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Astoria Perla AEP Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine | 1, 2, or 3 Groups

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SKU: 01AEP.2AI20083

Astoria’s Perla brings together convenience, affordability, and ease-of-use into one espresso machine. It’s available as a 1, 2, or 3 group model with heat exchangers, thermocompensated group heads, and preinfusion technology.

Although it’s also offered as an automatic version, the Perla AEP is a semi-automatic espresso machine. Rather than volumetric buttons, there is a singular button for starting and stopping the brewing process. This means that the barista will have to be a little more involved, but they also have more freedom in controlling each shot that they pull.

When it comes to production capabilities, the 1 group is best-suited for low-volume situations, especially applications where coffee is secondary; the 2 group is better fit for low- to medium-volume cafes, and the 3 group is able to take on medium- to high-volume conditions.

What's in the box:

  • Astoria Perla AEP Automatic Espresso Machine
  • 2 Double portafilters (1 group machine only has 1)
  • 1 Single portafilter
  • 58mm baskets
  • 1 Backflush screen
  • 54mm plastic tamper
  • Additional 4" legs (standard are 2.5")
  • 3/8" short braided water line (6 ft)
  • 3/8" long braided water line (15 in)
  • 3/4" drain hose (6.5 ft)
  • 3/8m x 3/8m and 3/8m x 3/8f reducers
  • 4mm restrictor

Standard Features:

  • Heat exchange boiler
  • Preinfusion technology
  • Turn-style steam knobs
  • Hot water dispenser
  • Available in either Burgundy or Inox (stainless steel)
  • Electroplated steel frame, assembled without welding
  • Body material consists of baked enamel steel
Model: Astoria Perla AEP 1 Astoria Perla AEP 2 Astoria Perla AEP 3
Operation: Semi-automatic Semi-automatic Semi-automatic
Boiler Type: Heat Exchanger Heat Exchanger Heat Exchanger
Boiler capacity: 5.0 L 10.5 L 17.0 L
Height: 22.25 in 22.25 in 22.25 in
Width: 15 in 30 in 39.5 in
Depth: 22 in 22 in 22 in
Weight: 130 lbs 151 lbs 192 lbs
Voltage: 110 V 220 V 220 V
Amps: 13.0 19.1 23.3
Heating Element Wattage: 1500 4000 5000
Total Wattage: 1570 4400 5350
Drain Hole Diameter: 2.5 in 2.5 in 2.5 in

Water Requirements

  • 3/8" dedicated cold water line with shut off valve and compression fitting.
  • Water hardness cannot exceed 3gpg or 50ppm.
  • Water softener must be installed if it exceeds the limits.
  • Minimum incoming water flow rate of 35gph.
  • Maximum line pressure of 70psi (5 bar).

Drain Requirements

  • Open gravity drain with a minimum of 1.25 inches.
  • Must be within 4 feet of the machine.


Astoria is an Italian-based espresso machine manufacturing company focused on providing quality machines at an affordable price. Aside from their affordability, espresso machines produced by Astoria are known for their longevity and ability to produce exceptional espresso based beverages. For those looking for a quality commercial espresso machine on a budget, Astoria is the machine for you.
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