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Expobar Office Leva

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Expobar Office Leva review: specs and price

Expobar Office Leva
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Expobar Office Leva

Why is Expobar Office Leva better than the average?

  • Water tank capacity
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    2.75lvs1.82l
  • Boiler size
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    1.5lvs1.14l
  • Volume
    46322cm³vs88304.15cm³

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Keurig K-Elite

2.99kg

22kg

2.thickness
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Best

Capresso Café

203.2mm

460mm

3.height
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Best

Gaggia New Espresso

275mm

380mm

4.Uses ground coffee
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Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.

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5.volume
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Best

Capresso EC50

14004.28cm³

46322cm³

6.width
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Best

Capresso EC50

184.15mm

265mm

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
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It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.

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2.Has a pressure gauge
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One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.

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3.Has a 58mm portafilter
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A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.

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4.Has cup warmer
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With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.

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5.Has an integrated grinder
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The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.

For example

Breville Barista Express

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6.Has a steam wand
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It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.

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Water source

1.Water tank is transparent
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With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.

For example

Keurig K-Elite

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2.Has a hot water outlet
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A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

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3.Has a removable water tank
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The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.

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4.water tank capacity
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With a larger water tank you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

La Marzocco GS3

3.5l

2.75l

5.Has integrated filter
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An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

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6.boiler size
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A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

Rocket Espresso Professionale

1.8l

1.5l

Maintenance

1.Indicates when drip tray is full
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With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.

For example

Delonghi EC 850.M

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2.Has dry puck feature
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At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.

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3.Has cleaning alert
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The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.

For example

Breville Infuser

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4.Prevents overheating
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It has an internal fuse/thermal sensors which prevents the machine from overheating.

For example

Krups XP5240

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Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
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A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.

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2.Can brew and steam simultaneously
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With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.

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3.Has a pre-infusion function
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With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.

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4.programmable buttons
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These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.

Best

Keurig K-Elite

10

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5.Has a shot timer
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The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.

For example

La Marzocco GS3

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