My Little hand-Pump Espresso Machine

I bought this little Olympus Cremina machine many years ago for $250 used. It quit working and I bought a used Rancilio Silvia. A while ago I took the Olympus in and got it fixed. I’ve switched to using it now. I like the industrial look. I’m working on my crema. I’ve looked for them online today and the only one for sale (new) was $3850!

On Sirius “’50s on 5” radio now:

…I’m like a one-eyed cat

Sleepin’ in a seafood store…

   -Shake, Rattle and Roll, Big Joe Turner

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to My Little hand-Pump Espresso Machine

  1. i have one of these i got from an ex-boyfriend who was going to throw it out! i had it fixed and, aside from having to clean it occasionally, it works great.

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