969.Coffee Elba 1 Espresso Machine
969.Coffee’s Elba 1 is a unique take on heat exchange espresso machines. Eschewing the hot water wand traditionally found on these types of machines, the Elba 1 is considerably more narrow than most machines in its class with a width just over 9”. Perhaps the most unique feature are the six legs that support the body and the drip tray. The extra two legs allow you to completely remove the tray for easy cleaning, or to fit super tall cups under the brew spouts. Its compact size, unique drip tray, and powerful 1500 watt boiler make the Elba 1 an ideal choice for people looking to brew espresso and milk beverages while saving on counter space.
Dimensions: 9.25” W x 15.75” D x 16.92” H
At just over 9” wide, the Elba is one of the slimmest heat exchanger espresso machines we’ve seen. By excluding a hot water wand, the Elba is able to save space without sacrificing brewing or frothing performance.
E61 Brew Group
Made from chrome-plated brass, the legendary E61 brew group uses a thermosyphon system to ensure temperature stability while brewing. By circulating water from the boiler to the group, it ensures that heat isn’t lost when the water reaches the portafilter.
1.5 Liter Copper Boiler
Brewing and steaming are handled by a 1.5 liter copper heat exchange boiler. A constant supply of steam and hot water allow you to brew espresso and froth milk simultaneously. At 1500 watts, it's one of the most powerful we've seen on a machine of this size. For improved frothing performance, the gauge on the top right of the machine allows you to keep an eye on steam pressure when preparing milk beverages.
Fully Detachable Drip Tray
The Elba’s unique design has the machine supported by six legs instead of the typical four. As a result, the drip tray can be completely removed for easier cleaning. You can also fit incredibly tall cups under the brew spouts as long as you put something beneath the solenoid valve.
The automatic shut-off cuts the pump after the brew lever has been engaged for 90 seconds to prevent flooding. When this occurs, the orange light on the front of the machine will blink repeatedly.
Low Water Detection
If the pump runs for more than three minutes and is unable to fill the boiler, the orange light on the front of the machine will illuminate and the pump will stop. To restart the machine, simply turn it off, fill the reservoir with water, and turn it back on again.