Faema E98 Compact S1.
Offered for sale is a commercial grade fully manual coffee machine which is suitable for home use.
The operation & quality of shot is identical to that of a professional commercial machine.
After a considerable period of trial & error I have adjusted the boiler pressure solenoid & brew head relief valve to produce the finest possible extraction.
It has a removable stainless steel water tank of 3.5 litre capacity & it plugs into a standard 10 amp power outlet. It also has a removable drip tray that holds 1 litre. These features enable the machine to be self sufficient & operate anywhere that domestic power is available. It is quickly movable, & importantly, it does not require hard plumbing. Topping up the water level is done by simply lifting the rear lid & tipping in the water. I use a 3 litre glass jug.
It is a serious machine that makes almost everything else look & feel inadequate. The power is unbelievable. It weighs 30kg. The boiler holds 2.5 litres. It is a copper built full commercial design that is the largest 10amp domestic capable unit available. Steaming milk for 2 regular cups takes 5 - 10 seconds - most other prosumer machines take 40 - 60 seconds.
There is a very effective boiler water level & a boiler pressure guage mounted on the recessed panel in clear view & all operational controls are located on the upper & lower front panels. Everything is large, heavy duty & designed to last.
The machine is constructed on a steel chasis & the body is made of heavy guage steel panels & stainless steel panels. Serviceable parts & indeed any parts at all are readily available.
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I purchased the machine brand new & I have the original box & packing materials. Included are the 2 factory provided portafilters (single & double spout), 2 baskets (single & double shot) & the original instruction & warranty manual (not a copy).
The condition is AS NEW. Please refer to the provided photographs for confirmation.
Being fully manual, & not volumetric, the shot can be accurately monitored & timed to correlate precisely to the coffee grind. It is currently tuned to a 15g basket producing a volume of approximately 30ml at a duration of between 25 & 30 seconds (depending on bean characteristics & humidity).
With a little practice & some patience, an inexperienced operator is capable of pulling a professional shot on this machine. I have been at it for a while & I regularly have friends report my shots as the best that they have had.
A conscientious service regimen of preventative maintenance has ensured a prevention of any mechanical deterioration. Major seals have been replaced with improved teflon components.
This machine would suit the discerning coffee connoisseur or professional barista who expects perfection at home.
Delivery is available if required - please enquire for a price.