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Elektra Micro Casa a Leva
Detailed Review Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2002
Author: Mark Prince
Machine Class: Spring Piston Lever Espresso Machine
Elektra Micro Casa a Leva
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I've been very fortunate in the past two months to get a chance to evaluate several machines I've always wanted to examine and use.

Two of those are machines are classified as lever machines: last month you saw my take on the La Pavoni Professional lever machine; this time around, it's a detailed look at the Elektra Micro Casa a Leva lever spring piston espresso machine.

"Stunning" is a word I've used a fair amount around this website, describing the looks of many of these beautiful, functional machines. But even the word stunning doesn't quite do justice to the Micro Casa a Leva.

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Elektra's styling for their machines. I like the look of the new-style Nivola a lot, and I consider the Elektra Belle Epoque to be the most beautiful commercial espresso machine you can buy today.

In fact I think we, the espresso cognoscenti, are very much blessed with the good fortune of having exquisite and beautiful machines that also can produce beautiful and exquisite espresso... not just from Elektra, but from a wide range of machine makers. Italians do have a flair for making the functional thing beautiful, and the Micro Casa is a good indicator of this.

There's also one other factor that comes into play with this machine. As stated, it's a spring piston lever machine. This, I believe, plays a crucial role in the quality of the espresso this machine can produce, and as you will see from the rest of this document, the espresso can possibly rival full commercial espresso machines because of that solitary element.

Our test unit is the polished brass and chrome unit complete with the optional storage box and second dome with the Mulino glass ornament (as well as the "stock" dome with brass eagle), in the 110V version.

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