ECMSpecial Edition Classika PID Espresso Machine
The Special Edition Clive Classika PID by ECM packs premium features and build quality to create cafe performance in one of the most compact footprints on the market. This edition includes: joystick steam control, powder coated white or black finish, matching ECM bottomless portafilter and a matching stainless steel tamper. In all, about $400 of included upgrades at a great price.
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Espresso purists and space constrained cappuccino lovers: rejoice! We worked with our friends at ECM to develop a custom and exclusive version of their time-tested Classika espresso machine. We’re thrilled with the result. The Clive Classika PID by ECM packs premium features and build quality, to create cafe performance in one of the most compact footprints on the market.
The timeless lever-actuated e61 group head, mirror polished (or black, or white) panels and upgraded steaming joystick are gorgeous, but this is so much more than a pretty face. Classika’s .75 liter stainless steel boiler is the same size as the brew boiler in the flagship ECM Synchronika, meaning nothing will be sacrificed in the cup. ECM’s patented e61 group head incorporates stainless steel internals and 9 pounds of chromed brass brings amazing temperature stability and mechanical pre-infusion to every shot. The cutting edge PID allows fine tuning of espresso flavors by individual degree temperature adjustment, and the built-in shot timer helps to dial in the grinder and improve shot consistency. When you find your favorite flavors, the machine holds your setting to within 1 degree.
The updated joystick has spring-like action which means steam power is instant on and off, so you can steam your milk to the perfect temperature every time. Flip the satisfying rocker switch to steam mode, and in one minute you’ll have ample steam power for your favorite milk drink. The stainless steel steam wand swivels fully on a ball joint, so you can accommodate multiple pitcher sizes and point the steam right where you want it.
The spotless internal layout and German engineering make it clear that the Classika is built to be long-lasting, with routine maintenance made as straightforward as possible. If it’s all about the flavor in the cup, and you don’t make a lot of back-to-back milk drinks, the Clive Classika is ready to take your coffee journey to new heights.
- ECM Double Spouted Portafilter
- ECM Bottomless Portafilter
- Single Basket
- Double Basket
- Triple Basket
- ECM Stainless Steel Tamper
- Backflush Blank
- Grouphead Brush
- Water Test Strip
- Two-year parts and labor provided by Clive Coffee
- Insulated steam and hot water arm
- PID-display to regulate the temperature of the coffee boiler
- PID-display shows the brewing time in seconds
- Boiler pressure gauge
- 'No-burn' steam wand
- Low water shut off
- Durable Stainless Steel Construction
- Wood accessory upgrade available
- Fitted with copper water tubing as opposed to teflon or other plastics
Single boiler espresso machines take significantly less time than most dual boilers and heat exchangers, in a more cost effective and compact footprint. Steaming milk requires waiting for the machine to heat up to steam mode. But single boilers can be a great fit for those that only drink straight espresso or only make occasional milk drinks.
Vibratory pumps are the most common design in compact espresso machines, because they’re durable, compact and economical. Although they’re a bit louder than rotary pumps, when adjusted to proper 9 bar brew pressure vibratory pumps offer comparable espresso quality.
PID Temperature Control
PIDs allow the most precise temperature adjustment and control of boilers by continuously calculating the amount of power needed to maintain the target temperature. They also allow more detailed information to be displayed to the user than digital temperature controlled systems.
Shot timers measure the brew time from the time the pump is activated. This information is extremely helpful for dialing in an espresso grinder to the ideal 25 second 1.5oz shot, and maintaining consistency.
Joystick Operated Steam/Hot Water
Joystick operated valves make steam and hot water dispensing instant on and off. Simply flick the steam valve when the milk has reached the optimum temperature, and the valve will spring closed. These non compression valves are a very durable and easy to maintain design that has been used in commercial equipment for decades.
|Drip Tray||Stainless steel|
|Drip Tray Cover||Stainless steel|
|Drainable Drip Tray||No|
|Reservoir or Plumbed||Reservoir|
|Capacity||3 Liters/100 fl oz|
|Material||BPA Free Plastic|
|Low Water Shutoff||Yes|
|No Burn (insulated)||Yes|
|Wand Movement||Articulating, full rotation|
|Steam Tip Holes||2|
|Optional Steam Tips||Yes|
|Temperature Control||PID, Gicar brand|
|Brew Temperature Adjustment||Individual degree|
|Display Type||LCD, Fahrenheit or Celsius|
|Pressure Gauges||1, Pump pressure|
|Cup warming tray|
|Materials||Chrome plated brass body, plastic handle with balancing chrome tip|
|Baskets Included||Double and triple|
|Tamper||Upgraded ECM stainless steel tamper included|
|Type||e61, lever activated|
|Maintenance||Urnex Full Circle or Cafiza backflush detergent|
|Boiler size||.75 liter/25.36oz|
|Boiler Automatically Fill||No|
|Insulated||Yes, velcro wrap|
|Recommended brew pressure||9 bar|
|Adjustable brew pressure||Yes|
|NSF Certified for Commercial Use||No|