Izzo Alex PID Plus espresso machine
(semi-commercial “HX”)

Description

Izzo Alex PID Plus, with its mirror-finish 304 stainless steel heat-protective body panels, shares the most features with a commercial machine: a “rotary” pump delivers ideal and completely stable brew pressure while being more durable and running quieter than standard vibration pumps; a digital P.I.D. (with integrated shot timer) allows you to adjust steam pressure and brew temperature exactly to your liking; the cool-touch steam wand (with 4 different steam tips to choose from) delivers powerful simultaneous steam.

And the Alex utilizes the most industrial-grade components and best designed internal layout of any E61 semi-commercial machine, and even includes a conversion kit if you decide to run a direct water-line and/or drainage like a commercial machine.

Topping it off is our custom Zuccarini group temperature modification performed at the factory in Italy. Unlike all other “E61” machines, Alex does not require cooling flushes or temperature surfing, delivering the perfect balance between powerful steam pressure and stable, consistent temperature in the brew group (adjustable via the integrated P.I.D.). This allows for creamy espresso of any temperature every time without continually flushing the group or sacrificing steam pressure.

Features

  • Longest-lasting commercial rotary pump quietly delivers the most consistent pressure for perfect extractions

  • Heat exchange (HX) system allows you to brew espresso and SIMULTANEOUSLY steam milk for fast cappuccino or lattes

  • Digital P.I.D. regulates steam pressure & brew temperature every second, and becomes a shot-timer during brew cycles

  • Zuccarini custom group temperature modification removes the E61 requirement for cooling flushes or sacrificing steam pressure

  • Large 2-litre 1520 watt copper & brass boiler for powerful, virtually endless steam pressure

  • Multi-jet “cool-touch” wand for fast steaming, with a selection of steam tips to help you make perfect micro-foam

  • 58mm ergonomic commercial brass portafilter and actively-heated brass group for rich, hot espresso

  • 3-way mechanical valve system instantly releases pressure from group for dry coffee pucks and fast re-use

  • Pump pressure gauge lets you monitor espresso brewing pressure of adjustable commercial rotary pump

  • Boiler pressure gauge lets you monitor machine and know when it is ready for use

  • Large 3 litre water reservoir with run-dry protection fills or removes from the top and shuts down machine when empty

  • Self-priming boiler auto-fills so it’s always ready to use and will not run dry if left on longer

  • Feet are adjustable to slightly raise or level the machine

  • Included Accessory Package: professional hand tamper, single + double complete portafilter, blind filter for backflushing, group cleaning brush, barista towel, a customized machine cover, 4 steam tips, and a kit for optional direct waterline & drain connection.

Specs

Boiler: 2 litre copper & brass  |  Reservoir: 3 litre 

Finish: 304 stainless steel  |  Weight: 30kg/65lb

Height: 41cm/16.25”  |  Width: 37cm/14.5”  |  Depth: 44cm/17.25”

Izzo Vivi PID Plus espresso machine
(semi-commercial “HX”)

Description

Izzo Vivi PID Plus, with its mirror-finish 304 stainless steel heat-protective body panels, shares many of the premium features of the larger Alex: it’s more compact boiler still delivers powerful steam and hot water and runs quieter than other vibration pump models; a digital P.I.D. (with integrated shot timer) allows you to adjust steam pressure and brew temperature exactly to your liking; the cool-touch steam wand delivers powerful simultaneous steam. But its compact space-saving design will easily fit anywhere.

Topping it off is our custom Zuccarini group temperature modification performed at the factory in Italy. Unlike all other “E61” machines, Vivi does not require cooling flushes or temperature surfing, delivering the perfect balance between powerful steam pressure and stable, consistent temperature in the brew group (adjustable via the integrated P.I.D.). This allows for creamy espresso of any temperature every time, without flushing the group or sacrificing steam pressure.

Features

  • One of the most compact E61 espresso machines on the market (width & height) despite its versatility, power & sturdiness

  • Heat exchange (HX) system allows you to brew espresso and SIMULTANEOUSLY steam milk for fast cappuccino or lattes

  • Digital P.I.D. regulates steam pressure & brew temperature every second, and becomes a shot-timer during brew cycles

  • Zuccarini custom group temperature modification removes the E61 requirement for cooling flushes or sacrificing steam pressure

  • Compact 1.5-litre 1350 watt copper & brass boiler for powerful, consistent steam pressure

  • Multi-jet “cool-touch” wand for fast micro-foamed milk

  • 58mm ergonomic commercial brass portafilter and actively-heated brass group for rich, hot espresso

  • 3-way mechanical valve system instantly releases pressure from group for dry coffee pucks and fast re-use

  • Pump pressure gauge lets you monitor espresso brewing pressure of quiet vibratory pump

  • Boiler pressure gauge lets you monitor machine and know when it is ready for use

  • Large 3 litre water reservoir with run-dry protection fills or removes from the top and shuts down machine when empty

  • Self-priming boiler auto-fills so it’s always ready to use and will not run dry if left on longer

  • Feet are adjustable to slightly raise or level the machine

  • Included Accessory Package: professional hand tamper, single + double complete portafilter, blind filter for backflushing, group cleaning brush, barista towel, and a customized machine cover.

Specs

Boiler: 1.5 litre insulated copper & brass  |  Reservoir: 3 litre 

Finish: 304 stainless steel  |  Weight: 25kg/55lb

Height: 38cm/15”  |  Width: 31cm/12”  |  Depth: 43cm/17”