ECM Puristika Single Boiler PID Espresso Coffee Machine with ECM C-Manuale 54 Grinder Bundle
ECM created the Purstika, a single boiler espresso machine for those seeking great coffee and nothing else. This designer machine excludes a steam wand, leaving more room for things that matter to your shot of espresso.
The C-Manuale 54 from ECM is one of the most powerful grinders on the market for its price-point, featuring a set of 54mm stainless steel burrs and a powerful 235 watt motor to put it ahead of the competition.
ECM Puristika Espresso Machine
The ECM Puristika is a single-boiler espresso machine that reimagines the relationship between home and barista. Super compact and eminently stylish, the Puristika features many of the same premium components and materials found in ECM’s flagship Synchronika like its PID controller and anthracite housing. In a first for ECM, the Puristika is an espresso-only machine with no steam or hot water capabilities. Its unique design features a multi-position glass water tank, allowing for more flexible placement on the counter. Its other distinguishing trait is the front-mounted expansion valve knob for easy adjustment of brew pressure.
Features and Benefits
With its espresso-only design, the Puristika has been outfitted with everything it needs to pull consistently excellent shots. Amazingly the Puristika is an E61 machine and the smallest of its kind we’ve ever seen. The ubiquitous group helps maintain consistent brew temperature thanks to the active circulation of hot water from the 0.75-liter stainless steel boiler. Combined with a PID controller which actively regulates the brew temperatures, the Puristika is incredibly stable and allows you to fine-tune conditions for your extractions.
Further refinement of your espresso can be achieved through the front-mounted brew pressure valve which can set the expansion valve between approximately 8.5 and 12 bar. Located opposite the gauge on the top left of the machine is the stylish brew pressure gauge which matches the knob with a cool navy blue face with white lettering.
Until you see it in person, it’s hard to overstate just how compact the Puristika is. At just 7.7” W x 13.7” D x 12.4” H, it edges out the Casa V as ECM’s single smallest espresso machine. That said, this was achieved by separating the 2-liter reservoir into a standalone component that connects to the back of the machine. The 4.75” diameter reservoir plumbs in with braided steel hoses and is made from beautiful crystal clear glass.
ECM C-Manuale 54 Coffee Grinder
The grinder is the single most important piece of equipment that accompanies an espresso machine and we can tell that ECM kept this in mind when they designed the C-Manuale 54 burr grinder. With a strong but quiet 235W motor and a set of 54mm stainless steel burrs, this grinder is all about value.
Features and Performance
You'll find the C-Manuale 54 is easy to set up and use. Grind adjustment is stepped, so you can easily dial in for a range of brew methods and return the adjustment collar to just the right spot when you feel like switching back. Owing to its name, the C-Manuale 54 manual grinds only, making it a stand-out option for those who want more control and don't want to bother with programming dosage. A nice finishing touch we noticed is the vented housing for greater airflow and cooler operation so your coffee beans aren't affected during the grinding process.
Why You Should Get It
All-in-all, the C-Manuale 54 stands out as a solid companion to any prosumer home espresso machine. The stepless grind adjustment means you have very fine control over your grind setting, which really helps when dialing in your espresso. The stainless steel housing adds some class and durability, as well.
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