Astoria SAE 2 Boosted 2 Group Automatic Espresso Machine
Astoria has developed a full line of espresso machines suitable for various market demands. The Boosted SAE 2 offers the performance of a commercial three group espresso machine in a smaller two group machine (only 28" wide). If you have a high traffic store with little counter space, the Boosted SAE 2 a great option for you.
- The performance and the power of a three group machine within the dimensions of a two group.
- The oversized boiler (15 qts.) for high volume of steam, and the heating element (6,000 watts) for fast recovery are guaranteed to satisfy all your needs.
- A microprocessor controls operation, providing volumetric measure of water for coffee brewing.
- The touch pad control can program 4 different automatic coffee dosages for each group.
- Push button control for semiautomatic brewing.
- The 15 quart boiler practically guarantees an endless supply of steam.
- Color: Winchester Gray. Upgrade to Copper and Stainless Steel (see options above).
- Boiler Capacity: 15 qts.
- Frame Construction: Galvanized Steel
- Sides, Rear Panels: Baked Enamel Stainless Steel/Copper
- Steam Wands: Stainless Steel
- Heating Element: 6000 W
- Cup Height: 5-3/4 in. (Group Head to tray)
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