ECM Mechanika VI Slim Espresso Machine

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Renowned for coupling cutting-edge espresso engineering with artful and refined aesthetics, the ECM Mechanika VI Slim heat exchanger boasts a 3-way temperature switch and automatic pre-infusion to give you more control over your morning routine. The spiritual successor to the Mechanika V Slim does not disappoint!

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?

Big things indeed come in small packages; the Mechanika Slim VI sports a massive 2.2-liter stainless steel heat-exchange boiler with 1.6 bar steam pressure at its high end to produce a luscious microfoam for lattes. The VI Slim adds two features to offer the home barista more control:

3-Way Temperature Switch:
  • The middle default position (0)—199-204F
  • The lower position (I)—194-199F
  • The higher position (II)—204-210F
*Approximate temperature at the group head during extraction


Automatic Pre-Infusion
Pre-infusion helps with mitigating channeling issues and can help promote more even extraction. After lifting the brew lever, the VI Slim will release a small amount of water for several seconds at low pressure to saturate the puck, pause, and then the pump kicks on for full pressure. 

Why We Carry It?

The Mechanika VI slim is the perfect combination of brains, brawn, and beauty. For those not keen on stainless steel, check out the Heritage version. No other heat exchanger on the market comes packed with features combined with its small size and build quality.  For those who demand a lot from their machine,  desire a tactile daily ritual, and a mechanical experience that evokes the romantic history of espresso, the Mechanka VI Slim extends this tradition in spades. 

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: 3 L / 101 oz
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: Switch with preset temperatures
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: 1400 W
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
Plug Type: Standard 15 amp