Espresso machine contessaDual 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
Indispensable helpers for the ambitious kitchen - With these appliances, everyone can go on a hunt for aromas and discover surprising flavours.
No-Burn steam plant
The stainless steamer is equipped with an integrated hose. Through the hose, only the steam nozzle becomes hot. The steam plant has a 2-hole milk froth nozzle, can be swivelled through 360 ° and ensures the perfect milk froth. The milk foam nozzle is easy to clean and decalcify.
Programming and settings can be set via the display at the push of a button. The display can be set in two languages, German and English. The espresso machine has 4 pre-brewing programs (pre-infusion) and 7 steam programs (from dry to moist). Resetting is possible via factory setting.
Two heating circuits allow you to simultaneously prepare espresso and milk froth. The thermoblocks are made of aluminum diecast with stainless steel pipes.
The power of the individual thermoblocks is 900 W (brewing water), 1400 W (steam) and 150 W (brewing head). The temperature is controlled electronically.
The powerful double-pump-systen with a 16 bars Ulka vibration pump operates in low-noise mode. The steam circuit gets only switched on when necessary. For the perfect milk foam the steam pump operates with max. 6 bars
Removable 2,5 liter water tank
The 2.5 liter water tank is removable upwards. In the water tank is a lime filter which filters the water.
The brewing head housing and the filter holder holder are made of high quality hard chromed brass.
The stainless steel control lever on the right of the brew group is for manual preparation of the espresso.
The professional pressure gauge is used to monitor the optimal brewing pressure. The optimum brewing pressure is between 8-12 bar. If the pressure is below or above the displayed range, the coffee may be undersized or over-extracted.
The housing is made of high-quality, highly polished stainless steel and gets completed with side parts made of noble glass.
Passive holding plateThe holding plate is heated by the heat of the thermoblocks. The cups can be heated on the holding plate.
Designed and refined in GermanyAs a product with the "Designed and refined in Germany" seal of approval, each "contessa" passes through a 100% single item check before delivery with subsequent "customizing" of the side parts in the Arnsberg main plant.
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.