For those who are looking for a traditional lever espresso machine that isn’t just functional but also a beautiful piece of art, Elektra has some stunning models. The brand is well known for their stunning, gleaming espresso machines that can easily double as centerpieces in your home. This article will look at two of their most popular models, the Micro Casa and the Semi Automatica and compare them side-by-side to help you decide which one is right for you.
Elektra was founded over 50 years ago and they are committed to making high quality, gorgeously designed espresso machines that can compete with any other brand out there. The company doesn’t mass-produce their machines and instead manufactures them in house with expert artisans and technicians. Each machine is tested nonstop for 48 hours before it’s shipped to ensure that it meets Elektra’s stringent standards. The Micro Casa a Leva is the perfect example of this commitment to excellence. This small, vintage-style machine is easy to use for those who have already used a lever machine before but can be challenging for beginners who are new to this type of machine. It uses a vibration pump to generate extraction pressure and leaves the barista fully in control of shot timing. The Semi Automatica is a little more user friendly than the Micro Casa, with a semiautomatic pump system that allows you to brew and steam at the same time. It still requires manual operation but is less difficult for at-home baristas to get the hang of. Both the Micro Casa and Semi Automatica come in a variety of colors to suit your kitchen decor. The Micro Casa also has the option to replace its wood portafilter handle with a bakelite one. While the visual difference may not be a major factor, the bakelite is lighter and more durable than wood.