Elektra Microcasa a leva
Micro Casa is simply the ultimate vintage piston lever espresso machine. Its exceptional build quality together with the tradition and expertise behind it make this a luxury item worth having.
The spring mechanism helps you deliver great shots because pump pressure remains consistent during the entire extraction. Users may prefer this over the direct lever method of the Pavonis where you need to exert force doing the pushing and the pulling too.
Microcasa is conveniently bottom-heavy: a steady machine. The unit comes equipped with a thermostat, it turns off when empty. Chrome finish edition seems to be more durable, but this is a more of a general complaint about models in brass. A built-in mechanism controls the water temperature but metallic components of the machine do heat up. You should not run this model for a prolonged time, which makes pulling many consecutive shots difficult.
Think of the MicroCasa as a tamed beast: it produces a lot of heat and you need to have appropriate physical strength and, funnily enough, height to operate this unit. If you are passionate about espresso heritage plus you are also willing to roll up your sleeves, this is the horse to bet on.
dimensions: (hwd) 19 x 10 x 10″ · net weight:25 pounds
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Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica
Here we have a lever-less luxurious espresso machine. Essentially the very same design and components. The twist controller frothing arm is also dream of many. This models features solenoid valves as means of letting off steam that get stuck inside because of its mechanism. A sophisticated heat exchanger helps provide the right temperature while not overheating and its highly durable brass boiler also add a lot to the overall efficiency.
With or without a lever, these pieces are of high-art.