ASCASO I-MINI FLAT BURR ESPRESSO COFFEE GRINDER
The smallest of Ascaso’s coffee grinders, designed and created to be the perfect match for Ascaso home model espresso machines. Its size does not compromise its professional features, being a good option not only for home but for small professional establishments that work with different varieties of coffee (regular and decaffeinated) The Ascaso I-Mini Flat Burr offers high quality grinds in an compact package! Ascaso keeps the design simple on the I-Mini, making the grind quality at the forefront of its design and easily accessible for any home barista. 54mm flat steel burrs and a stepless adjustments ensures precise and speedy grinding. It’s sturdy aluminum body and petite proportions, the I-mini is a great addition for any counter top!
WOOD LID AND REGULATION HANDLE OPTIONAL
54 MM FLATBURR
These tempered steel burrs are housed in a solid brass burr holder, producing consistent grinds.
STEEOLESS GRINDING ADJUSTMENT
The micrometric stepless adjustment system allows near-infinite settings for your coffee, making the I-mini very well-suited for fine-tuning espresso shots.
Features a coffee chute which funnels the freshly ground coffee from the grinding chamber directly into a portafilter for your espresso machine or into a coffee filter for drip coffee.
A sturdy aluminum body not only helps the grinder rust-resistant, but also keeps it light. After preliminary polishing, Ascaso treats the machine with a high-quality varnish (the same coating as used in Formula 1 and on boats).
UNBREAKABLE BEAN HOPPER
Made of clear shatter resistant plastic and topped with a fitted, plastic lid. This hopper holds 250g of coffee beans (about 1/2 lb) depending on bean size. Also features a finger guard to prevent accidents.
Standing at only 13″ tall and less than 5″ wide, the I-1 Mini offers ample room on anyone’s counter top!
One important and often overlooked task required of owning a good coffee grinder is routine cleaning. To clean, just remove the coffee bean hopper and cover to expose the grinding chamber. All their components are designed for a great durability and low maintenance.
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STEEL An industrial look for the home
State of the Art
With Dual electronic PID controllers comes the ability to adjust and set your espresso machines brewing temperatures to be stable and offer plenty of steam pressure precisely at the flick of a button. These temperatures are held very stable by the using thermo block technology for faster heat up times and a dryer, more consistently on demand steam pressure. Couple this with an adjustable Over Pressure Valve (OPV) and your brewing espressos like the professional, capable of creating pressures upwards of 20 bars
Pump pressure:After a few years the pump may loose its power and that can easily be rectified by adjusting the OPV
Industry Standards in Espresso Brewing
Cafe’s have long been brewing with 58mm size filter baskets. The Ascaso Steel DUO PID Coffee Machine includes this size in filter baskets that matches the ideal ratio for the perfect espresso brewing at home. Control your steaming and not get burnt with a double walled, cool to touch steam wand. Automated brew functions then let you choose from a single to double espresso brewing automatically and a Stand-by option for when you need it ready when you are.
Ideal for: Home Espresso and Latte Drinkers. 1 -10 cups a day.
ASCASO STEEL DUO PID COFFEE MACHINE FEATURES
Full Control over the Temperatures — Using separate PID controls for brewing and steaming goes along way to temperature stability and control. Set it up once and enjoying the benefits.
Brew and Steam at the same time — Thermo blocks provide a much faster and reliable delivery of temperatures to where you need it. With no boiler to rely on, you can steam and brew with ease.
Automatic Brewing Functions — Brew endless cups of consistent coffee with volumized automatic, stainless steel brewing switches.
360º Cool to touch steam wand — No more burns. Steam with confidence and have the focus you need without worrying about the heat.
Cup warmer — Heats your mugs to comfortably warm temperature.
Thermo block Stand-by mode — Keeps the thermo block running on energy saving till you need to brew again. Thermo blocks bring much more energy efficient than keeping a boiler of water heated.
Less limescale build-up. Stainless steel circuit reduces limescale build-up.
Unlimited steam.Constant pressure. No damage to the heating element caused by low water levels.
All Steel range.
Ø60 mm professional group.
5 professional filters standard (2 traditional, 2 pressurized, 1 monodose E.S.E.)
Volumetric coffee (Dose control) based on water/coffee ratio
Two options: Small or large coffee
Non burn single hole steam wand
All Steel range. Stainless steel. Multidirectional 360°. Heat-resistant. Easy to clean.
Along with the PID temperature control, this enables complete control of the machine.
FULLY INDEPENDENT ELECTRONIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL
The traditional boiler and bimetal thermostats offered a deviation value of up to +/-5°C.
With electronic management, the amount of water entering the group is based on the machine’s temperature (not on the amount of water inside, as in the case of the boiler), by changing the pump activation frequency, thereby always producing dry steam.
The steam pressure in the first 10 seconds is superior with the boiler system but, as no water is added, that pressure runs out over time. With Thermoblock, the pressure is continuous and unlimited.
The boiler system is much less reliable in terms of element durability. Lack of water causes the system to ‘struggle’ when using steam services. Additionally, in the boiler system, use of a steam service requires the user to fill the boiler manually afterwards.