969.Coffee Elba 3 Espresso Machine

By 969.coffee

969.Coffee Elba 3 Espresso Machine

By 969.coffee

The Elba 3 looks snazzy and slim with its dressed up wood elements and 9” width. This heat exchange machine can brew and steam simultaneously, boasts a temperature stable E61 group, easily adjustable OPV, and a fully removable drip tray for quick clean up.


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969.Coffee’s premier heat exchange espresso machine, the Elba 3, is a step up from its sister machine the Elba 1. They share many of the same components, however the Elba 3 features wooden accents on the steam knob, brew lever and portafilter handle, in place of plastic, as well as a few other great design elements. Like the Elba 1, the Elba 3 features an E61 group head, which syphons hot water from the boiler through the group and back to ensure temperature stability, and, also like the Elba 1, it requires a cooling flush between steaming and brewing or after long periods between brews. They share the same body style, at just 9” wide, and the Elba 3 also forgoes the dedicated hot water wand, though you can still access hot water through the group. Speaking of water, its reservoir can be accessed by sliding the on-rails cup tray back to reveal the reservoir for easy filling. The Elba 3’s unique six-legged design allows the drip tray to detach from the machine for easy cleaning, super tall cup brewing, or for it to be stowed away between uses. We really love this feature and applaud 969.Coffee for packing so much functionality into an already compact machine.

The Elba’s share the same large 1.5 L boiler and 1500 watt power, which makes for really intense steam pressure. New to the Elba 3 is the accessible OPV on the back of the machine, which allows you to modify the pressure at the brew group. The upgraded dual needle gauge reflects both the steam and brew pressures for at-a-glance reference, and immediate confirmation of pressure adjustments. Just like on the Elba 1, the Elba 3 has safety measures in place to ensure machine reliability. Anti-flood protection cuts the pump after the brew lever has been depressed for 90 seconds to prevent flooding; and low water detection ensures that if the pump runs for more than three minutes but is unable to fill the boiler, it automatically shuts down. These safety features combined with 969.Coffee’s thoughtful design results in a dependable machine that will be your loyal espresso slinger for years to come. If you like the Elba 3 but would prefer a more traditional stainless look, the Elba 1 is an excellent alternative.

Heat-Exchange Boiler

Heat-Exchange Boiler

Brewing and steaming are handled by a 1.5 liter copper heat exchange boiler. 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.

E61 Group Head

E61 Group Head

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. This makes the Elba 3 more temperature stable, enabling it to deliver great tasting coffee shot after shot.

Adjustable OPV and Dual Pressure Gauge

Adjustable OPV and Dual Pressure Gauge

Accessible from the back of the machine, the OPV can be used to modify pressure at the brew group. The Elba 3’s pressure gauge monitors both brew and steam pressure so you can get immediate feedback when making adjustments.

Fully Detachable Drip Tray

Fully Detachable Drip Tray

The Elba 3’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.

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Specifications

Property Value
SKU 969ELBA3-WLL-3
Boiler Configuration Heat-Exchanger Preheated
Number of Boilers 1
Boiler Features Rapid Steam,Brew & Steam Simultaneously
Brew Boiler Material Copper
Brew Boiler Orientation Vertical
Brew Boiler Type Heat Exchanger
Brew Boiler Volume (Oz) 50
Three-Way Valve Automatic
Brew Group Material Chrome Plated Brass
Brew Group Size (mm) 58 mm
Brew Group Type E61
Brew Boiler Wattage 1500
Recommended Application Home / Residential
Display Type Indicator Lights
Controls and Additional Features Pressure Gauge(s)
Pressure Gauges Brew Circuit,Steam Boiler
Type of Controls Lever
Cup Warmer Material Stainless Steel
Cup Warmer Size (L-in x W-in) 9.5 x 9.0
Cup Warmer Passively Heated
Drip Tray Capacity (oz) 48
Drip Tray Cover Material Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Material Stainless Steel
Portafilter Baskets Included Single,Double
Frame Material Steel
Housing Color Stainless Steel
Housing Material Stainless Steel
Foot/Leg Height (inches) 1.2
Recommended Descaler Type Durgol Swiss Espresso Descaler
Recommended Water Filter BWT Bestsave M Anti Scale Filter
Depth (Inches) 15.75
Height (Inches) 16.92
Weight (Lbs) 44
Width (Inches) 9.25
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Portafilter Handle Material Wood
Portafilter Material Chrome Plated Brass
Number of Portafilters Included 2
Ground, E.S.E., Pod and Capsule Compatibility Ground Coffee
Portafilter Type Commercial Style
Portafilter Weight (lbs) 2
Adjustable Brew Pressure Yes
Pump Type Vibration Pump
Warranty Service Provider Email support@wholelattelove.com
Warranty Service Provider Whole Latte Love
Warranty Service Provider Phone Number 888-411-5282
Manufacturers Warranty Period 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
Volt 110V-120V (US)
Steam Wand Features Insulated Grip
Steam Wand Material Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Movement Type Fully Articulated
Steam Wand Commercial Style
Water Reservoir Access Location Top
Water Reservoir Capacity 84
Water Reservoir Material Plastic
Water Source Built-In Reservoir

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