Elektra Micro Casa a Leva Review

Elektra Micro Casa a Leva
Overall Rating
93
Coffee Quality (40%)
95
Design & Features (20%)
92
Durability (20%)
95
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
95
The Bottom Line
A classic European espresso machine with an amazingly durable copper and brass design, the Microcasa a Leva is for the discerning, experienced espresso drinker who values both elite performance and classic design.
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Key Features of the Elektra Micro Casa a Leva

Key Features of Elektra Micro Casa a Leva

  • Commercial espresso machine
  • 61 oz boiler capacity
  • Heat exchange boiler system
  • Copper and brass design
  • Wood accents on lever and portafilter handle
  • Pressure gauge
  • Integrated frothing wand
  • User Guide: Click here
  • Dimensions: 10″W x 10″D x 22″H
  • Weight: 26 lbs
  • Watts: 800W

Elektra Micro Casa a Leva Overview

Forget the loud pump associated with other high-end espresso machines. The Micro Casa a Leva is powered by your own hand!

The Elektra Micro Casa a Leva is a Heat Exhanger (HX) espresso machine, which differs from your typical double boiler espresso machine.

A double boiler espresso machine has two separate boilers (surprise!):

  1. One for espresso
  2. One for steam

An HX espresso machine has a single boiler kept at steam temperatures. When hot water is needed to pull a shot, cool water is pulled from the reservoir and flash heated to the proper temperature.

It’s a more energy efficient and elegant way of temperature control.

For a great read on the differences between double boiler and heat exchange espresso machines, check out this thread.

Boasting striking copper and brass with soft wood accents, operating the Micro Casa a Leva generates all of the pressure you need to extract a world class shot through the lever-powered pumping action.

And no loud pump means a quieter espresso in the morning!

The only downsides of owning a copper espresso machine like those on this list — which give you a great “feel” while pulling a shot — is the manual cleaning required. Have a few towels ready to wipe down components as you go!

Pros
  • Exterior needs little maintenance
  • Huge 61 oz boiler capacity
  • Regulators maintain consistent temperature and pressure when using hand pump
Cons
  • Can be a little messy when in use
  • Shallow drip tray must be managed

Is the Elektra Micro Casa a Leva for you?

Is Elektra Micro Casa a Leva for you?

A classic European espresso machine with an amazingly durable copper and brass design, the Microcasa a Leva is for the discerning, experienced espresso drinker who values both elite performance and classic design.

Elektra Micro Casa a Leva Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Elektra Micro Casa a Leva!

Check out Elektra Micro Casa a Leva!

Elektra Micro Casa a Leva
A classic European espresso machine with an amazingly durable copper and brass design, the Microcasa a Leva is for the discerning, experienced espresso drinker who values both elite performance and classic design.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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