This is a one of a kind fully automatic commercial style espresso/cappuccino machine. The embossed copper and bronze is luxuriously finished with lacquer. When you look close you can see how the machine has been hand made by its Spanish craftsman. The eagle is removable or it can be turned to face any direction. This espresso machine has programmable coffee dispensing and can brew and steam at the same time. This makes it a perfect choice for home use, an office environment or even for a low volume commercial application like a deli or bakery. The internals of the Athenea are just as impressive as the exterior. Making it easy to produce commercial quality espresso. Accessories include a chrome plated brass portafilter, tamper, single shot filter basket, double shot filter basket and a 7 gram coffee scoop.
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Features & Benefits: Coffee
Commercial Size and Style Portafilter Handle
Made of chrome plated brass for excellent heat stability which is essential for producing top quality espresso.
Commercial Brewing Group
The Expobar Athenea has a chrome plated brass brew group with a thermal siphon and pre infusion. This means that it is always at the proper temperature for brewing. The pre infusion gently soaks and conditions the coffee before applying full brewing pressure to help extract all the flavor from your coffee.
Commercial Design Heat Exchanger Boiler System
The all copper boiler has a capacity of 1.8 liters. It has an internal heat exchanger that prevents the water used for brewing from coming in contact with the water stored in the boiler for steaming and hot water dispensing. With its commercial style design you can brew and steam or dispense hot water whenever you want to. This is especially important when entertaining or when used in a commercial application.
3-Way Solenoid Valve
The 3-way solenoid valve is a commercial feature that relieves the water pressure off the coffee when the brew switch is turned off. This serves two functions; it dries out the coffee to prevent dripping and makes it easy to knock the coffee out of the portafilter with one knock. It deposits this water into the drip tray.
High Quality Controls with Temperature Ready Light
The easily programmable controls are a breeze for anyone to operate. There are four buttons, that when programmed will measure the amount of coffee going into your cup and shut off by its self. This allows you to focus in on creating the perfect froth while the machine takes care of the espresso. There is also a main power switch and ready light that lets you know when the machine has achieved the proper pressure for operation.
The Expobar Office Athenea has a 5-button touch pad for activating the pump and programming your favorite drinks. Four of the buttons are available to program to automatically dispense the desired volume of water.
The cup warmer on the Athenea will hold up to 9 espresso cups. It is made out of stainless steel and gets its heat directly from the heat off the boiler.
Features & Benefits: Frothing and Hot Water
Hot Water Dispenser
The hot water dispenser is wand that is mounted on the right side and is controlled with the knob directly over it. The wand can be positioned directly over the drip tray so it is easy to set your cup under it for preheating.
The steam wand is on the left and is long and is high enough off the counter to easily fit any frothing pitcher without having to tip it.
Features & Benefits: Care, Maintenance & Other
Multiple Safety Switches and Controls
If the water level in the boiler gets low the electronic controls sense this and turn the pump on to automatically fill the boiler. If the reservoir runs out of water a CPU board will turn off the heating element to prevent overheating. A manual reset high temperature switch is located on top of the boiler as a secondary safety switch.
Boiler Pressure Control
The boiler temperature/pressure is controlled through a professional grade pressure controller. It senses the pressure in the boiler and turns on the heating element in the boiler as the pressure drops.
Back flush the Expobar at least every few days. For commercial application you should back flush it at the end of every day. It is a simple process that takes only a few minutes. Put a blank filter basket into the portafilter (supplied) and add a tablespoon of cleaner. Install the portafilter into the machine and turn on the pump. The pump will be noisy as it start and will start to quiet down as the pressure builds. When the pump has quieted down, turn off the brew switch and the cleaner will be blown up into the brew group, through the 3-way solenoid valve and down into the drip pan. Do this until the cleaner that is being directed into the drip pan is just free of coffee colors. Finish the process by rinsing out the brew group.
Constructed of real copper and bronze. All of the pieces are embossed and lacquered.
One year parts & labor warranty
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