Elektra Verve Dual Boiler Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine 110V
The Verve is Elektra’s newest technologically innovative dual boiler espresso machine! Since the brand is hitting its 52nd year in the specialty coffee industry, it is the perfect time to bring out a machine that is digital, stunning in design, and certainly capable of making the best brews. The Elektra Verve features a PID, which allows you to program the temperature for both the brass coffee boiler and the stainless steel steam boiler. Futhermore, you will be able to control the PID as well as other parameters with your smartphone!
Even more, the Elektra Verve has a beautiful stainless steel body and fine wood on the side panels as well as the knobs and 58mm portafilter. Different wood options, including oak, ash, and mixed wood (at a higher price) will be available. Although the espresso machine is of semi-commercial grade, it is very suitable to use in your home espresso bar. Additionally, the Elektra Verve will work wonders in your restaurant, coffee shop, or office all thanks to its high levels of adaptability!
Are you actually interested in a similarly designed espresso machine with a heat exchange system instead? Then check out the Elektra T1 Sixties Deliziosa!
Please note that Elektra has decided to start with only one wood option As of August 12, 2020. Other wood options may be available in the future, but there are no expected time frames.
- Of course, this machine gets better! You can use the direct Wi-Fi connection on your smartphone for many different settings. To learn how to activate the Wi-Fi connection for iPhone and Android, view the instructions in the images on top!
- Use an app on your smartphone to control settings (brewing temperature, pre-infusion time) before the brewing process.
- NOTE: To get into Wi-Fi mode, the keylock needs to be turned on to the 3 o'clock position. To turn off Wi-Fi mode, stop the phone app, and get into brew mode, the key needs to be turned to the 12 o'clock position.
Please note that the phone app has to be closed AND the Wi-Fi connection has to be terminated before the espresso extraction can start. This means the phone app is not live time during the espresso extraction process.
- To point out a change in Elektra’s standard stainless steel design. The Elektra Verve has a stainless steel body with wooden side panels, knobs, and a portafilter.
- A rotary pump, dual scale pump pressure gauge/steam boiler pressure manometer, and a saturated brew group integrated coffee boiler.
- The unit consists of a high-volume stainless steel steam boiler managed by a pressurstat. The 4-hole steam tip helps froth milk faster and easier.
- Switchable – Can easily go from direct connect mode to 5-liter tank mode and vice versa.
- Open top water tank – For easy cleaning and water refilling. We do however recommend removing the water tank to fill it with water.
- Water softener – Already attached inside the reservoir.
- Portafilter – 1 58mm dual spout with wood handle.
- Filter baskets – 1-cup (~7g), 2-cup (~14g), & blind (for backflushing).
- Keys – For programming.
- Trip tray extender – For smaller espresso cups. Distance from the drip tray to the portafilter spout is ~4.25″. Distance from the extension to the portafilter spout is ~3.25″.
- Power plug – Detaches completely from the machine for long-term storage.
- Water line hose – For connecting to a direct water supply. Comes with fittings on both ends.
- Drain hose – For draining the drip tray.
|Portafilter size (mm)||
Coffee – 600, Steam – 1000
|Boiler capacity (liters)||
Coffee – 0.14, Steam – 1.6
|Tank capacity (liters)||
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General Espresso Machine Notes/Warnings:
- Upon first use: On the initial start-up (or after a long period of non-use), it is important to make sure the pump is actually removing water from the tank. When the machine is powered on, you will hear the pump running. After 5 seconds, squeeze the in-line hose in the tank (usually the longest hose, has a particle filter attached). if you hear a different sound, this means the pump is working correctly. If not, immediately power down the machine and contact us. For more information, visit this page General Manual Pump Priming.
- Electrical: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso machine which is not considered a manufacturer’s defect, please acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher. the lack of the recommended surge suppressor, the espresso machine can be damaged at the power switch, the electronics, the heating element, the pressurstat, or the wiring inside. For more information, visit this page Power Protection.
- Water: To increase the useful life of and not damage your espresso machine, please use softened water. Softened water is water without calcium and magnesium, but still has other minerals for espresso extraction. Do not use distilled water, purified water, or reverse osmosis water as these types of water create oxidation with the metals and cause the same damaging effects as limescale. For more information, visit this page Water Choice.
- Descaling: We do not recommend descaling unless there is an issue with the espresso machine. The reason is that too much descaling can eat away at the metals and gaskets inside an espresso machine. As a preventative measure, we recommend using softened water as explained in the bullet point above.
- Backflushing: This procedure of cleaning the grouphead will need to be performed from time to time. For more information, visit this page Espresso Machine Backflush – Why 50?