Owning the Expobar Office Pulser
The simplest of the Expobar Office line, the Pulser carves out a space all its own with its unique aesthetics. As a medium capacity heat-exchange machine, it can brew and steam simultaneously, making it ideal for crafting cappuccinos and lattes at home or in a coffee kiosk. We’re particularly impressed with Expobar’s barista-focused construction, as seen in the fully articulating steam and hot water wands; temperature retaining chrome plated brass portafilter; and especially in their reimagined E61 group head. A traditional E61 syphons hot water through the brew circuit to ensure the brew water always retains its temperature, and Expobar’s adds to that by integrating a concave pre-infusion chamber to soak the grounds prior to brewing and aid in the extraction. Due to these features, we’ve noted impressive temperature stability while brewing with the Pulser.
Using the Pulser couldn’t be simpler. Cups are conveniently stored atop the machine on the passively heated cup warmer; the on/off switch is front and center, situated between the steam and hot water knobs; and an imbedded temperature-ready indicator light burns bright to cue you when it’s ready to brew. It’s powerful, yet compact enough to fit under a standard 16” cabinet, making the Pulser an excellent fit for baristas at home or work. Internally, the machine sports electronic boiler controls, safety switches and commercial quality components. Also part of Expobar’s Office Line are the Control, which offers programmable volumetric brewing at the press of a button, and the Office Lever, which offers larger capacities and all over stainless construction, as well as an option to plumb the machine into a water line with the Office Lever Plus model.