The Crem ONE PROFILER is a reservoir-only dual boiler, E61 group espresso machine, equipped with dual PIDs, an SGS commercial certification, and a revolutionary brew pressure profiling system that can be controlled manually or set to execute a programmed profile. As a reservoir only machine, the PROFILER's sophisticated pressure profiling system is not affected by incoming water line pressure, allowing for full control of brew pressure during extraction.
The most sophisticated of Crem’s ONE series of machines, the PROFILER distinguishes itself with its unique pressure profiling technology. Using a variable speed DC voltage rotary pump, pressure profiles can be created, saved, and executed on demand. What makes the PROFILER truly exceptional is the manual profile knob on the bottom left of the machine that provides satisfying tactile feedback with an audible “click” that just feels good.
To get more specific, the Crem ONE PROFILER does things a bit differently when it comes to programming its brew profiles. For increased precision, the profiles are measured in ml of water instead of by time. As a result, each step of the profile will not change until the appropriate amount of water has been pumped before the pump speed changes. That means that the PROFILER will consistently execute each step of your profile as you programmed it, regardless of factors like grind size or tamp pressure. When brewing a programmed profile, the machine will automatically cut the pump when you desired volume is reached, alerting you to lower the brew lever.
Features and Performance:
From a performance standpoint, the Crem ONE PROFILER is an incredible piece of equipment. With each boiler regulated independently with a PID, brew temperature is adjustable between 176°F - 212°F and steam temperature between 176°F - 257°F. Temperature remains consistent while brewing, and the machine froths milk at 1.3 bar while steaming. Whether in the home or in the café, owners will appreciate the 7-day on/off programming that allows you to set specific times for each day of the week to have the PROFILER power on and power off so it’s always ready when you need it.
Taking a more modern approach to espresso machine design to accommodate home baristas, the PROFILER has a number of features that set it apart from a more conventional machine. The massive drip tray for example, provides a large surface for cups and other tools, with a removable center panel to provide extra depth for an espresso scale or taller cups. The large capacity also benefits the PROFILER’s boiler drain feature which can be used to empty the entire brew boiler directly into the drip tray. This is perfect for changing out water in the boiler if you’ve been away for extended periods of time or when the machine needs to be transported or shipped.
Of course the key feature of the Crem ONE PROFILER is its variable pressure brewing, accomplished by a variable speed DC voltage rotary pump. The near silent pump can produce brew pressures in a range from 1.5 bar up to 12 bar at max pressure. Using a unique digital controller also found in Audi sports cars, the PROFILER’s pressure profiling knob can make adjustments to brew pressure within 0.2 bar increments for incredibly precise control over your extraction. Up to 5 unique extraction profiles can be named and stored in the menu to access at any time, and you can always use the knob to manually control brew pressures for unique extractions. If you have more than 5, your profiles can be stored digitally and entered back into the machine via a usb drive.
In a more general sense, variable pressure control allows you to both experiment with your espresso extractions and modify pressure on the fly to correct shots if they start to veer off course. Low pressure can be used to gently pre-infuse shots, while high pressure can be used to simulate lever espresso machines or counteract particularly bitter coffees. You can also use the PROFILER with a fixed pressure profile and brew just like you would on a traditional E61 machine.
Additional touches include the angled shot mirror built into the front panel to add a wow factor to bottomless shots, unique angled panel cutouts that can be easily removed and customized, quarter turn steam and hot water knobs, and a lengthy steam wand that can be positioned for hands-free milk frothing. Robust programming, including an ECO mode, standby timer, backflush alerts, water filter/descale reminders, extraction timer duration, and a 7 day on/off schedule to have the PROFILER ready to go when you are.
Why You Should Get It:
The Crem ONE PROFILER redefines both function and value when it comes to E61 group espresso machines. Its features and performance have been painstakingly engineered to suit the serious enthusiast who wants to experiment with their espresso. This is also a convenient machine, with programmable on/off times, and thought design choices to accommodate barista tools like scales, bottomless portafilters, and frothing pitchers. Plus, with a slew of accessories to get you started right out of the box, the Crem ONE PROFILER makes a strong case for being the first, or last, espresso machine you ever buy.
What’s in the box:
- 1x Single Shot Basket 7g
- 1x Double Shot Basket 14g
- 1x Triple Shot Basket 21g
- 1x Stainless Backflush Disc
- 1x Cleaning Brush
- 1x Box of Backflush Tablets
- 1x 58 mm Stainless Steel Tamper
- 1x 300 ml / 10 oz Frothing Pitcher
- 1x Alternate 3-Hole Steam Tip
- 1x Single Spout Portafilter
- 1x Double Spout Portafilter