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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 2:37pm
Subject: A new wall-mount, lever espresso machine? Strietman?
 

Saw this today on Gizmodo.

Strietman ES3 Lever Espresso Machine

It's a direct lever system, Euro power only at the moment, and well... it looks really cool at first thought, but upon closer inspection, seems quite janky to me... and it's all about the lever. Look at how it is designed, how it pushes through the whole open boiler? The angle of the arm. The fittings. Just visually, it doesn't seem like it would stand up to years of use.

But this is all on a first glance. What do you folks think?

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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 2:45pm
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I've seen a couple of early test videos, and it looks very interesting.  Also not sure how sturdy a design this is, so I do have questions about longevity.

Sure looks pretty though, and if you mount it on the wall even non-functional it would start some conversations.
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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 3:20pm
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Cool looking, though can't help but think if you end up getting squirts on your wall lol
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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 4:29pm
Subject: Re: A new wall-mount, lever espresso machine? Strietman?
 

Also of note the Streiman machines have been lightly covered over at H-B since 2011.  Not much coverage, but a little bit.

There has been an ES1 & ES2 model also along the development trail.
ES1:
Click Here (www.home-barista.com)
ES2:
Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

I found a demo of the ES2:
http://vimeo.com/42151006

They've been working on this platform for a little while, so hopefully they are making advancements in their design.  It's certainly simple in appearance and operation.


CMIN Said:

Cool looking, though can't help but think if you end up getting squirts on your wall lol

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That's called modern cafe art!  Increase the value of your wall with a little spritzing of espresso.
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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 4:41pm
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DanoM Said:

Also of note the Streiman machines have been lightly covered over at H-B since 2011.  Not much coverage, but a little bit.

There has been an ES1 & ES2 model also along the development trail.
ES1:
Click Here (www.home-barista.com)
ES2:
Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

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Good stuff.

Hopefully we'll be able to continue some discussion here on CG as well. I'd prefer if this didn't happen. ;)

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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 4:46pm
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DanoM Said:

I found a demo of the ES2:
http://vimeo.com/42151006

They've been working on this platform for a little while, so hopefully they are making advancements in their design.  It's certainly simple in appearance and operation.

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The thing I think I like the most about this machine (in the vimeo vid) is the super sleek chopped portafilter design. It's not really practical (are you going to tamp 30lbs with the bottom of the actual filter basket sitting on your table / bench / messy work area?) but sure does look super sweet.

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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 4:52pm
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I guess these were for sale for a while (the ES2 version at least). I found this blog post entry via google search.


Nwahli's ES2

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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 4:58pm
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The open kettle design was the first thing that I noticed.  Since the La Peppina was my first lever espresso machine, I have a certain fondness for the simplicity and thermal stability of an open kettle design.  Tamping with the filter basket resting on your tamping surface doesn't bother me too much, I use a hockey puck to tamp on and either tamp the coffee in the basket or in the naked portafilter, either way I make sure that the hockey puck is cleaned off beforehand.

 
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 12:35pm
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I've had one for a couple of years, so they hold up! Nothing structural on it that isn't made out of aluminum, SS, brass or wood. Wouter is clearly committed to this project since he's taken some suggestions to heart and continually improved the machine. For example, changing the dispersion screen and upgrading the temperature stability on the ES3 model - not to mention the nice new mount.

I love mine (have a big thread on HB about it). Took some getting used to, the entire prep is done with the basket in hand rather than in the portafilter. Yes, you have to tamp with it on the table, but your table doesn't have to be dirty. It's a simple, stripped down espresso basics machine. The simplicity and structural beauty remind me of certain other classic product designs as well. Of course, it's not for everyone ;).
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 2:04pm
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Mark, some of us lever geeks have been following Wouter's machine since the beginning. He seems like a very nice guy, totally committed, and obviously his design in many ways is a tribute to the classic "kettle" style machines such as the Arrarex Caravel.
I'd guess it's well over 2, towards 3 years he's been refining this machine, though I have no doubt the machine BostonBuzz proudly owns produces coffee every bit as good as the newest iteration.

I believe the retail is around $1700.

 
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