For a single-boiler espresso machine, and one of the smallest products in the ECM line, the ECM Casa V manages to be one of the best semi-automatic machines you can get for under $1000. You'll find that many typically prosumer-exclusive features are borrowed in the Casa V. For instance, the brew pressure gauge, which lets you keep an eye on pressure while you brew and gives you a sense as to the quality of your shot. To this end, ECM has made sure that the overpressure valve is easily accessible for pump pressure adjustment, hiding it beneath the cup tray.
The 1200 watt heating element goes to work on the 0.4 liter brass boiler, heating the Casa V to brewing temperature in 5-7 minutes, or steam temperature in one minute.Just keep in mind that you can brew shot after shot but won't be hosting any big parties with a lot of milk based drinks. However, a home of one or two people will be very happy with it's performance. This is especially so, considering the articulating commercial style steam wand, packing a considerable amount of steam power and equipped with a two-hole steam tip for velvety milk foam.
- Ring Brew Group:
The ECM Casa V features ECM's ring brew group for a cafe quality espresso while saving space and allowing for an extremely short heat up time (about 5-7 minutes)
- Single Boiler:
The Casa V is a single boiler dual purpose machine. One boiler performs both espresso and steam functions.
- Professional Gauge:
The ECM Casa V features a professional gauge. It indicates pump pressure. It is a great feedback tool which let you better understand your machine and improve your final results.
- Vibratory Pump:
Quiet, reliable and delivering right pressure when needed. ECM's pump boost a great performance and also features a unique device to reduce back pressure from the boiler, thereby preventing blocks.
- Perfect Pressure:
Manual adjustment of the brewing pressure through an adjusting screw on top of the machine body. The individual setting according to the type of coffee, the grinding degree or your taste allows a perfect coffee result.
|Weight (pounds)||30.86 lbs|
|Boiler Type||Single Boiler|
|Boiler Capacity (litres)||0.4 L|
|Water Source||Built In Resevoir|
|Water Tank Capacity (litres)||2.8 L|
|Power Supply + Absorption||
Voltage (V) - 110/120 V
Wattage (W) - 1200 W