It was in 1901 in Milan, that Luigi Bezzera invented the espresso process the correct temperature and pressure needed to extract the aromatic oils resulting in the flavorsome espresso coffee. Since then, Bezzera family has been serving the coffee lovers with their superbly-designed and technologically-refined espresso machines and coffee grinders.
The New Unica from Bezzera offers a great value for the person who drinks mainly espresso with the occassional milk drink. The Unica has an E61 group head and a PID controlled boiler so you can get very precise temperature for your espress extractions and if you wish to steam some milk you just press the steam button and the boiler will raise the water temperature to steam.
The Unica has the very famous E61 group head which has been the golden standard for high end espresso machines for over 50 years. An E61 group head is heated using a thermosyphon system that circulates water through the group head keeping it very hot. The grouphead is controlled by raising the lever that activates the vibration pump and opens the group solenoid valve to deliver coffee. Once the desired quantity is reached, lower the lever to stop brewing.
PID Single Boiler
The Unica is a single boiler dual purpose machine. One boiler performs both espresso and steam functions. The boiler is controlled using a PID which is a digital thermostat that keeps the temperature very stable. Boiler is heated by 1200 W heating element.
The Bezzera Unica's gauge indicates extraction pressure. This is a great feedback tool which will become handy to for example monitor group head pressure during coffee extraction.
The Bezzera Unica boasts a powerful vibratory pump rated at 15 BAR of pressure to extract maximum flavor from the coffee beans.
3-Way Solenoid Valve
The three-way solenoid valve relieves pressure and sucks out the water in the grouphead when you've finished extracting your espresso. This means the portafilter (handle) can immediately be removed, re-filled with coffee and replaced to quickly start with next brew cycle.
Steam and Hot Water Wand
A multi-directional steam wand has an excellent range of motion for ease of use. It creates fine and creamy milk foam effortlessly for your cappuccino and latte. Hot water wand is also on a ball joint making it easy to pour water into a cup.
Joystick Style Knob
This is the latest trend in the industry. Instead of using taps that have to be turned on and off the Unica features the instant on/instant off Joy Stick style wand. These are also nice because they cannot be over tightened.
Automatic Water Refill
The boiler of the Bezzera Unica comes with an automatic water-refill feature that allows uninterrupted supply of scrumptious espresso, americano, cappuccino, café latte and much more.
The Bezzera Unica comes with a detailed instruction manual, dual spout portafilter, single spout portafilter, 2-cup filter basket, 1-cup filter basket, grouphead cleaning brush, blind filter basket and plastic tamper.