The Alexia Espresso Machine is perfect for the espresso enthusiast who enjoys the nuances of a straight shot.
Alexia offers the E61 grouphead, housed in a sturdy and sporty-looking stainless steel body. With the ability to pre-infuse, Alexia makes beautiful, rich shots of espresso.
A swiveling steam wand with two holes provides easily accessible steaming. Please note that the .75-liter single boiler Alexia cannot steam and brew simultaneously. The steam wand also doubles as the hot water dispenser.
Alexia is a great introduction to the E61 class of espresso machines at a good price point.
Constructed of 9 pounds of solid brass, the E61 retains heat impeccably.
Since the Alexia is so solidly built, you need to give it at least 20 minutes of warm up time before making drinks.
With a single boiler, you can't steam and brew in unison, but with a little technique, you'll get great results.
Some people find vibratory pumps to be quite noisy.