LUCCA M58 Espresso Machine by Quick Mill
$2,595.00 – $3,490.00
Designed and manufactured by Quick Mill exclusively for Clive, the LUCCA M58 is a beautiful, commercial-quality, dual boiler espresso machine with an integrated shot timer.
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We have long admired the build quality and brewing performance of Quick Mill machines. They are unrivaled in the craft of bending and polishing stainless steel to a perfect sheen, which we first noticed on the Andreja Premium espresso machine. We took our dream list for an E61 machine to Quick Mill and asked if they could make it. The result is the LUCCA M58.
Boasting an integrated PID (the brains of the machine) and shot timer control, it’s possible to achieve exceptional shots that fall within the optimal extraction time and temperature without reaching for a timer or guessing your brew temperature. The display even shows tenth of a seconds for the real OCD types. The display itself also lends a subtle presence on the machine. Some of the common PID controllers have bright red digits that glare at you whenever the machine is on; a bit harsh. We asked for a white LED display that would show the temperature of the espresso and steam boilers, then finished off this modern feature with a round bezel. We love digital features balanced with analog, tactile elements.
We additionally asked Quick Mill to use multi-directional joystick steam and hot water valve controls. There’s something mechanical and old-school about opening these valves that reflects the best of the machine age. The same can be said of the angled and vented side panels that are topped with a chromed cup-rail. Also available are a variety hard wood side panels, made to order by a Portland craftsman and expertly installed by our in house technicians.
Internally, the LUCCA M58 is built with quality and high performance in mind. With a rotary pump, insulated dual boilers and an E61 brew group, the M58 allows you to steam silky smooth milk with its powerful steam wand while simultaneously extracting a great quality espresso shot. For those with the ability to plumb, the M58 features a direct-line in addition to a 3 liter water reservoir with a low water sensor.
The machine is supplied with both a double-spouted and a bottomless portafilter. The heavy duty handles are weighted to balance out the feel of the portafilter, and the tip is solid chromed brass. The one-piece drip tray has a smooth front edge and cool-touch sides. The machine comes with no-burn steam wand and hot water arms as standard.
- Double spouted commercial portafilter
- Bottomless commercial portafilter
- Double basket
- Triple basket
- Blind basket
- Cleaning brush
- Direct plumb kit
- 15 amp converter cord
- Two-year parts and labor provided by Clive Coffee
- One-year warranty against manufacturer defects for wood panels
- Included with the wood kit: 3 panels (right, left, rear), 1 bottomless portafilter with wood handle and chrome tip, 2 joystick wood knobs, 1 brew lever wood knob.
- T.E.A coated and insulated copper boilers, and all brass components are also manufactured with low lead.
- Vertically placed rotary pump (placed underneath motor)
- E61 group head
- Resettable hi-limit to protect the heating element
- PID controller for the group boiler (adjustable 1.0° celsius or fahrenheit)
- PID controller also controls the steam boiler temperature/pressure
- Integrated shot timer accurate to the tenth of a second
- Pump pressure gauge
- Steam pressure gauge
- Heating indicator lights
- No-burn, stainless steel steam and hot water arms
- Joystick steam and hot water valves
- 3 liter water reservoir with low water sensor
- 56oz stainless steel drip tray
- Direct connect option (braided water line included)
- 90" power cord (without converter cord)
The reservoir is the water tank an espresso machine pulls water from to fill its boilers. Having a reservoir means a machine can be more portable and work in homes where plumbing isn't an option.
Direct plumbing means you can hook a machine directly a water line and never have to worry about refilling your reservoir again. These machines also allow you to connect the drip tray to a drain so you don't have to make that tightrope walk to the sink.
E61 Group Head
The E61 group head was designed in 1961; the fact that it's still around speaks to its reliability. This style of group head allows for mechanical pre-infusion while also exuding romantic espresso machine style.
These machines are built from the ground up with the home barista in mind. They span a wide range of needs but what they all have in common is a focus on creating a great user experience in a footprint that will fit on your counter, and look great there too.
Dedicated temperature controlled boilers for brewing and steaming means both functions can happen simultaneously, with the additional advantage of fine tunability. Sour and bitter espresso flavors can be minimized by raising or lowering brew temperature, resulting in a smoother shot. Adjusting the temperature of the steam boiler can increase or decrease the amount of steam power to suit different drink size milk drinks.
The rotary vane pump offers whisper quiet performance just like your favorite cafe’s machine. This super robust design also allows plumb-ability.
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.
Switchable Water Source
A switchable machine is not limited to either a water reservoir or plumbing. Large water reservoirs are always available for portability, but the plumbing line is also included and switching the water source between them is a breeze.
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|
|Drip tray capacity||56oz|
|Drainable drip tray||Yes, drain kit included|
|Reservoir or plumbed||Both|
|Reservoir capacity||3 Liters/100 fl oz, makes approximately 25 beverages|
|Material||BPA free plastic|
|Low water shutoff||Yes|
|Steam and hot water wands|
|No burn (insulated)||Yes|
|Wand movement||Articulating, full rotation|
|Steam tip holes||2 and 4 hole included|
|Optional steam tips||Yes|
|Temperature control||PID, Gicar brand|
|Brew temperature adjustment||Individual degree|
|Steam boiler adjustment||Individual degree (control max steam power)|
|Display type||LCD, Fahrenheit or Celsius|
|Pre-infusion||Yes, and can be extended when plumbed in|
|Pressure gauges||2, pump pressure and steam boiler pressure|
|Cup warming tray|
|Cup rail removable||Yes|
|Materials||Chrome plated brass body, plastic handle with balancing chrome tip|
|Baskets included||Double basket holds up to 18 grams, Triple basket holds up to 22 grams, backflush disk for cleaning|
|Type||e61, lever activated|
|Maintenance||Urnex Full Circle or Cafiza backflush detergent|
|Material||TEA alloy plated brass inside and out, provides the clean taste and scale resistant benefits of stainless steel with no risk of corrosion|
|Brew boiler capacity||.75 liter/25.36oz|
|Steam boiler capacity||1.4 liter/47.4oz|
|Steam speed||6oz of milk in 25 seconds|
|Brew boiler watts||800|
|Steam boiler watts||1100|
|Max wattage||1100 in 15 amp mode, 1900 watts in switchable 20 amp mode|
|Boilers automatically fill||Yes|
|Heating element access||From the bottom|
|Insulated||Yes, velcro wrap|
|Pump type||Fluid-o-Tech brand, rotary vane|
|Recommended brew pressure||9 bar|
|Adjustable brew pressure||Yes, externally through side panel|
|Recommended application||Home or office|
|NSF certified for commercial use||No|