Refurbished Expobar Office Lever Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

By Expobar

Refurbished Expobar Office Lever Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

By Expobar

The Expobar Office Lever is a prosumer-grade espresso machine with a heat-exchange boiler. Expobar’s barista-focused attention to detail is readily apparent in the Lever’s traditional design elements and professional components such as the E61 group and adjustable brew pressure.


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Owning the Expobar Office Lever

The Expobar Office Lever is a compact, traditional-style heat-exchanger machine with commercial levels of strength. We think it’s a step up from the other Office machines, with its all-over use of stainless steel, as opposed to a combination plastic-stainless look, and the addition of pressure gauges. As a heat-exchanger, the Office Lever is capable of simultaneous brewing and steaming through Expobar’s reimagined E61 group head, which uses a thermosyphon throughout the brew circuit to ensure temperature stability, and an integrated concave pre-infusion chamber for evenly saturated extractions. We’re particularly fond of the brew pressure and boiler pressure gauges, which allow you to monitor each while pulling shots. Internally, the machines are made up of high-quality components, switches and controls, most notably the electronic boiler refill control, which acts as a brain of sorts, refilling the boiler each time it nears empty. To remove refills altogether, the Office Lever Plus model offers a plumbability option for even greater convenience.

Upon flicking the switch, the boiler will heat up to brew temp, as designated by both the indicator light and the pressure gauge reaching 1 bar. Raising the brew lever controls a valve in the brew group: up activates the pump and opens the valve to allow water to flow through the grounds; down opens a valve that relieves the water pressure from the coffee. The Expobar Office Lever is compact, and perfect for the serious home, office or small cafe barista. Also part of Expobar’s Office Line are the Control, which offers programmable volumetric brewing at the press of a button; the Pulser, which is similar in looks and operation to the Control sans programmable buttons; and the Office Lever Plus, which adds a plumbability option to all the great features the Office Lever already boasts.

Redesigned E-61 Group Head

A standard E-61 group constantly syphons water from the boiler to the group and back, but Expobar raised the bar by adding a pre-infusion chamber located above the shower screen. This innovative addition evenly distributes hot water over the grounds for a uniform saturation during pre-infusion and throughout the brewing process.

Heat-Exchange Boiler

The 1.7 L heat-exchanger boiler has an internal chamber that houses the brew water, while the steam is cordoned to the surrounding chamber, preventing them from coming into contact. This design heats the brew water and allows for simultaneous brewing and steaming.

Manually Adjustable Brew Pressure

For the explorative baristas, the Office Lever offers the ability to easily change its brew pressure by adjusting the OPV, or over pressure valve. This allows the user to experiment with various pressures on the hunt for that elusive perfect shot.

Boiler Pressure Controller & Gauges

This controller automatically senses drops in pressure within the boiler and kicks the heating element on, which is visually represented on the pressure gauges. These gauges also make it easier to tell when the Office Lever is up to temp and to monitor extraction parameters during brewing.

Specifications

Property Value
SKU EXLEVER-REF
Boiler Configuration Heat-Exchanger Preheated
Number of Boilers 1
Boiler Features Rapid Steam,Brew & Steam Simultaneously
Brew Boiler Heater Location Internal
Brew Boiler Material Copper
Brew Boiler Orientation Vertical
Brew Boiler Type Heat Exchanger
Brew Boiler Volume (Oz) 57
Three-Way Valve Manual
Brew Group Material Chrome Plated Brass
Capsule or Pod Friendly Pod Kit Available
Brew Group Type E61
Brew Boiler Wattage 1250
Recommended Application Home / Residential,Commercial
Display Type LEDs
Controls and Additional Features Low-Water Warning,Pressure Gauge(s),Steam Control
Pressure Gauges Steam Boiler
Type of Controls Lever
Cup Height (max, inches) 3.5
Cup Warmer Material Stainless Steel
Cup Warmer Size (L-in x W-in) 10x10
Cup Warmer Passively Heated
Drip Tray Capacity (oz) 20
Drip Tray Cover Material Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Material Stainless Steel
Portafilter Baskets Included Single,Double
Frame Material Stainless Steel
Dispensing Method Doser
Grinding Method Burr
Programmable Grinding Single
Housing Color Stainless Steel
Housing Material Stainless Steel
Recommended Water Filter No Filter Required
Rechargeable Water Softener Yes
Depth (Inches) 17.5
Height (Inches) 15
Weight (Lbs) 54
Width (Inches) 10.5
Hot Water Reheat Time (Typ. Seconds) 0
Hot Water Temperature (8oz, Deg. F) 195
Hot Water Time (8oz, Seconds) 13
Time to Steam 8oz of Milk (Seconds) 9
Sound Level while Brewing (dB) 60
Time to Heat (Minimum Seconds) 420
Time to Heat (Recommended Seconds) 900
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Portafilter Material Chrome Plated Brass
Number of Portafilters Included 1
Ground, E.S.E., Pod and Capsule Compatibility Ground Coffee
Portafilter Type Commercial Style
Portafilter Weight (lbs) 1
Adjustable Brew Pressure Yes
Pump Pressure (Max. Bar) 15
Pump Type Vibration Pump
Pump Wattage 41
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)
Watts 1428
Power Cord Length (inches) 40
Steam Boiler Type Single Boiler Dual-Use
Steam Wand Features No-Burn,Swappable Steam Tips
Steam Tip Hole Count 1
Steam Wand Material Metal
Steam Wand Movement Type Fully Articulated
Steam Wand Commercial Style
Steam Wand Usable Length 7.75
Water Reservoir Access Location Top
Water Reservoir Capacity 93
Water Reservoir Features Removable
Water Reservoir Material Plastic
Water Source Built-In Reservoir

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