ECM's Technika IV Profi Espresso Machine has achieved the rare commodity of seamlessly combining form and function. From the outside, you'll be drawn to the curved stainless steel housing, front-mounted pressure gauges, and custom grouphead, but it is what you're not seeing that rounds out the entire package. The commercial grade internal components were selected by German engineers at ECM for superior performance and build quality.Before getting into the internals of the machine, the housing and frame deserve a special mention. Made of curved stainless steel, the machine is gorgeous to look at, but it's important to note that the frame is actually one solid piece. To save money, some companies will weld the drip tray onto the body of their machine. Not content with cutting corners, ECM has actually built the drip tray as part of the frame, making it far more durable. Additionally, the body of the machine has been designed to absorb noise produced by the internal components, which, when coupled with the much quieter rotary pump, results in a near-silent brewing process. With regard to brewing, the machine uses a 2.1 liter stainless steel, heat exchange boiler and the aforementioned rotary pump. Stainless steel is known for its heat retention and ability to resist corrosion. The heat exchanger allows you to brew and steam at the same time. Similar to the design of commercial machines, the boiler is mounted horizontally by a solid bracket to protect it from from shifting during shipping. The boiler is heated by a 1400 watt heating element and the pump is monitored by a Sirai pressurestat. Temperature stability is promoted throughout the machine, not only by the boiler but by the E61 group head and chrome plated brass portafilters as well. The Technika IV Profi comes with both a single and double spouted portafilter, each has been designed with weighted handles to ensure that they remain balanced in your hand. If you're looking to make the machine a more permanent fixture in your kitchen, it can connected to a water line, eliminating the need to refill. This is made easier by the fact the the flow is controlled by a valve, located on the bottom of the machine, allowing you to manually switch from one water source to the other. Remember, even if you opt out of plumbing the machine, the water reservoir still holds 3 liters of water.
- E61 Group Head
The ECM Technika IV features the extremely well known and widely used E61 group head.
- Heat Exchanging Boiler
A sizable 2.1 liter, stainless steel boiler features a heat exchanger, which allows for simultaneous coffee brewing and milk frothing.
- Professional Gauges
The ECM Technika IV features two professional gauges. First indicates pump pressure, whereas second displays boiler pressure. Both are a great feedback tool which let you better understand your machine and improve your final results.
- Rotary Pump
The ECM Technika IV Profi features a rotary pump which is whisper quiet, delivers even pressure, easily adjustable and more durable.
- 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.
- High-End Pressurestat
The Technika IV Profi now comes standard with an extremely precise and durable Sirai pressurestat.
- Water Sensor
Level control cuts the power circuit if water is low, with a microprocessor that automatically controls the level of the water tank and boiler. A low water level warning will tell you when you need to refill. Please note: for proper operation it is a must to use water with mineral content.
- Large Drip Tray
Drip tray with even more capacity and more space - even for big cups. Creates more convenience for coffee preparation avoiding annoying spillings on the countertop.
- Barista Feeling
The new chromed filter holder is a real highlight in design and material. The ergonomic and weight-balanced shape improves handiness and comfort.
- Joystick Style Knobs
This is the latest trend in the industry. Instead of using taps that have to be turned on and off the Technika IV Profi features the instant on/instant off Joystick style wands. These are also nice because they cannot be over tightened.
- Stainless Steel Housing
The ECM Technika IV is housed in a highly durable and very beautiful AISI 304 stainless steel case.
The Technika espresso machine comes with a single and double portafilter, a single and double shot baskets, a tamper and a set of manuals.
|Width (millimeters)||325 mm*|
|Depth (millimeters)||475 mm*|
|Height (millimeters)||390 mm*|
|Weight (kilograms)||23.5 kg|
|Boiler Capacity (litres)||2.1 L|
|Water Tank Capacity (litres)||3.0 L|
|Power Supply + Absorption||
Wattage (W) - 1400 W
Voltage (V) - 110-120 V
|Drip Tray Capacity (ounces)||32.0 oz|
|Brew Group Size (millimeters)||58 mm|