Olympia Express machines are usually obtained via special order with the requirement of payment in advance and lead time of up to 6 weeks.
A masterpiece of Swiss engineering
This machine is a little jewel. You’ll find stainless steel, chrome and brass, and perfect manufacturing. Look inside a Swiss watch and you will understand why it carries a price premium. The same applies to the Cremina. Perfect welds and flawless manufacturing.
The Cremina is a manual, non spring lever machine and uses a pre-infusion piston system. Lifting the lever allows for preinfusion- drawing a small amount of water into the piston chamber and wetting the coffee, allowing it to expand. Lowering the lever forces the hot water through the coffee to deliver the espresso.
The Cremina leaves it to the skill of the barista to determine extraction pressure and flow rate by lowering the lever at just the right time and with the right force. This tried and tested extraction procedure, coupled with experience will ultimately deliver a perfect espresso in silence as there is no pump. Steam is instantly available with the design of this machine.
The brew group as well as the steam wand and the steam nozzle are made of brass— chromed and polished to a high gloss. This increases the longevity of the machine and facilitates cleaning. The chrome steel boiler is filled directly by opening the top and has a capacity of 2.1 litres—enough for 20 cups of classic espresso.
Heating is via a high performance tubular heating element with thermal protection against overheating of the boiler and temperature is controlled by a conventional domestic pressurestat operating between 0.7 and 0.8 bars to deliver a brew temperature of around 93 °C. High-tech gaskets are used in the Cremina to deliver longevity.
The “New York Times” and the “Neue Zurcher Zeitung” have rated the Cremina to be “the best espresso machine in the world” and for more than 40 years, the manufacturers have been receiving fan mail from all around the world. We love it for its superb design, tiny footprint, brilliant espresso and overall terrific performance.
Add a matching Olympia Express Moca grinder for perfection in design, construction and in the cup.
|Fresh Water Tank||n/a- fill boiler directly|
|Voltage||220-240 V 50Hz|
|Temperature control||via domestic pressurestat|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||19 x 27 x 34|