Cafelat Robot Barista Manual Lever Espresso Maker
- Robot Barista
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What's in the box
- Cafelat Robot Barista Espresso Maker
- Steel portafilter with detachable spouts
- Professional single-wall steel brew basket (NOT pressurized)
- Steel dispersion screen
- Steel tamper
- Silicone drip mat
- Spare parts kit with silicone piston seal, silicone portafilter spout o-ring, and food safe grease
True 9 Bar Espresso At Your Fingertips
If you can supply fresh ground coffee, hot water, and a little strength to provide pressure, you can make cafe quality espresso at home, in the office, or anywhere you like with the Cafelat Robot. Though its appearance might seem unconventional, the Robot is straightforward to use and provides you with all of the control you could expect from a manual espresso maker; you can experiment with long, short, or no preinfusion, varying brew ratios, temperatures, and with the attached pressure gauge on this Barista version you can explore different brewing pressures and profiles to your heart’s content.
It’s easy to focus on the practical design and exceptional espresso that you get from the Robot, but it’d be a disservice to this little espresso maker to not mention its delightful design Seemingly pulled from a classic black and white science fiction movie this little machine comes in colors to match that aesthetic perfectly, including red, powder blue, and a satisfyingly retro green.
Build Quality You Can Trust
Cafelat put serious care into selecting the materials and planning the construction of the Robot. The body and base are die-cast aluminum with a robust feel, while the other metal parts—the portafilter, basket, dispersion screen, and brewing arms—are all stainless steel. The gaskets on both the piston and portafilter spouts are FDA approved silicone, and you’ll find no plastic anywhere in this machine. Every Robot is hand built and tested before it leaves the factory, and thanks to the simplicity of its construction you should have no problem with maintenance should the need ever arise.
How To Use Your Robot
- Start heating your water to a boil and grind your coffee to an appropriate espresso fineness.
- Dose, level, and tamp your ground coffee into the basket, setting the dispersion screen on top of your puck once it’s tamped.
- Pour water directly off the boil into the basket.
- Raise the arms and lock the portafilter in, then get your cup or shot glass positioned underneath.
- Begin your extraction by lowering the arms. You should feel more resistance as you apply more pressure.
- For pre-infusion: apply gentle pressure until you get the first few drops out of the basket
- Increase the pressure on the arms for the duration of your extraction. Cafelat recommends brewing around 7–8 bars of pressure according to the attached pressure gauge.
- Release the pressure on the arms to stop your shot.
- After extraction: raise the arms again to remove the portafilter. Knock out the puck, tidy the basket and dispersion screen, and wipe down the bottom of the piston.
"I really love my new Cafelat Robot! Simple to use, easy to clean, looks real great on the counter."
—Makoto, Verified Buyer
"This is the perfect first espresso machine."
-Jordan, Verified Buyer
"Its quite simple to use, easy clean up, and makes good tasting espresso."
-Fungseng, Verified Buyer
Manual espresso maker with pressure guage
Retro aesthetic with fun color options
Detachable portafilter spouts with silicone 0-ring seal
Requires source for hot water
Non-electric — does not heat or steam
|Model:||Cafelat Robot — Barista Model|
|Boiler Type:||No boiler — requires source for hot water|
|Coffee basket capacity:||Up to 25 g|
|Coffee basket volume:||Approx. 145 mL (holds both ground coffee and water)|
|Coffee basket diameter:||57.5 mm|
|Height:||12 in | 19 in with arms raised|
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