This Elektra Nivola semiautomatic espresso machine makes an interesting visual contrast. It comes in a modern looking glossy red made into a nostalgic retro shape. It comes complete with a plexiglass dome over a heated cup storage shelf that covers the water tank, and warms the espresso cups - like a professional espresso machine. The grids on the espresso machine are made of corrosion resistant stainless steel.
As mentioned, this "futuristic-retro" semiautomatic espresso machine features a heated cup storage platform that is similar to those in professional machines. The espresso machine will not allow extraction until the water is hot enough to prepare excellent espresso. Similarly, the espresso machine will ensure that the steam pressure is sufficiently high before it allows frothing - this guarantees a high-quality froth made with dry heat.
And when the water tank is empty, this espresso machine will give a warning, and will go into "standby" until you've added water. This protects your espresso machine. Adding water to the Electra Nivola is easy. Simply raise the cup-heating grid plate on your Electra Nivola espresso machine, and pour water into the tank.
Making high quality espresso with a real espresso machine requires compacting the espresso with a real coffee tamper. While some espresso machines come with an inexpensive coffee tamper, these don't really give the kind of tamping that results in a high quality extraction. We do carry a large selection of attractive heavyweight coffee tampers. Not only will getting one of these coffee tampers give you higher quality, and more consistent results, but they will add to the look of your home espresso bar.
And if you'll be serving espresso, you should serve it in real espresso cups. A coffee cup will pull the heat from your espresso too quickly because of its size, and because of its area, you will lose most of the crema. Most of the crema will stick to the inner surface of a large coffee cup. So take a look at our large selection of espresso cups. And to complete the service of quality espresso, you should also take a look at our large selection of high quality demitasse spoons. It's a nice touch to match the look of your demitasse spoons to your home decor. We have a wide range of designs in spoons from baroque to classical to modern. All are high quality 18/10 stainless steel.