Post By Paolo
ECM Manufacture Controvento
Has anyone in the CS community (site sponsors included) received any recent info on the new ECM Manufacture Controvento dual boiler unit? Specifically with regard to any would-be distributors or intent to sell within the Australian market?? Any info will be greatly received.
I have looked at the manufacturer's website previously; aside from info regarding this unit appearing only in German, I couldn't discern any information regarding availability in the Australian market.
The styling is a bit in the ilk of a Speedster/Mirage...or is that just my imagination?
It looks to be a cracker of a machine!
Originally Posted by brewfiend
NEW: ECM Controvento
The Controvento veers away from the classic look and races 'against the wind', as the name implies.
Our aim is to distinguish ourselves from the crowd with this extravagant and modern design.
Following are the most important data on the first dual-boiler espresso machine from ECM:
PID-display for the individual temperature
regulation of both boilers
PID-display indicating the brewing time
ECM E61 brew group
Rotary pump for quiet operation
LED illuminated Lucite back plate
Stainless steel boilers
On/off switch for the steam boiler
Switchable from water tank to fixed water connection
Drainage hook-up for residual water is possible
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Originally Posted by brewfiend
dual boiler, handy shot clock and turn the steam boiler off are some great new features.
Makes me wonder why I haven't put a switch on the GS3 steam boiler as it does shots all day and only does the odd milk drink. Would save a bomb in power each year.
I have a switch installed in my Linea to turn off the steam boiler. I hardly ever use the steam boiler. Works a treat...
Originally Posted by Andy
Position one on the main switch already does this, unless the one group is different. Never seen one. ECM had a Controvento on the stand at MICE, certainly an interesting machine. I am a big fan of their attention to detail in aspects of manufacturing, like material choice for the E61 group mushroom - machined stainless steel. Nice...
Originally Posted by Paolo
On my machine 0 is all power off, 1 is power on (except to heater elements) for autofill to do its job and 2 is power on plus power to the heating elements. Mine is a single group Linea EE that was bought new and only modified on pickup day, so I don't know if all single group Lineas are the same.
Originally Posted by coffee_machinist
We now have the ECM Controvento coffee machine up on our website with pricing and info. There is stock in Australia at the moment. You'll find it in the coffee machine section of our online shop. These are going to be very big in Australia. Silipo Coffee providing Gold Coast Wholesale Coffee. any other questions just pm me.
Man that is one spectacular looking machine
Interesting design...and $2000 more than a paddle group GS/3.
Originally Posted by herzog
I liked it until I saw the price.
Verging on Speedster, Synesso and Slayer territory... all of these and the GS3 have saturated group heads.
Looks very nice but yikes! I think I might stick to saving up for a GS3 thanks! (Might be a while away but oh well :P)
Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee
Making Coffee with the ECM Controvento
The Controvento is available for a test drive on Di Bartoli Showroom bench! Check out first impression and photos on this Facebook thread
This is just a quick video with the first few shots right after receiving it. Will upload a proper audio one with our second test drive.