Owning the Expobar Brewtus IV-R
The Expobar Brewtus IV-R is a dual-boiler machine that’s quick to heat up to brew temp and stay stable shot after shot, just the way we like it. Its near-silent rotary pump is designed exclusively for direct-plumb use, making reservoirs obsolete. According to our tests, it’s ready to brew after a short fifteen minutes, or, with the optional steam boiler shut off switch engaged, a mere ten. The PID dampens temperature fluctuations in the brew boiler to the greatest possible degree, while Expobar’s redesigned E61 group syphons hot water through the brew circuit to further ensure temperature stability, while also introducing a pre-infusion chamber, which ensures the grounds are soaked at a low pressure prior to brewing to enable a fuller extraction. Unlike the vibration pump Brewtus models, the rotary pump version eschews the reservoir altogether, opting instead for exclusively plumbed operation. We recommend installing a BWT water filtration system inline to remove scale build up, and improve coffee taste and machine longevity. Internally, Expobar utilizes premium-level components, which are configured in such a way that any future maintenance is hassle-free as can be.
We must admit, we’re rather partial toward the Brewtus models, as we were instrumental in the machines’ development back in the mid-2000s. We’ve found that the Brewtus IV-R is highly efficient, making it just as at home on an entertainer’s countertop as it is in light-duty commercial space. It’s not as pretty as some of its peers, but the Brewtus is interested in performance, not appearance, and it undercuts the competition on price, too. The Brewtus IV-R is ideal for the serious espresso lover who favors results over aesthetics. Other versions include the standard Brewtus IV which features a vibration pump and reservoir; and the Brewtus IV-P, which also features a vibration pump, while offering reservoir or plumbled functionality.