Espresso machine contessa

Dual circuit with Triple-Thermoblock
  • Stainless steel housing and black glass sides
  • Whisper-quiet espresso pump (max. 16 bar) and steam pump (max. 6 bar)
  • Triple thermoblock (simultaneous preparation of espresso and milk froth)
  • Actively heated brewing group
  • PID control for temperature stability
  • Intuitive LCD display with various barista settings
  • 4 pre-infusion programs and 7 steam programs
  • Pre-infusion and puck drainage
  • 1/2-cup function; espresso shot timer
  • Manual handling via control lever
  • Manometer display for pressure control
  • 360° hot water wand, separate no-burn steam wand for the perfect milk froth
  • Passively heated cup rack
  • Removable 2.5-litre water tank + practical descaling program
  • Two stainless steel group handles (1 and 2 spouts) with 58 mm professional diameter – for the largest possible surface area to release all the aromas
€ 1,899.99
incl. VAT and plus shipping costs
Germany: € 0.00
Czech Republic, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg: € 12.90 / Ireland: € 19.90 / other countries: € 16.90

Royal coffee enjoyment: with the contessa espresso machine from GRAEF

A whisper-quiet espresso pump, a powerful triple-thermoblock and numerous barista settings meet highly polished stainless steel with elegant glass side panels - the countess among the espresso machines, the contessa from GRAEF, takes coffee lovers into the versatile world of Italian coffee enjoyment in a particularly stylish way.

The flagship of the GRAEF CoffeeKitchen range belongs to the royal class of traditional espresso machines. Behind the elegant facade of polished stainless steel and glass, the contessa hides powerful technology for the best espresso. The interplay of heat, water and time is optimally regulated according to the wishes of the home barista.            

The contessa has 3 thermoblocks! One for the espresso preparation, a second for the steam and the third is used to preheat the brewing head. This makes the machine faster and thus ready for use after only 3 to 5 minutes. This saves time and energy! In addition, the espresso machine heats only the water actually needed at the moment "on demand" and thus consumes even less electricity.

The whisper-quiet dual-pump system also allows milk foam and espresso to be prepared simultaneously - not only at the perfect water temperature, but also at the appropriate pressure. To ensure that the espresso is always particularly full-bodied and balanced to please the palate, you can check the pressure at any time via the stylish and practical manometer.

But the highlight is hidden in the circular LCD display of the coffee expert: the barista settings. The display fits perfectly into the design, shows all the important information and preparation steps, and with its help every coffee becomes a precisely coordinated moment of enjoyment. All of the contessa's barista settings can be easily viewed here and selected using the programming buttons above them:

With the PID control, the brewing temperature can be conveniently set individually in 1 °C steps between 86 °C and 98 °C.

Pre-infusion can also be set on the way to the perfect espresso. The coffee grounds are moistened for a certain time before extraction. When preparing espresso, the shot timer counts the extraction time in the display.

For cappuccino and other drinks, the steam needs to be as dry as possible. The degree of steam moisture can be set individually via the display. The double-walled, externally insulated "no burn" steam lance and the hot water lance can be swiveled 360° and are made of stainless steel.

With the contessa, coffee fans can be sure of tickling even the finest flavors out of their favorite bean - for balanced, full-bodied enjoyment.

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Color:
stainless steel / black
Function:
PID control: brewing temperature in +/-1°C steps from 86°C to 98°C
Active heated brewing head for highest temperature stability
Simple programming via Display
7 steam programs (wet to dry)
4 pre-infusion programs (pre-infusion)
1- /-2 cup function, freely programmable
Manual handling by control lever
Decalcification programs for each circuit and decalcification reminder
Lime filter cartridge
Professional steam performance with No burn steam wand
Pre-infusion and puck drainage
Passive warming plate
Hot water wand for warming cups
No-Burn steam plant
LCD Display
Triple-thermoblock
Removable 2,5 liter water tank
Brewing
Shot Timer
High-quality housing
Passive holding plate
Designed and refined in Germany
Espresso Shot timer and manometer
Measurements (L x W x H):
315 mm x 425 mm x 480 mm
Design:
Stainless steel housing, highly polished
Triple-thermoblock with stainless steel pipes
Espresso pump (max. 16 bar), Steam pump (max. 6 bar)
power:
220 V - 240 V ~ 2350 W-2850 W ~ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Weight:
19,15 kg
Scope of delivery:
Single-walled filter baskets for 1 and 2 cups
Group handle with two outlets
Group handle with 1 outlet
Tamper
blackflush disc
cleaning tool
milk jug
water filter (already installed in water tank)
Additional information:
Read more about our Barista tips. Become a real home-barista!
FAQs: read more about our frequently asked questions regarding our espresso machines.
Productline:
CHEF'S LINE
Product type:
Portafilter machine
Item no:
ES1000EU2
EAN:
4001627010324

Overall evaluation

5.0  | 4 Product ratings

14.September 2020

Unverified rating

Wenn man den super schweren Karton in die Wohnung getragen und ausgepackt hat, dann versteht man das Gewicht: Eine super stabile, sehr edle Maschine. Ersteindruck: Genial. Dann nach vielen Testtassen, hab ich endlich meinen richtigen Espresso gefunden und jetzt werde ich erst mal ein paar Tutorials zu Latte Art schauen, damit ich bald Gäste formvollendet verwöhnen kann.

09.September 2020

Unverified rating

Aus meiner Sicht einer der besten Siebträger am Markt: Super stabil, sehr hochwertig und die Bedienung macht richtig Spaß. Eher nichts für Anfänger (wie jeder gute Siebträger).

12.May 2020

Unverified rating

Habe mich nach langer Recherche für dieses Gerät entschieden und es bislang nicht bereut. Man muss üben, dann wird der Kaffee zum ERlebenis.

12.May 2020

Unverified rating

Wahnsinnsgerät! Super hochwertig, sieht toll aus in der Küche. Kaffee, Crema, Technik – alles vom Feinsten. Nicht ganz günstig, aber jeden Cent wert.

Price

€ 1,899.99*

€ 1,899.99*

€ 369.99*

€ 459.99*

Design

Espresso pump (max. 16 bar), Steam pump (max. 6 bar)

Stainless steel housing, highly polished

Triple-thermoblock with stainless steel pipes

Aluminum / stainless steel housing

Function

1- /-2 cup function, freely programmable

4 pre-infusion programs (pre-infusion)

7 steam programs (wet to dry)

Active heated brewing head for highest temperature stability

Brewing

Decalcification programs for each circuit and decalcification reminder

Designed and refined in Germany

Espresso Shot timer and manometer

High-quality housing

Hot water wand for warming cups

LCD Display

Lime filter cartridge

Manual handling by control lever

No-Burn steam plant

PID control: brewing temperature in +/-1°C steps from 86°C to 98°C

Passive holding plate

Passive warming plate

Pre-infusion and puck drainage

Professional steam performance with No burn steam wand

Removable 2,5 liter water tank

Shot Timer

Simple programming via Display

Triple-thermoblock

Easy to use

Milk froth

Preparation with coffee

Preparation with pads

Removable drip tray

Rotary knob for manual cover

Short pre-heating time

Single thermoblock heater

Standby-mode

Thermoblock

Ulka pump

Warming plate for cups

Water tank

Advantages: Separate espresso machine, separate grinder, no thermical influence on the coffee beans

Automatic grinding function

Coffee bean container

Grinding degree setting

Milk froth

Preparation with coffee

Preparation with pads

Removable drip tray

Single thermoblock heater

Stainless steel cones

Thermoblock

Ulka pump

Warming plate for cups

Water tank

Measurements (L x W x H)

315 mm x 425 mm x 480 mm

405 mm x 270 mm x 325 mm

405 mm x 270 mm x 325 mm

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