I knew when I received my test model of the Andreja I was going to like it. Sounds like the start of a dime store detective novel, right? It's a bad cliche. But it's true...
The Andreja has all the earmarks of quality, but I am talking about the ones that count ... the essential components needed to make great espresso, effortlessly. It has tons of power with a Ulka 52 watt vibratory pump. It has the E-61 brew head. It has separate guages for boiler pressure and group head pressure (so you can really see the force pushing through your coffee).
It's a compact commercial-quality espresso machine perfect for use in the home, made in Italy by Quick Mill who has been doing this since 1945. A quick tour of their web site will give you an idea of what they do and take a good look at their image of the Andreja there too. Why? Because it's different. What we offer here is an upgraded version, technically this is the Andreja Premium with commercial steam wands, commercial shutoff knobs, and most importantly dual guages for both boiler and brew head pressure. It's a nice solid chunk of #304 Stainless Steel. For our full review - check out our Andreja Details Page. Machine drop ships from our supplier.
UPDATE -2011 New Features:
Custom Made Knobs
Hinged Cover -No need to remove cup warmer to refill water tank
Easy Access Expansion Valve -No need to remove the shell to adjust
Easy Access Boiler Drain
Three Position Switch (left-water fill, center-off, right-power on)
This espresso machine contains a brass boiler. Brass is made with lead and so the espresso machine will ship with this warning label: Proposition 65 Warning: Consuming beverages that have been prepared in this espresso machine will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.
|Boiler Type||Copper Heat Exchange Single Boiler|
|Reservoir Size||3 L|
|Portafilter Size||58 mm|
|Height/Width/Depth||16"H x 11.5"W x 17.5"D|
|Case Material||304 Stainless Steel|
|Pros||Heat-exchange boiler, nice looking|
|Cons||Pump can be a bit noisy|
|Warranty||1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty|