Superkop, the lever from the Netherlands (Kickstarter)

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renatoa

#1: Post by renatoa »

After the Flair 58, this niche area become crowded...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/12 ... o-for-life

... at least for the Europeans, for the start...

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espressotime

#2: Post by espressotime »

Looks plastic.
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renatoa (original poster)

#3: Post by renatoa (original poster) »

Possible, die casting or CNC the whole body would cost a bit...
Hope at least the group to be glass...

Jonk

#4: Post by Jonk »

In the FAQ it says "You do not have to warm up the Superkop because you pour boiling water into the food safe polycarbonate isolated water cup." So not glass, but that would've been dangerous I think.

Also says the housing is molded aluminum, but who knows. Another Kickstarter with subpar information :|

Seems like there could be some issues with the design, but let's hope it's a good one.

renatoa (original poster)

#5: Post by renatoa (original poster) »

Then... it looks like a Robot in single lever clothes... nothing to rave about

coffeeOnTheBrain

#6: Post by coffeeOnTheBrain »

Well the workflow looks less fuzzy.

I can not see an option for a bottomless portafilter and with the seemingly proprietary portafilter design this is a no for me.

vit

#7: Post by vit »

Ok, so polycarbonate cylinder doesn't take much heat from the water
However piston seems to be steel, so it will be quite a heat sink ...

It looks like there is a seal on the bottom of the cylinder - between it and the basket
I hope that there is some kind of shower screen as well (like on Flair 58)

Not sure why the gas strut to bring the piston back after the shot, why lever mechanism isn't good enough for that

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#8: Post by coffeeOnTheBrain »

From the video I get the strange idea that the lever needs to be moved multiple times to move the piston down completely. It looks to easy considering it is 58mm and the piston moves only a tiny bit down in the scene in which the lever is pulled completely.
If that is the case it would be really awkward, wouldn't it?

Jonk

#9: Post by Jonk »

There is definitely something unusual about the lever action:
Pull the lever five times and push it gently to release the piston.
You press the lever down with manual power. It is very easy to do because there is a transfer of 1:40. A gas spring is used to return the piston.
If they mean 1:40 leverage that's about 4x as much as many manual levers, which would also explain the easy pull and why they'd feel the need to install an OPV set to 20 (!) bar.

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#10: Post by Phip »

I like that they designed it so you can mount it on the wall or use on the counter. Wall mounted levers are so elegant.
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