About us

About us

We build espresso machines. We know everything there is to know about espresso machines having built them since 1985. We work with so much passion on our machines so that you can have the best espresso possible in the world in your home.

Our machines offer you the highest performance combined with a purist design, which you may not know yet, every home needs.

Our passion

COFFEE IS A KIND OF MAGIC YOU CAN DRINK

That’s how we think about coffee and we want to share our passion for great coffee with you.

We bring together technology and design on a user friendly basis to make you the best barista in your home. With highest quality materials and elemts like the E61 brew group, developed by Faema., we bring together tried and true technics with new innovations.

The production

Quality is our highest claim and our motivation is to create the best products. Our espresso machines and grinders are manufactured in our production facilities in Bammental (near Heidelberg) and in Milan.

We build each part by hand. We want you to be satisfied and therefore we work with biggest care and passion on every single detail, for the perfect espresso machine.

You will find Pictures of our production soon …

Technology

E61 is the name of an espresso machine brought to market in 1961 by the Italian company Faema. This machine rang in a new era of espresso makers. Not only was the E61 the first heat exchanger machine, meaning that fresh water was used for making espresso instead of boiler water. It was also the first to integrate a pump to create pressure rather than using a hand operated lever. The E61 is legendary for that brew group which weighs in at 4 to 5kg. The E61 is made of solid brass. The heat exchanger and a Thermosyphon system circulate hot water through the brew group, keeping it constantly heated. The significance of the E61 brew group is the mechanism in the brew head which allows for the pre-infusion of the grounds. Through this pre-infusion water is directed slowly and with subdued pressure into the portafilter. All this is regulated by a pre-infusion cylinder in the brew head, causing pressure to rise slowly. Water permeates the coffee and the coffee flavors can develop due to the slow welling of the grounds. Perfect espresso is the result.

The vibration pump was launched in the early 70’s by Ulka Co.

It made home espresso machines much more affordable due to its less expensive costs. The vibration pump has an output of 15bars, which can be reduced to 9-10 bars with the aid of an expansion valve.

The pressure builds up with the aid of the coffee grounds in the portafilter and is established slower than with a rotary pump. For this reason, it is very important to find the perfect grind and to use the right amount of coffee grounds. If one of these parameters are not correct, the right amount of pressure will not be reached.

This pump vibrates and swings so you can hear the sound of it. Therefore, the machine housing is insulted in order to provide soundproofing.

The rotary pump is larger and heavier than the vibration pump but has more power. It can provide for several brew groups with steady pressure.

The Rotary Pump is almost noiseless so perfect for home of office space.

A dual boiler machine has one boiler used for brewing coffee and one for withdrawing steam and hot water. Both boilers are independent from one another and a PID, for example, can regulate the boiler temperature separately. The boiler for brewing coffee is much smaller than the one used for steam and hot water. This means that the boiler contents is spent quicker and fresh water is used to prepare the espresso. A dual boiler machine is more temperature stable than a machine with heat exchanger because of the two separate and individually temperature controlled boilers.

An espresso machine with heat exchanger system is a machine with two water circulation systems. Since the boiler is not completely filled with water, steam may by drawn after the machine is fully heated. A heat exchanger is built into this boiler. When making coffee, fresh water from the tank is used which is pumped into the heat exchanger, heated there to the optimal brewing temperature and then directed to the brew group and portafilter. Thus, fresh water is always used to brew espresso.

A hand lever machine is what makes you a real pro.

The biggest and probably most obvious difference between other espresso machines is the hand lever brew group.

By pulling the hand lever, the pre-infusion in the machines starts. Hot water from the boiler flows into the massive brewing group and get’s cooled down to the right temperature. If you let go the lever to its original position, the water flow closes and a feather applies pressure onto the grinded coffee and extracts the coffee.

Career

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