(Updated 2019 August the 19th)
When we write about Faema we cannot fail to mention that it has been the first Italian company that introduced significant innovations in the world of Italian commercial espresso machines, still used in most of the coffee machine competitors.
Faema had its greatest success with the E61 model, introducing the concept of atmospheric pressure thanks to a volumetric pump, delivering water at a given pressure, allowing the best possible extraction of the water-soluble parts of ground coffee.
Today I write up about its natural evolution: the Faema E71 model (designed by Giugiaro), a mix of new variations and traditional innovations. The Faema E71 has launched by Mulmar and Faema in late 2016 and it was presented in April 2016 as a prototype at The London Coffee Festival. Just before going into details, I want to talk a little bit more about Mulmar.
Main Features of Faema E71
There are many new features in this model;
- first of all the possibility for the barista to work with each group both in a manual mode and in touchscreen mode;
- the manual lever allows the barista to control the pre-infusion and coffee extraction phase as he likes,
- the touchscreen mode allows to preset the desired extraction parameters and works to the fullest potential even in moments that require a faster speed of service.
Thanks to the GTI thermal system, each group works independently, setting the temperature and duration of each extraction!
The Smart Boiler improves the thermal stability of each water heater while maintaining high standards even at peak times.
In the Faema E71 the handle of the filter holder has been lengthened and redesigned in an ergonomic key and a new “cold touch” steam wand with insulating material has been introduced, to avoid burns and make cleaning easier after the milk has been purged; a “purge” function has also been added to eliminate the residuals of the previous extraction.
The cup preheating is wider and the work area has been lit with LED light. The side and back panels can be removed and customized as desired.
Another new feature of the Faema E71 is its ability to connect via wi-fi saving the logging in data in any devices. The machine can also connect directly via Bluetooth to the grinder, monitoring the grinding process in real-time.
This Italian commercial coffee machine is available in two or three groups; the capacity of the main boiler is 7 litres while the capacity for each boiler is 0.6 litres.
In this model is also provided with the ECO mode which can save up 40% of energy compared to the standard version.
In conclusion, this commercial machine has been designed for today’s barista, for the coffee professional that wants to experiment and keep up with the so-called “third wave of coffee”.
Have fun playing with the concept of “blooming” and “pre-infusion” while admiring its iconic grouphead and its beautiful design and you will not regret it!
The Faema E71 model is available in black and white: the Faema E71 two groups one is for sale from £9,000 and the three groups one is for sale from £11,000.
Faema E71 is perfect for the today’s barista and for the coffee specialist who wants to experiment and keep up with the so-called “third wave of coffee”.
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I am an Italian coffee lover that pushed for the love of this “amazing drug” decided to come to London to study about coffee and its different extraction procedures and tastes.