Rancilio has been catering to coffee lovers since 1927. Their persistent dedication to the performance and quality has earned them a status for producing some of the worlds best home and commercial espresso machines and coffee grinders.
The Rancilio Epoca ST1
is the perfect semi automatic espresso machine for a caf or any other commercial setting that requires more than a few cups a day. This single group tank espresso machine delivers consistently fine cappuccinos, lattes, espressos and more, just at the push of a button. The Epoca ST1 features a huge brass boiler (capacity 3.9 liter), a three-way solenoid valve and a 2 liter water reservoir. Its easy-to-read controls will notify you when the water or boiler pressure is low. It comes with easy-to-rorate separate steam and hot water knobs. Both the steam and hot water wand swivel on a ball-joint, so you can immerse the wand into any size cup or frothing pitcher. The Epoca ST1 is also ESE pod-adaptable, so you can use convenient Easy Serve Espresso pods by installing a Rancilio Pod Adapter kit (purchase separately) on your machine.
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 is in known as one of the best single boiler machines. A huge 3.9 liter heat exchanger boiler lets the user switch back and forth between brewing and steaming with no down time in between. Plus, No need to constantly fill the water tank with this oversized boiler!
Portafilter and Brew Group
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 features a heavy-duty single spout and double spout portafilter. Chrome-plated brass portafilters are outstanding in maintaining temperature throughout the brewing process. The commercial brew group also offers great heat stability and component longevity.
3-Way Solenoid Valve
The three-way solenoid valve is a commercial feature that relieves the machine of water pressure and allows you to brew again almost immediately. A solenoid valve also removes more water from the coffee puck, so you can easily empty the portafilter.
To make steaming or frothing milk easy, the Epoca ST1 has a multi-position steam wand. The wand is on a ball-joint, so it can be used with cups or milk pitchers of various sizes.
Hot Water Dispenser
If you want hot water for tea, hot chocolate, Americanos or soup, the Epoca includes a separate dispenser. Simply turn the knob above the dispenser and hot water will begin to pour into your waiting cup.
Large Water Tank
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 comes with 2 liter capacity water tank to ensure uninterrupted supply of espresso. A light on the front panel will indicate you when it’s time to refill the tank.
Espresso tastes its best when it’s brewed into a pre-heated cup. The cup warmer on top of the machine accommodates about more than a dozen cups and is heated passively by the machine’s large boiler.
The Rancilio Epoca ST1 comes with a detailed instruction manual, a single and double spout portafilter, a measuring scoop, a single and double shot filter basket and a plastic tamper.