ECM Casa V
For a single-boiler espresso machine, and one of the smallest products in the ECM line, the ECM Casa V manages to be one of the best semi-automatic machines you can get.
Features and Performance
You’ll find that many typically prosumer-exclusive features are borrowed in the Casa V. For instance, the brew pressure gauge, which lets you keep an eye on the pressure while you brew and gives you a sense as to the quality of your shot. To this end, ECM has ensured that the overpressure valve is easily accessible for pump pressure adjustment, hiding it beneath the cup tray.
The 1200 watt heating element goes to work on the 0.4 litre eco brass boiler, heating the Casa V to brewing temperature in 5-7 minutes or steam temperature in one minute.
Why You Should Get the ECM Casa V
The ECM Casa V is perfect in a home of one or two people, where its performance shines. This is especially so, considering the articulating commercial-style steam wand, packing a considerable amount of steam power and equipped with a two-hole steam tip for velvety milk foam. The stainless steel, mirror-finished housing is an excellent talking piece, and the commercial features help make an excellent shot of espresso.