Pathfinder Espresso Machine Overview
The Pathfinder is an Italian heat exchanger espresso machine born from a partnership between Whole Latte Love and Quick Mill. From top to bottom, the Pathfinder delivers a revelatory user experience that will reshape your understanding of home espresso. We understand that crafting the ultimate coffee in the comfort of your own home is a journey, and we've created the Pathfinder to reveal the way.
Features and Performance
The Pathfinder modernizes traditional espresso machine design, favoring a super compact shape, a clean appearance, and practical features. At the heart of the machine is a 60.8 oz stainless steel HX boiler heated by a powerful 1400W heating element, offering a quick 15 minute heat up time, and the ability to brew and steam at the same time. Because of the incredible heating element, you can expect higher steam pressure and fast steam recovery, useful for when lattes and cappuccinos are in high demand. High quality copper tubing delivers water throughout the system, and everything is mounted on an INOX 304 steel frame. On the bottom of the machine, you'll find a panel that can be removed for quick access to the heating element connections.
Wrapping the outside is a gorgeous, polished stainless steel housing, easily removed for work or maintenance. On top, you'll find a large cup tray, fitted with soft foam padding to prevent rattling during operation. Rubber grips at the edges of the tray let you remove the tray comfortably and without hassle. The front of the machine is simple to read, keeping only the essential LEDs, favoring instead a single white LED above the power switch. A black double gauge presents both the steam and brew pressure for quick reference during operation. The iconic E61 group, equipped with a larger group nut, fits commercial standard 58 mm portafilters.
Cool Touch steam and hot water allow for more tactile handling and prevent milk from burning on. The large drip tray is magnetic for easy removal and replacement. The 84 oz water reservoir is located below the cup warming tray, and is smooth to remove, unlike many other espresso machines.
All of this in a tight design with a profile of 17.7“ D x 10.5” W x 13.9” H.
Why You Should Get It
The Pathfinder offers a singular experience for the coffee lover who wants superb coffee and espresso without going to the cafe. The Pathfinder achieves this very thing, and with impeccable style. Here at Whole Latte Love, with all the knowledge of our experts, and the wisdom of our 20+ years in the industry, we've made it our mission to deliver the definitive espresso machine to be your companion on your coffee journey.
- High quality wood-handle tamper with metal base
- 1 single-spout portafilter
- 1 double-spout portafilter
- Customer digital user manual