The lever coffee machine accessories are an added value for the extraction of a perfectly balanced espresso.
So, it is very important to know the complimentary accessories while choosing one of our models, otherwise you’ll be forced to buy them later.
Coffee is a sort of alchemy between the coffee machine and the bar tender. The result, however, does not depend only on these elements
The extraction of coffee is made by many little stages that require experience, dexterity, precision, and the right accessories.
But what should you pay attention to while choosing accessories?
What are the items that cannot be missing when using a coffee machine?
To answer these questions, we must think how a coffee machine works:
- the water in the boiler is heated,
- insert the suitable filter into the filter holder: choose between pods or powder,
- the powder must be carefully dosed while filling the filter,
- press the coffee powder before putting the filter holder into the arm,
- pull down the lever.
Et voilà, the espresso is ready.
Have you thought about what accessory is needed in each of these stages?
It is necessary to use a funnel to pour the water into the boiler, so that the machine does not get wet.
According to the number of coffees you want to extract, you will need a filter for one or two cups.
Do you prefer pods? Then you must use the filter for pods.
In order not to unbalance the flavour of the coffee, the blend must be carefully dosed. And for this you need the coffee measuring cup.
Pressing is important to have an espresso with a more balanced flavour. Therefore, the tamper or pressino, is essential.
Let’s see what the Pontevecchio lever coffee machine accessories are.
The accessories supplied with Pontevecchio lever machines
When you buy a professional coffee machine for home or for your business, the desire is to have a high-quality espresso, to be enjoyed at any time.
There are many coffee machines on the market and, in addition to their characteristics, it is also necessary to know their supplied accessories.
Otherwise, you will be forced to buy them later, increasing you spending.
We, at Pontevecchio, are true coffee lovers, and we know every stage of the extraction. For this reason, we provide our customers with all the accessories for the lever coffee machine essential for an optimal extraction process.
With our lever coffee machines Export and Lusso I model, we also provide you with: 1 one-cup filter, 1 two-cup filter, 1 pod filter, 1 coffee measuring cup, 1 temper and 1 funnel.
With our lever coffee machine Lusso two groups model, we provide you with: 2 one-cup filters, 2 two-cup filters, 2 pod filters, 1 coffee measuring cup, 1 tamper and 1 funnel.
The one-cup filter is an essential accessory for the preparation of coffee.
It contains the ideal quantity of coffee for the extraction of only one espresso, it means 10 grams.
It has a prefect filtering effect so that only the best characteristics of coffee arrive in the cup.
Furthermore, It can be easily applied in the filter holder, and it can be washed with just water.
The one cup filter is environmentally friendly and does not deteriorate over time.
It’s a product made in stainless steel which does not suffer the attacks of rust.
Built according to our production standards, for which it has been subjected to strict quality controls.
One of the variables that affects the drink is the grain of the blend.
In addition to particular attention to the quality of the coffee, therefore, make sure that the powder is not to fine.
There is a risk that the filter holes will get clogged, and the coffee will not come out properly.
How many times have you met someone for a coffee at the bar?
Actually, espresso often turns into an opportunity for meeting and conviviality. Sipping an espresso with someone is a way to dedicate time to yourself and to a friend or acquaintance.
Even at home, breakfast or afternoon coffee can be moments to be together with the family, to have a chat with your flatmates, or to relax with guests.
Our company had also in mind these two moments, by including the two-cup filter among the supplied accessories of the lever coffee machines.
The two-cup filter is made of stainless steel, environmentally friendly and wear resistant.
Unlike disposable filters, it is washable and guarantees an excellent result every day.
It contains the right quantity of powder for two cups of coffee and fits perfectly in the filter holder.
If you lose it, you can find it among our spare parts for lever coffee machines.
With the two groups Lusso model, 2 two-cup filters are included, to let you use both contemporaneously.
The pod filter is similar to the ground coffee filter and can be used for any type of pod.
It’s about an E.S.E. filter (Easy Serving Espresso) designed following the international standards according to which coffee pods are made.
The latter are always made with the same dimensions, regardless of the cost or the production brand.
So, you can use the pods of the quality you prefer without running the risk of them being oversized.
The filter is then connected to the filter holder and the extraction begins.
Each pod contains about 5/7 grams of coffee, it’s a disposable and single-dose product, useful for preparing the drink quickly.
The paper surrounding the dose of coffee is ecological, so it can be recycled.
The use of the pods is really simple.
In addition, they don’t create residues, do not dirty and do not promote waste.
The powder inside is already dosed, so there is no risk of too much or little coffee.
The Lusso II model is delivered with 2 pod filters, to serve several people at the same time.
Coffee measuring cup
Have you ever put too much coffee in the filter? And too little?
Trying to guess the quantity of powder might lead to make dosing errors.
And the result is certainly not pleasant.
Exaggerating with the powder you risk an over-extraction that leads to an unbalanced coffee with a particularly bitter taste.
Un under-extracted coffee instead, is the result of little powder in the filter.
In this case the espresso will be lighter and less full-bodied.
The taste will be slightly sour but not very intense.
To obtain an espresso with an optimal taste it is necessary to pay close attention to the quantity of coffee.
The coffee measuring cup, therefore, is the essential accessory to keep the same proportions and not have an unpleasant flavoured espresso.
The coffee measuring cup can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, and it can be also used to dose tea or sugar.
The coffee tamper guarantees uniform pressing on the coffee powder.
Pressing, in fact, plays a leading role in the extraction of espresso: has the function of compacting the powder, increasing its resistance to the passage of hot water, so as to ensure the extraction of all aromatic substances.
Correct pressing makes the coffee compact and ensures that no gaps are created.
The powder must not separate or create lumps, otherwise the organoleptic properties will be lost, and the taste will be light and almost bland.
Pressing must ensure that the only space left is that between the surface of the coffee and the water dispenser.
Be careful not to press so hard or quickly: pressing must be slow and homogeneous.
How should the tamper be used?
The weight must be balanced, and the attention must always be kept on the coffee.
The tamper is one of the most used lever coffee machine accessories by bar tenders, so much that is has almost become a cult object.
Pontevecchio’s lever coffee machines have a large boiler and a system that always keeps them ready for use.
To prevent them from burning or being damage due to a lack of water, we have conceived an automatic shutdown system that acts when the boiler is empty.
Moreover, both the Lusso line and the Export model are equipped with indicator lights that control the pressure and the minimum level of water.
This allows you to pay particular attention to the equipment and prevent damages.
To facilitate the filling of the boiler, among the accessories, we also provide you with a funnel, so that you are always ready to refill it in case the warning lights turn on.
Discover the models of Pontevecchio lever machines. You’ll be amazed by the design, the attention to detail and functionality of our coffee machines. You will also realize how important is it for us that your coffee is made to perfection!