Caffeum Perfectus Minima PID Dual Boiler

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#1: Post by 1st-line »

Hi All,

Just a heads up if you are heading to SCA Boston. The Caffeum Perfectus Minima by ACS will makes it debut in the Espresso 4 Home booth #150. I will be right next door in booth 152. Big bald headed guy with the shiny head reflection! :)



Picture without the Caffeum Perfectus logo.

Caffeum Perfectus is Latin for Perfect Coffee. I have personally tested this machine in January 2019 when I went to Italy. I was delighted to see this compact dual boiler. Hence, the name Minima. Hmm. Another machine with a brew pressure gauge on the E61 group. I think I know where this is going! :D

We just have some of the specs up, but most of the details are missing on our web page. More info to come shortly after I get into booth 150 and drive this machine. The machines will be leaving Italy soon. You can sign up for our in stock notification on our web site. Thank you for your interest.
Jim Piccinich
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1st-line Equipment, LLC

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#2: Post by 1st-line (original poster) »

Hi All,

The Minima is now in stock! Since it is a new model, we do test every machine with water only to insure higher customer satisfaction.
Jim Piccinich
www.1st-line.com
1st-line Equipment, LLC

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#3: Post by DHG »

Hi Jim,

Do you know if this is compatible with the Bianca Kit for profiling? Also because I haven't seen too many reviews of this other than DaveC's video, have you tested the steaming performance in house? How would you compare it to something like the Bianca and the newer Profitec 600/700? That 2.3 liter service boiler should be capable of putting out massive pressure I would hope. Thanks!

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#4: Post by 1st-line (original poster) » replying to DHG »

By the looks of it, the Bianca kit should fit.

Yes, the steam on this machine with a 3 hole steam tip couples nicely with the larger boiler. There is a 2.5 safety valve which allows programmable steam temp up to 266 degrees F. In other words, it blows away other sub-$2000 dual boiler espresso machines in the steam department. This is the main reason why we brought on this machine.

I am gonna say from the looks of the steam (meaning no testing with thermometer), steaming performance on the Minima will beat out the other machines and I would venture to say many HX machines. I think for some, the steam will be too powerful.

Just a note, the positioning of the steam and hot water knobs take some getting used to. At first, I did not like it. However, as I used the machine more and more, I really liked the design.
Jim Piccinich
www.1st-line.com
1st-line Equipment, LLC

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#5: Post by DaveC »

Some answers to questions about the Bianca Kit, will post more vids as I continue testing.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/vesuviu ... -t276.html