee machines to life is underpinned by their Italian identity, marked by an intrinsic passion and their love of tradition,” says Leon.

Focusing on premium espresso machines, La Pavoni shares its expertise across both domestic and commercial platforms.

“The Italian machine manufacturer maintains consistent engineering and performance synergies throughout its entire product range, from the domestic lever machines and semi-professional coffee machines through to the powerhouse commercial units,” Leon says.

La Pavoni’s range of commercial coffee machines encompasses three distinct series: Geniale, Desiderio and Diamante, each available in a variety of colours, featuring two and three group systems.

The Diamante DIA L 3GR is a lever espresso coffee machine with chromed brass groups.


The Geniale series is a collective of workhorse machines capable of handling higher output volumes for a diverse range of businesses and industries.

“These machines are constructed with clean lines, accompanied with user features such as volumetric timers and boiler temperature feedback, providing owners and operators with assistance while delivering on style, quality, and value,” says Leon.


The Desiderio series elevates the coffee machine experience by incorporating an LCD display that offers real-time machine feedback, customisable settings, and brewing calibrations.

“Desiderio is a top-of-the-range coffee machine for the professional sector, featuring a touchscreen display used to program all machine functions. The temperature of the different groups can be independently regulated to ensure impeccable results with every blend,” Leon says.

“These machines are meticulously crafted, blending the latest technological advancements with traditional high- quality materials, driving La Pavoni to the forefront as innovators in professional coffee solutions.”


These machines are available in both lever-operated and programmable push- controlled brewing options, along with a choice of three bold and captivating colour selections.

“The Diamante series stands as an embodiment of design excellence, echoing the artistic movements of the 1950s with striking angular forms,” says Leon.

Leon continues that La Pavoni’s dedication to espresso perfection is not just about creating visually stunning machines, it’s a reflection of its genuine Italian heritage, handmade in Milan and unwavering passion for its craft.

“Each series within the professional coffee machine line-up is a testament to their commitment to innovation, quality and value. From the performance Geniale, the technical Desiderio, and the avant-garde Diamante series, each machine reflects their dedication to providing coffee enthusiasts, businesses, and the industry with the ultimate coffee machine,” he says.

“For La Pavoni, coffee isn’t just a beverage; it’s an art form, and each cup is a masterpiece crafted with precision and appreciation.”

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This article appears in the October 2023 edition of BeanScene. Subscribe HERE.

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