In the United States, we identify with brands, and there are a core group of names that people identify with espresso. Dalla Corte is still a new name to all but the most discerning enthusiasts, but this commercial manufacturer has been at the forefront of the multi-boiler movement since 2001, and the Mina is a vision into the future of espresso.
Many commercial manufacturers have put their DNA into compact machines, so what makes Mina different? For a start, the DFR (Digital Flow Regulation - patent pending) valve, which can be closed to one hundredth of a millimeter allowing the extraction to start at zero bars of pressure. The brew lever allows fluid control of the water (sorry about the pun) flow and pressure into the coffee the during the extraction, but if you want to make your favorite routine easily repeatable the shot can be also be profiled in five stages with adjustment increments of, you guessed it, one hundredths of a millimeter. Keep your manual stick shift experience, or change modes to have a super consistent commercial workhorse. The level of control and ease of automation are where Mina differs from other paddle operated machines like the Slayer. This machine also has an amazing level of customizability in the panels using different metals and natural fibers. The drip tray can even be removed leaving the front of the machine open for pourovers! We know this sounds crazy, but the brew temperature can be adjustable by tenths of a degree and the water flow can be controlled on-the-fly.
How are these adjustments made, and these profiles created? You guessed that right too. A powerful bluetooth connected smartphone application gives the user an unprecedented amount of information and control over their machine. For those that want a pure, analog espresso experience to rival any shop (or break out from the norm), the Mina stands ready. There's no expensive LCD display to wear out, or distract from the experience. And for those that want this amazing control to be easily harnessed and repeatable with push button consistency, Mina is an NSF certified tool that's ready for heavy commercial work, yet it can fit under cabinets at home. Like most full commercial machines, Mina requires direct plumbing for the inlet and drip tray.
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