I am considering the purchase of the Commercial Expobar Athenea for my home when I remodel and make my espresso bar . I am planning and assume that I do need to run a water line to the machine for constant water supply with this beautiful machine? I can hardly wait to own one!
Can Expobar machines use espresso Pods? How do they compare to other semi-auto untis in the same price range? I have looked at so many yet I'm about as clear as mud. I'm an engineer so like what I've read, but just want a little better opinion from the experts who sell so many different types of machines.
I just have a question regarding my espresso machine. The coffee that comes out of the machine is not that hot. Is there anyway I can control the temperature? Or should I leave the machine switched on for longer period before I use it? I usually switch it on for 5 minutes, make a latte and switch it off.
It has been taking longer to froth a pitcher of milk lately. A thermometer in a cup of water from the porta filter indicates only about 180 degrees. Do I need to increase the temperature and if so, how?
I have a problem with my espresso machine. When I try to turn it on, it immediately trips the GFI switch on the outlet. I occasionally have to reset an interior switch in the machine, but this is a different problem. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I bought my Expobar from you about two years ago. Lately, I've noticed that when pulling a shot, water is leaking out where the portafilter meets the brew head. The only way to avoid this is to crank the portafilter in really hard to the right. Even so, the problem seems to be getting worse. Can this be fixed?
Should I be removing the filter basket every day from the portafilter for thorough cleaning? How do you easily do this given how secure it fits...is this what the stubby flat screwdriver i see mentioned is for?
If you would like to know a little about the many types of espresso machines we sell, this would be a good video to get you started. This video covers the machines we sell and based on your lifestyle, what you like to drink, and ease of use. It will give you an overview of different espresso machines and help you determine which one best suits to your needs.
I would watch the video and focus on a particular kind of machine—prosumer, semi-automatic, and super-automatic to decide which kind is ideal for you. Then, you can go and look at individual models to get a better idea of exactly what you want. Of course, if you narrow it down to a few espresso machines and are still undecided, give us a call and we would be glad to help!