The new Swiss Unica Pro

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Shakespeare
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#1: Post by Shakespeare »

I was fascinated with the dimensions of the new 'La marzocco linea micra' I read on the forum.
It would seem a perfect new addition to my small kitchen.if it would ever be offered outside of Europe.

Then, I was surprised to view the Unica Coffee GmbH model called the "Unica Pro" from Switzerland.
It offers quite a few standard and new innovative offerings/features in a small package. ( 11" wide)
It has price that would make some< look twice..(7200) Swiss francs
To be offered as a commercial model or is it?
Retailing presently in Switzerland and Germany

It offers precise'Volumetric Dosing', Hot water dispensing controls for temperature and dosing for tea or coffee.
And a steam milk dosing and programming variations in amount, temperature and time.

It is offered as a dual boiler but I not able to locate their dimensions.( except this 0.5 L steam boiler)
Here are the dimensions and the links.

Dimensions: (in inches)
11.18" wide
by 17" high
by 17.63'" deep

Energy efficient: Less the 100 kWh a year in electricity use. One of the most efficient dual boiler machines.


https://www.unica.coffee/features-der-u ... o/?lang=en

Video/ pulling an espresso.... https://twitter.com/unicacoffee/status/ ... NRpp0eEJYg




https://prokaffeemaschine--zuerich-ch.t ... _tr_pto=sc

https://www.facebook.com/unicacoffeegmbh

https://www.instagram.com/unicacoffee/?hl=en

CaliEspressoLover

#2: Post by CaliEspressoLover »

Yup, looks like a nice little machine. I've been following their Instagram for a little while now.

Shakespeare (original poster)
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#3: Post by Shakespeare (original poster) »

Another look at what will be an amazing espresso machine. The price is quite impressive. Just too expensive for now.
https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ck3wmKXAKvt/

Tony163

#4: Post by Tony163 »

Any word on when the machine will be available?

malling

#5: Post by malling »

Shocking expensive but still cheaper then another Swiss made product the Manument that is like €8000/$8300/CHF 7900 excluding VAT

But when Olympia machines can be CHF 3700-4000 then it's hard arguing against the price, Swiss companies certainly know how to price their stuff.

I'm not sure I'm a fan of the design but it's certainly Swiss.

But the flow profiling and PI adjustment dos sounds nice, so I guess it's reasonable as they seem to target a price around a GS3

TokyoA

#6: Post by TokyoA »

Looks great! It looks like it's only available in 230V and European retailers :(

seacliff dweller

#7: Post by seacliff dweller »

I contacted the manufacturer and asked about the heating element for espresso extraction.
I was told it is not thermoblock but "six low mass flow through heaters which are connected in series" for espresso.
Not sure what that is. Induction heating?
Maybe someone reading this thread can enlighten me.

Shakespeare (original poster)
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#8: Post by Shakespeare (original poster) »

I contacted the manufacturer and asked about the heating element for espresso extraction.
I was told it is not thermoblock but "six low mass flow through heaters which are connected in series" for espresso.
Not sure what that is. Induction heating?
Maybe someone reading this thread can enlighten me.
That's interesting find 'seacliff' .I wanted to understand. thanks.

The Unica pro is offering some super fast options in providing hot water.
That mention of 'low mass flow through heaters' sound similar to a 'miniature flow-through water heaters
These heaters are used in home hot water supply. Except they are not miniature or in series.
Just a guess.

Though the Unica Pro is offering ""energy efficient fast heating time. After turning the machine on, the hot water is ready after 4s, the brew group after the 90s, and the steam boiler after the 120s.

Hard to comprehend their: 'Four second heating time for hot water"' 'And ready to brew in 90 seconds."

""New heating technology, As a result, the Unica pro consumes just 70 kWh/year in Eco mode.
This is 22 times less energy than a comparable dual boiler system and four times less than a double thermoblock machine on the market to date.

seacliff dweller

#9: Post by seacliff dweller »

I think the only way is for Unica to share photos of the espresso heating elements.
That is why I guess it could be induction heating from the super fast speed it can achieve, similar to this video from India (?) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhhBbX-F3uI

Pflunz

#10: Post by Pflunz »

I don't have any insights, but my guess is a thick film heater. This is some kind of Thermoblock, but with very low mass.