Large steam boiler with total volume of 3.5ltr, water content approx. 2ltr. Standard temperature is set to 135 °C for long lasting steam power.
Heat exchanger in steam boiler pre-heats water flowing to the coffee boiler, thus decreasing possible temperature fluctuations in the coffee boiler.
Large coffee boiler with volume of 2.1ltr. The high volume has a stabilising effect on the brew temperature.
Heat neutral polymer dispersion block, no loss of heat, no baking on of oils and fats, remains clean longer.
Individual electronic temperature controller for each boiler, displays in full easy view.
Pre-infusion cylinder ensures slow infusion process with step-less build-up of pressure to full extraction mode. This allows a finer grind, creating more surface, so a higher yield in the cup, less chance of channelling, preventing fines to travel down. Even with the pump running from start a double-spring loaded piston absorbs first rising pressure on coffee to allow for a longer initial saturation of the puck.
Intuitive operation by lever. Group lever offers automatic and manual (extended) infusion.
Membrane type group screen, very nice dispersion, less coffee sucked up by discharge of pressure at end of extraction. Remains clean longer.
Shot timer, installed in full view, right next to group.
Two hot water temperatures under one switch: pulling toggle switch up gives boiling hot water, toggle down supplies a mix of cold and hot water. Temperature of the mix-water can be easily adjusted by changing the amount of added cold water.
Energy saving mix-water system. Some cold is added to the hot water, so less heated water is needed. This mix provides a steady, non-spattering stream with the correct temperature to prepare Americanos.
Energy saving Eco mode on each temperature controller, for nights and/or weekends.
Drip tray adjustable in height.
Stainless steel filter holders with KvdW design handles.
Wide choice in filter baskets, both sizes and types.
Heavily protected heating element (extra safety level probe, temperature cut-out switches).
Entire frame in stainless steel only, powder coated in crackle black.