Set Ascaso BABY T PLUS Espresso Machine + Eureka Mignon Specialita Automatic Grinder for Domestic use
Ascaso BABY T PLUS Espresso Machine
From E-61 technology to T
A reappraisal of tradition. Sustainable engineering.
First, society changes. Neither manufacturers nor engineers nor industrial engineers invent new needs. It is society that demands products that are more sustainable with improved energy efficiency, easier to use and longerlasting.
In these new times, it is the professional barista who demands innovative products without compromising the espresso’s.
At Ascaso, our team of engineers has spent years working to differentiate and perfect our espresso coffee machines. And this has led us to reappraise our approach to tradition. To ground our projects on sustainable engineering.
In the ‘60s, the development of the E-61 group brought innovation to the espresso world. It was an instant success and became one of the most widely used systems in the history of espresso coffee Even today, many manufacturers still use it or work with its principles.
But, almost 60 years later, we needed to look for a new technology that addressed the shortcomings of the old.
Technology T & Stainless Steel
After the creation of our Big Dream model, in which we have changed a technical criterion used for more than 100 years (using stainless steel instead of copper and brass), we wanted to continue creating unique products. A product that would also mark a turning point in the industry.
Technology T, is a state-of-the-art multi-group technology. Engineering developed entirely by Ascaso. It offers great thermal stability with a high level of energy efficiency (low energy consumption) and clean and fresh water in each coffee.
Multi-group (separate) technology with PID control
High professional-grade performance: Thermal stability guaranteed (in continuous or intermittent use). High steam production (separate, high-volume boiler).
Minimal metal migration to the beverage through the use of stainless steel. Complies with European regulation EN 16889
Freshly Delivered Water
Avoiding the use of standing, constantly reheated water to make the coffee. The water for each coffee comes directly from the mains supply, taking fresh, filtered water to the group. Without affecting the water's oxygen and improving the coffee's taste.
One of the T technology’s key goals was to reduce the machine’s energy consumption. We deliver a 50% average saving compared with a traditional machine and 25% compared with other multiboiler machines.
High-quality materials and components
Manufactured in stainless steel for maximum sturdiness. These materials ensure our coffee machines have a longer useful life.
Ergonomic filter holder handle
Thanks to its ergonomic design, it has a strong yet pleasant feel. It is tilted 10º for ease of use, while the horizontal placement of the filter holder in the delivery group ensures perfectly pressed coffee grounds.
The stick facilitates use and improves control. A smooth, intuitive ‘natural’ movement makes it easy to use and control.
Steam and water wands
Made from AISI 316 stainless steel. The steam wand is anti-lime scale and remains cool to the touch, reducing the risk of contact burns. Milk build-up is reduced to a minimum, making for easy cleaning.
Steam outlets. Special design. The rounded edges, the smooth lines and four tangential outlets all mean creamy coffee every time. 4 outlets 1,2mm (1,6 optional)
Powerful professional steam
Emulsifies the milk to the ideal point for perfect cappuccinos. Our large-capacity boilers, with their incredible thickness, offer greater steam production stability.
2 high-precision pressure gauge
They allow the barista to visualize in real time the pressure of the boiler and the pressure of the pump during extraction.
Back-lit button pad and multifunction display
The large surface area keeps the cup at the ideal temperature for a perfect coffee.
Easy to clean with thin wire tray so as not to dirty the bottoms of the cups.
Stainless steel. Easily removed for cleaning.
Work area light
Look at the light!
Easy to dismantle. Designed for and by technicians. Easy access to internal valves, pipes, solenoid valves, heating elements, pump regulators, etc.
The Barista includes a Tam-tamper: Professional aluminium coffee tamper (57 mm) designed by Marc Aranyó.
Technology T (T-Plus)
Thermal Stability System
The filtered and clean water enters the machine through the rotary pump at a certain pressure.
Enter the water/steam boiler through a U-shaped preheater tube (thick and 100% Aisi 316 L stainless steel), at network or ambient temperature. And it comes out hot without touching or altering the water in the water boiler. A very efficient system (no need to use any additional energy to preheat the water entering the groups).
Hot water (80º) will enter each thermodynamic coffee group.
The coffee group (see technology group T) and the algorithm established in the electronic exchange, guarantee a great thermal stability of the water at the exit of the group (+ - 0.5ºC). Both in situations of continuous or timely consumption.
And all this without constantly reheating the water or having saturated groups of water. Clean water in each coffee at a constant temperature. With a much more efficient and sustainable technology.
Multi-group (separate) technology with PID control.
Minimal metal migration to the beverage through the use of stainless steel.
Freshly Delivered Water.
Keeping baristas happy
In the espresso world, when we talk about ergonomics we mean the optimization of the design of the coffee machine so the professional barista can work in the utmost comfort. Basically, what we are looking for is that the barista can perform his ‘choreography’ smoothly, comfortably and happily.
Based on structured data collection, we have designed our machine in line with the different ergonomic parameters demanded by baristas to ensure that their relationship with the Barista T is a joyous one. The essential elements have been devised and designed so that the creation of an espresso coffee and its specific choreography take place in the most comfortable possible circumstances for the professional barista.
Keeping technicians happy
The machine has been designed primarily from the point of view of the barista, but we also took the technician’s perspective very much into account.
This is a nice product to repair! It is easy to dismantle with standard tools. It has very few screws and the components are easily accessible. There is plenty of space to carry out repairs with complete assurance.
This is a key factor to consider in a high quality product.
Good design presupposes that the product can be dismantled and repaired with ease. The idea is that it will last for years and years.
It is a matter of quality, productivity and also sustainability.
We have worked on this component by component.
Eureka Mignon Specialita Automatic Grinder for Domestic use
Eureka Mignon is an automatic household grinder. Specialita is recommended especially for espresso, however, it also offers coarser grinding. The grinder is designed to satisfy the most demanding home baristas. It features a silent motor technology, it is compact, easy to operate with a touch screen, and provides consistent grinding.
An intuitive touch screen makes every operation extremely easy. You can quickly set the dose, program a single and double dose, and grind coffee continuously. The display also shows a dose counter.
A Hands-Free fork is suitable for every filter holder. Put the portafilter on it, and push it forward to activate the button that triggers grinding.
Mignon is recommended for espresso grinding. To set the coarseness, simply turn the micrometric regulation knob. Although it is stepless, it has a scale on it, which makes the whole process much easier. The grinding is precise and consistent. The most significant element here is the 55mm hardened steel burr. The outcome is about 1.4 - 1.8g/s when grinding for espresso, and 1.9 - 2.5 g/s with a coarser setting.
How it's built
Mignon is also well-designed and well-fitted. It is available in a wide range of colourways. The body is made of metal, which makes it durable. A transparent, plastic hopper may hold up to 300g of beans.
- 310 Watt / 1350 RPM engine.
- ACE System reducing clumping and electrostatics.
- Silent Technology - compared to the previous version, the grinder is more silent.
- Made in Italy.
Diameter 55 mm
Material Hardened steel
Display Yes (Touch)
Dose counter Yes
Power 310 watt
Feeding Single phase
Available versions 2 doses + continuous
Stepless micrometric adjustment Yes
Bean hopper capacity 300 gr
Productivity (g/s) 1,4 - 1,8 Espresso
1,9 - 2,5 Brew
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