Anonymous Person from Mandeville, LA United States
I recently purchased the Izzo Pompei lever espresso machine from Chris Coffee. I can't say enough good things about their service. It is second to none. Mackenzie is absolutely awesome to deal with! The machine is unlike any other I have had and I have had several since my first in 1985. The Pompei exceeds my expectations and delivers first-rate espresso and unlimited steam. It may not be for everyone since it takes up a lot of real estate, won't fit under upper kitchen cabinets, and takes a bit of effort to pull the lever. The heft of the machine (about 140 pounds), however, is a real asset, providing an extremely stable base. Another nice feature is that this machine is virtually silent as it does not have a pump. I highly recommend the Pompei if you are looking for a commercial level machine that is meticulously crafted from the best materials and offers the control and experience unique to a manual (spring assisted) lever machine.