Solis Home Espresso Equipment
Solis is a unique coffee equipment provider because they operate their own manufacturing facility in Switzerland where the company is based. This may sound obvious, but in fact most brands are not made by the company whose name appears on the final product ...many are not even designed and engineered by the company of the brand name.
Rumors of high-quality, great results, and long-term dependability from Solis-owners attracted me to this brand. Having tested them, I too am a believer. Their product line is simple, straightforward, and easy to use. It is not over-designed or sheathed in a stainless steel wrapper to give it a slick look. And yet it has the high-end internal componentry of equipment that costs much more ...
The Simplicity of the Master 5000 Control Panel. Anyone can make perfect coffee with this machine! Press one button, and a single, freshly-ground, freshly brewed cup of coffee is made.
This machine excels at brewing single cups of coffee between 5-8 oz. The cup has extraordinary body, a rich tan crema on the surface, called a Cafe Suisse or Cafe Crema in Northern Europe. The machine will inform you by a light on the front panel if the 3 bins are full or need filling: the water resevoir, the bean hopper, or the used coffee cake collector. But we have found for using the Master 5000 in our shop that all the bins are of adequate size that they do not demand much attention. This machine is made to turn on in the morning, make cup after cup of excellent espresso or coffee all day long, and turn off at night...
Master 5000 grinds your fresh roasted whole beans, doses, tamps, and extracts
perfect espresso, complete with an excellent crema. And it does it all with the
push of a single button. For this reason, the master 5000 is the ultimate shared/office/company-kitchen
machine. The front panel dial allows the user to select the coffee strength for
each cup. A fully adjustable steam wand froths and steams milk for a perfect cappuccino,
latte or hot chocolate.
This fully automatic espresso machine also incorporates a number of very practical advantages: half gallon water reservoir is accessible from above; the height adjustable dispensing head is ideal for large and small cups; and the quiet and adjustable grinder ensures the retention of the aroma and flavor of the freshly ground beans.
We tested this machine at our warehouse, and we have found that it was especially good at making full-bodied coffee with a crema on the top, called Cafe Suisse or Cafe Crema. The espresso is good, especially the tall (lungo) espresso. But it is this slightly larger drink, 6 oz. in size with a think tan crema on the surface and rich buttery body, that has won us over, especially brewed with fresh-roasted Ethiopian Harar, or Indonesians like Sumatra, Sulwesi and Java. This machine will not make a very short espresso, and if you really want to control the drink, you need to use a semi-auto machine, not a fully automatic one. But for one button convenience, this machine is hard to beat. One Year Warranty. Dimensions are 13.5 " x 15" x 14 " (l x h x d)
Details of the Solis Master 5000 Super Automatic: (pitctured below: Anthracite Model)