A real professional espresso maker that is modelled after the early 1900s Italian made espresso machines, and paired with added modern conveniences and construction. The Micro Casa features exquisite design, brass construction, chrome exterior and a polished wooden pump handle. Brew a single or double shot of espresso into 1 or two mugs, and create specialty barista style recipes with frothed milk using the steaming wand. This semi automatic espresso machine is both practical and stunning for the home, with everything you need to brew the perfect espresso included in this vintage design.
Every Elektra espresso machine is a carefully engineered product and the result of extensive study. One of the companys top priorities is to meet all safety standards and warranty requirements. It has obtained various international certifications, including NSF in the USA.
Use & Care
- Vintage look espresso machine with a traditional espresso machine feel, paired with modern conveniences.
- Designed to produce high quality espresso.
- Features a top loading water basin that makes refills and continuous water deliveries easy.
- Comes with a 3 way solenoid valve that relieves pressure in the group-head when espresso extraction is finished.
- Features a twist knob-controlled steam valve that allows quick turn on and offs.
- Includes a durable brass boiler that provides steam for frothing milk.
- Equipped with a steam wand to make frothy cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolates or tea lattes.
HOW IT WORKS 1. Mount on filter-holder, the 1 cup filter or the two cup filter, depending on whether you wish to make just one espresso or two at the same time. 2. Fill the filter with ground coffee using the doser spoon. 3. Press the ground coffee in the filter with the tamp; the coffee surface should be about 1 centimetre below the filter edge. 4. Insert the filter holder into its lodging and lock it securely by turning it from left to right. 5. Place one or two cups under the coffee output spouts of the filter holder. 6. Press the coffee dispensing button. When you have obtained the required amount of coffee in the cup / cups, you must press the button again to stop dispensing. Making Barista style milk recipes: 1. After you have brewed your espresso, turn the knob of the steam wand to turn it on and let any condensation run off. When this operation is over, turn the knob of the steam wand in the opposite direction and stop the flow of steam. 2. Place a frothing pitcher under the steam wand in such a way that the nozzle touches the bottom; then turn the knob of the steam wand and bring the milk to the required temperature. 3. Lower the frothing pitcher so that the nozzle is near the surface of the milk, then move the container up and down so the nozzle dips in and out of the milk. Do this several times, until you get the required amount of froth. 4. Add the warm frothed milk to your espresso, and enjoy! Optional: You can use the steam wand to heat milk or water without frothing. Simply insert the steam wand into your frothing pitcher until the nozzle touches the bottom; then turn the knob of the steam wand and bring the milk or water to the required temperature.