Rancilio Epoca ST 1 Espresso Machine

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From any side the Rancilio Epoca ST1 has the unmistakable Italian design flare and craftsmanship of a fine sports car from www.wholelattelove.com

Designed with the Prosumer in mind, the sleek Rancilio Epoca model ST 1 Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine is the perfect combination of quality and performance and looks like a fine Italian sports car. The Rancilio Epoca ST 1 includes all of the benefits of a café semi-automatic, but with a built-in water tank for convenient home use. This commercial quality machine will please any coffee aficionado who is accustomed to paramount quality in the luxury of their own home.

The Rancilio Epoca ST 1 Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine features commercial quality components like a three-way solenoid valve for maximum heat retention and an oversized brass boiler with a heat exchanger and has plenty of power for steaming and frothing milk time after time.

 
Simple controls and color-coded pressure gauge and indicator lamps make the Rancilio Epoca ST1 so easy to operate from www.wholelattelove.com
With its easy-to-read controls and color-coded pressure gauge, the Rancilio Epoca ST1 clearly informs you of when the water or boiler pressure is low. The Rancilio Epoca ST1 also has a separate steam lever and a hot water knob that are easy to turn and sit on the front of the machine. The steam wand swivels on a ball-joint – therefore can be used with almost any size cup or frothing pitcher.
 

A single and double spout portafilter, a single and double shot filter basket, a measuring scoop, a plastic tamper and a detailed instruction manual all come with the Rancilio Epoca ST1 from www.wholelattelove.com

The Rancilio Epoca ST1 comes with a single and double spout portafilter, a single and double shot filter basket, a measuring scoop, a plastic tamper and a detailed instruction manual.

Please note: Because the Rancilio Epoca ST 1 Espresso Machine is a commercial espresso machine, it cannot be returned. All sales of commercial and semi-commercial equipment are final. This machine ships by freight. For more information, please see our policies page.

The Rancilio Epoca ST1 features a large brass boiler, brass water lines, brass fittings and connections and brass chrome-plated porta filters that all combine for great brew-water temperature stabilization.

 
Chrome-plated brass portafilters are standard equipment for the Rancilio Epoca ST1 from www.wholelattelove.com
Commercial-Grade Portafilter and Brew Group - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 comes with a heavy-duty single spout and double spout portafilter. Chrome-plated brass portafilters are excellent for temperature stability throughout the brewing process. This commercial brew group also provides excellent heat stability as well as component longevity.
 
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a 1600W heat-exchanger and a large 2L brass boiler from www.wholelattelove.com
Boiler - An oversized 3.9-liter brass boiler and a heat exchanger is in this Italian espresso machine. With the power of a 1600W heat-exchanger and a large brass boiler, you can switch back and forth between brewing and steaming with no down time. Plus, the boiler's large size means there's more time between refills.

Solenoid valve - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 features a commercial quality three-way solenoid valve. This valve relieves the machine of water pressure, allowing you to brew again almost immediately. A three-way solenoid valve also removes more water from the spent coffee puck – making it easier to empty the portafilter.

 
Simple to use controls and easy to understand indicator lights are a hallmark of the Rancilio Epoca ST1 from www.wholelattelove.com
High Quality Simple Controls - The Rancilio Epoca ST1, despite being a commercial grade machine, features simple to use controls. A switch turns on the power to the machine, while a push-button above the brew group lets you manually start and stop the brewing process. To keep you informed during use, the Rancilio Epoca ST1 has three indicator lights that monitor the machine's operation. When the boiler is full and the machine is operating normally, a green light illuminates near the power switch. A yellow light appears when the water level is low and needs to be filled. The Epoca also features a temperature ready light to let you know when the machine has reached proper brewing temperatures.
 
Rancilio Epoca ST1 semi-automatic espresso machine includes an in-tank water filter for providing water as clean as possible for brewing and dispensing from www.wholelattelove.com

Water Filter - Clean water is essential for making great espresso and Rancilio includes an in-tank water filter for providing water as clean as possible for brewing and dispensing. It also helps to inhibit scale build-up. The plastic 2 liter water reservoir is accessed through a trap-door on the top rear of the cup-warming tray and can be filled by pouring directly into the reservoir.

Body Beautiful - The shape, fit and finish of the Rancilio Epoca ST1 body shell is extraordinary for any type of machine. It reflects superb Italian style and craftsmanship and is rust-proof, scratch-proof and wear resistant to provide years of service and constant great looks.

 

 
Rancilio Epoca ST1 semi-automatic espresso machine includes a separate spout and control knob for dispensing hot water from www.wholelattelove.com

Hot Water Dispenser - In addition to steaming and frothing, the Rancilio Epoca ST1 includes a separate spout and control knob for dispensing hot water for tea, hot chocolate or café Americanos. Just turn the knob above the hot-water spout and hot water is poured into your waiting cup.

Boiler Pressure Gauge - You will know when your machine is ready by observing the visible gauge on the front which displays the boiler pressure. There are also 2 indicator lamps near the on-off switch, one indicates that there is sufficient water in the reservoir to operate and the other indicates a low water condition.

 
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a multi-position steam wand on a ball-joint that makes steaming or frothing milk simple from www.wholelattelove.com
Steam Wand - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a multi-position steam wand that makes steaming or frothing milk simple. Since the wand is on a ball-joint, you can immerse the wand into milk pitchers of various sizes, letting you make froth for lattes or cappuccinos in seconds. It has a wrap on the elbow to allow you to position the wand without getting burned.
 
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a very easy to operate chromed steam control lever from www.wholelattelove.com
Steam Control Lever - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a very easy to operate chromed steam control lever rimmed in easy-grip plastic instead of the traditional round knob to control the steam functions. It affords you much better positioning of the steam valve output allowing very fine control of your milk frothing and heating operations. It has an open-stay and open-close function and operates in just a 25° arc. Turning it upwards will lock it in an open position. Turning downwards allows a feathered fine control of steam output.
 
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a generous capacity drip tray with a removable 2 piece grid from www.wholelattelove.com
Large Capacity Drip Tray - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a generous capacity drip tray with a removable 2 piece grid. The grid center section which usually takes the brunt of operations is dishwasher safe and has a protective coating to provide long service. The rest of the grid is polished stainless steel for quick and easy cleanup and can be completely removed for access to the boiler drain fitting and for cleaning out the sump when needed.
 
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 semi-automatic espresso machine Includes in the components kit a set of foot extensions to raise the machine if needed from www.wholelattelove.com
Tall Feet Extensions - Included in the components kit are a set of foot extensions to raise the Rancilio Epoca ST1 allowing you to customize the installation of your machine to fit your operating style and coffee bar height. The gray round ones are for the rear feet and the black ones with the milk-spill protector discs are for the front feet. Everything about this machine is carefully crafted by engineers who actually test and use the machine to determine the best design.
 
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a large top surface with a stainless steel cup-warmer shelf that holds up to 15 espresso cups from www.wholelattelove.com
Passive Cup Warmer - The Rancilio Epoca ST1 has a large top surface with a stainless steel cup-warmer shelf that holds up to 15 espresso cups! It is shown here with 10 espresso cups and 4 large latte cups. Since warm cups are an essential part of enjoying delicious espresso, the cup warmer on the Rancilio Epoca ST is heated passively by the machine’s large boiler. By brewing directly into warm cups, you won’t lose precious temperature that can alter the taste and quality of your espresso.
 

The Rancilio ST-1 comes with a full kit of components and accessories
to get you up and running quickly.


The Rancilio ST-1 comes with a full kit of components and accessories to get you up and running quickly from www.wholelattelove.com
 
  • Power:  110 volts, 1600 watts
  • Amps:    15 amp circuit required
  • Size:       18.9 H x 22 D x 15.2 W inches
  • Weight: 62 pounds
  • Body Material: Stainless Steel and plastic
  • Boiler Capacity: 4 liters
  • Water Reservoir Capacity: 2 liters

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it would be really great if I could avoid slopping the dregs onto the floor when carrying the drip tray across the kitchen to the sink.  Is there an adapter to allow connection of the drip tray directly to a drain line?

Answer by Sanfam:

The Rancilio Epoca ST 1 does not support a drain line; This is one of the concessions made to allow for a more compact design.  Other models in the Epoca selectively offer support for this, but typically feature taller legs in order for allow a drain collector and line to fit.

i hvae the Rancilio Epoca and would like to convert it so that the water comes from a line rather than having to fill it.  is tjere a conversion kit for this?

Answer by Louis-Jordan:

Thank you for your question. We do not offer a conversion kit for this machine unfortunately, and I am not sure if there is one available, because this machine is not normally meant to be plumbed in. I suggest contacting Rancilio directly to see if they have a kit available, or if plumbing the unit is a possibility. Rancilio can be contacted at 630-427-1703.

Hector asked:

Well, our machine has worked fine since it first arrived. Now, last couple of days it have been loosing pressure suddenly and everything seems right but the fact it get loose that often is starting to scare us all. There is enough water at the tank, it is normally plugged and it gets rinsed often. What can be happening? Because there is no weird noise coming ot of it. After we run some water from the group head the pressure starts to build up until it falls once again, and keeps doing it

Answer by Sanfam:

As I'm not quite sure if I fully understand the problem, please correct me if I'm off-target on anything written below.

Under typical operating conditions, it is perfectly normal for the steam pressure gauge on a machine of this design to rise and fall in a regular pattern. This occurs as a direct result of the boiler being heated up to the point where the steam pressure flips the pressurestat off (which operates like a thermostat in a sense for the water in the boiler) and then cooling back down to the point where the steam pressure drops low enough to switch the pressurestat on again. The speed at which this occurs will vary from one machine to another. Additionally, heat exchanger machines heat their brewing circuit's water by pulling heat from the water that is steaming--As the machine pushes cool or cold water through the boiler to be heated, it will see a drop in temperature and a matched drop in steam pressure, to the point where the machine may start re-heating the boiler (and rebuilding pressure).

Basically, It's nothing to worry about under normal circumstances! I hope this helps.

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Misc Data
Manufacturer: Rancilio
Model: Epoca ST-1
Specifications
Dimension - Width (Inches): 15
Dimension - Height (Inches): 19
Dimension - Depth (Inches): 22
Weight (lbs): 62
Watts: 1600
Volts: 120
Housing
Housing Materials: Stainless Steel/Plastic
Drip Tray Material: Plastic
Drip Tray Cover Material: Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Capacity (Oz): 60
Cup Height
High (Inches): 3.5
Frothing Wand
Material: Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Style: Commercial Style
Wand Movement: Articulating
Usable Length (Inches): 4
Height Off Counter (Inches): 6
Optional Steam Tips Or Wands: Yes
Water Source
Reservoir Or Plumbed: Reservoir
Reservoir Capacity (Oz): 67
Reservoir Material: Plastic
Reservoir Removable: Yes
Controls
Type Of Controls: Rocker
Display Type: LED
Pre-Infusion: No
Low Water Warning: Yes
Pressure Gauges: Brew and Steam
Cup Warmer
Material: Stainless Steel
Size (Inches): 20 x 14
Passive / Active: Passive
Portafilter Data
Material: Chrome Plated Brass
Type: Commercial Style
Quantity Included: 2
Weight (lbs): 1.05
Diameter (Millimeter): 58
Commercial Filter Baskets Included: Single & Double
Ground, E.S.E. Pod And Capsule Compatible: Pod Kit Available
Bottomless Portafilter Available: Yes
Tamper Size (Millimeter): 58
Brew Group
Material: Chrome Plated Brass
Type: E61
Preheat: Yes
Three-Way Valve: Electric
Capsule / Pod Friendly: Pod Kit Available
Back Flush Capable: Yes
Boiler Data
Number Of Boilers: 1
Brew And Steam Simultaneously: Yes
Rapid Steam: Yes
Brew Boiler Data
Brew Boiler Type: Heat Exchanger
Brew Boiler Watts: 1700
Brew boiler Volume (Oz): 3.8 Liter
Brew Boiler Material: Copper
Brew Boiler Orientation: Horizontal
Brew Boiler Heater Location: Internal
Brew Boiler Auto Fill: Yes
Steam Boiler Data
Steam Boiler Type: One Boiler for the Brew and Steam
Pump Data
Pump Type: Vibration
Maximum Pressure (Bar): 15 Bar
Brew Pressure Adjustability: Yes
Air Remover: Yes
Self Priming Pump: 8 to 9 Bar
Performance
Hot Water Recovery Time (Seconds): 0
Sound Level - Grinding (Db): No
Maintenance
Back Flush Cleaner Used: Cafiza
Details
Warranty (Years): 1
Country Of Manufacture: Italy
NSF Certified: Yes
Recommended Applications: Home / Commercial
Service provided
Repairs By: Whole Latte Love
Contact Number: 888-411-5282