ECM Mechanika VI Slim Espresso Machine - Heritage Version

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ECM kicks off 2023 with their aesthetic game turned up to eleven. Our favorite espresso engineers are back at it again with the luxe version of their new and improved Mechanika VI Slim, flaunting a soft-grey anthracite housing, satin-finished stainless steel front panel, and copper touchpoints, all while maintaining a compact footprint.

What you will need

Burr Grinder
Precision Scale (in grams)
Tamping Mat
Frothing Pitcher (for milk drinks)
Soft water (75-150ppm)

30-day love it guarantee

Home espresso is a big investment. We want to make sure that you are 100% in love with your new setup. You have 30 days to return your machine to us without risk. While we can't pay for the shipping on the way back if you change your mind (we absolutely will if there is a problem), we can make the rest of the process as easy as possible.

Shipping & returns

Free shipping on orders over $75. To be eligible for free shipping, the final order amount, after applying any discounts, including rewards points, must exceed $75.

Returns are accepted up to 30 days from the date the order was delivered. Smallware items must be unused. Parts are non-returnable. Open Box, Like New, and Factory Blem items are also non-returnable.

And if you end up needing warranty, we're here to help.

Need to Know

What Is it? 

The ECM Mechanika VI Slim is a heat exchanger espresso machine with a large 1.9-liter steam boiler, an E61 group head, a quiet vibratory pump, and an internal 3-liter water reservoir. The VI Slim improves upon its predecessor, the V Slim, by adding some additional control features such as: 

  • 3-Way Temperature Switch 
  • Automatic Pre-Infusion 
  • ECO Mode

Who Is It For? 

Those who want a more tactile feel to their morning coffee routine yet want a little bit more temperature control than a traditional heat exchange machine. The three-way temperature switch allows you to cycle between three pre-set boiler temperatures, so dialing in your machine for different roast levels is a breeze. Are you tight on counter space but still need a machine with impeccable build quality and beauty that can knock a few lattes out back to back without skipping a beat? You’re looking at the right machine. The Mechanika evokes the long tradition of espresso making, and the Heritage version is a monument to that craft. 

Why Do We Carry It?

We love it when manufacturers blend modern technology with traditional craftsmanship, and ECM not only strikes this balance but elevates it with their renowned engineering and internal build quality. Whether you’re into straight-shots or steaming a few flat whites in the morning, you’re going to do it with precision and style. 

What's Included

  • Stainless steel 58mm tamper
  • Single spouted portafilter
  • Double spouted portafilter
  • Single basket
  • Double basket
  • Blind basket
  • Two-hole steam tip
  • Cleaning brush
  • Home Barista Starter Kit (courtesy of Clive)
  • Coffee School: Intro to Espresso (courtesy of Clive)
  • 3-year parts and labor warranty provided by Clive Coffee


  • Heat exchanger
  • E61 brew-group
  • Vibration pump
  • 3-way temperature switch
  • ECO mode
  • Automatic pre-infusion
  • Boiler and pump pressure gauges
  • No-burn, insulated steam wand
  • Rotary valve knobs
  • Removable drip tray
  • Removable cup warming tray
  • Boiler: Stainless steel, 2.2L
  • Reservoir: 2.8L

Tech Specs

Height: 15.5 in (13.75 in with cup rail removed)
Width: 9.8 in
Depth: 17.5 in
Weight: 44.5 lbs
Material: Stainless steel
Drip Tray: Stainless steel
Drip Tray Cover: Stainless steel
Drainable Drip Tray: No
Water Reservoir
Reservoir or Plumbed: Reservoir
Capacity: 3L
Material: BPA free plastic
Removable: Yes
Low Water Shutoff: Yes
Steam Wand
Material: Stainless steel
No Burn (Insulated): Yes
Wand Movement: Articulating, full rotation
Optional Steam Tips: Yes
Temperature: Pressurestat
Brew Temperature Adjustment: Yes
Steam Boiler Adjustment: Yes
Display Type: 3-way switch
Display Can Be Disabled: N/A
Integrated Shot Timer: No
Built-In On/Off Timer: No
Display Cleaning Reminder: No
Pre-Infusion: Automatic ON/OFF
Flow Profiling: Available with LUCCA Flow Control
Volumetric Dosing: No
Pressure Gauges: 2, pump pressure and steam boiler pressure
Cup Warming Tray
Material: Stainless steel
Portafilters & Tampers
Materials: Chrome plated brass, bakelite handle, counter-balanced chrome tip
Type: Commercial 58 mm
Portafilters Included: 2 (single and double spouted)
Baskets Included: Single, double, and backflush disk for cleaning
Tamper Included: Yes
Group Head
Type: E61, lever activated
Maintenance: Urnex Full Circle or Cafiza backflush detergent
Material: Stainless steel
Steam Boiler Size: 1.9L
Warm-Up Time: 20 minutes
Steam Boiler Power: 1400W
Boilers Automatically Fill: Yes
Insulated: Yes
Pump Type: Vibratory
Recommended Brew Pressure: 9 bar
Adjustable Brew Pressure: Yes
Clive Warranty: 3 year
Other Details
Recommended Application: Home or office
Commercial Certifications: No
Plug Type: Standard 15 amp