Mentioned elektra espresso machine and the imagery that comes to your mind would be the big food service type of commercial espresso machines that are meant for the coffee shops and cafes. And, you are almost right as elektra core business is to cater to the commercial customers.
However, for this article we would be discussing about the Elektra Micro Casa a Leva, it is a lever spring piston elektra espresso machine. It is still a commercial espresso machines but perhaps if you are wealthy enough to invest in your coffee hobby, this is a machine that maybe can fit into your house kitchen.
This elektra espresso machine allows you to pull a shot, and is very similar to La pavoni espresso machine, it has the exquisite look and feel and is a very hands on machine.
It is a spring piston lever machine and it is this spring piston lever that makes or breaks your espresso. Some coffee gurus says that the apt use of the spring piston lever allows one to pull a better espresso than any commercial automatic espresso machines in the market.
Of course, the term here is the "apt use" and if you are someone that loves coffee but hate reading instruction manuals and would not want any theatrics to go with your coffee, then stick to single serve coffee maker, which you would find a section dedicated to it in this site.
A lever machine requires much more care and attention to your coffee than the semi-automatic like the Rancilio Silvia or Gaggia classic. So, you must be someone that wants (I should use the term "love") grinding, tamping and dosing your own coffee ground if you want to own a Elektra Micro Casa a Leva.
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If you asked me whether this elektra espresso machine is complicated to use, it is actually not so. It is more of the art of perfecting the use of it. You would use it as per any other automatic espresso machine, turning it on, heating it up. Then loading the filter basket, tamping it hard and loading the portafilter into the grouphead.
The main difference is you would push the lever down (manual says to be very slow and steady), this is to load the internal spring.
Then you wait for approximately 10 seconds until you see dribbles of brew coming out of the spouts. When that happens, you release the lever. If you are making a single shot, pull the lever all the way, if it is double, pull 2/3, grip the lever then push it down again to bring more water into the brewing chamber.
That is all, nothing complicated about this Elektra espresso machine, but perfecting the use of it, might require some time, so if you are into "espresso", this is a model that you might consider taking...
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OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
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Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).
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