Digital technology and design together in a fully automatic espresso
coffee machine that will surprise you for its simplicity. Spidem new automatic
bean to cup machine is a dream come true. Using the latest technology the
Stratos makes bar quality espresso on the touch of a button. It is
easy to clean and maintain and is ideal for a home, offices, receptions
and board rooms. Finished in metallic silver.
The Stratos espresso machine features a simple control panel with
easy to use buttons and an easy to read digital display screen. Simply
press one of the coffee brew buttons and it will automatically grind your
coffee beans, fresh, and dispense freshly brewed, rich tasting espresso
or cafe Americano into your cup. It allows you to choose the volume, strength,
and temperature of your coffee by simply pressing buttons on the control
The Stratos is our top of the line single boiler espresso machine with
all the most asked for features. It features digital display for convenience,
an electric cup heater shelf on top and a pre-ground chute for a 2nd coffee
type - usually decaf - but can also be used for sampling new blends. The
Stratos will advise you of every function of the machine including warm-up,
ready to brew, when to add water or coffee beans, even when to clean, and
if service is required through the 3-line LCD. As a full-featured superautomatic
machine it is fast, reliable and user-friendly.
The Stratos is pre-programmed at the factory and will work right out
of the box. If desired, variables can be changed on most every function
of the machine. It is possible to modify the brew water temperature, adjust
the coffee dose anywhere from 6 to 9 grams, change pre-infusion time and
adjust the volume of coffee dispensed. 3 coffee brew buttons are pre-programmed,
but of course can be changed for individual needs. A typical setting might
be a normal 1-1/2 oz. espresso, a longer espresso and thirdly, an 8 oz.
mug of aromatic Cafe Americano. No more need for the drip coffee maker!
The metal cup warmer plate on top has a heater element built-in for
keeping espresso cups near hot (160F). It may be switched off, if desired.
The bypass doser chute can be used for adding ground decaf or sampling
a new espresso blend. The conical burr grinder has 6 different grind setting
for different espresso blends and an anti-gravel device to prevent damage
from foreign objects in the espresso grounds.
The Panarello-frother device makes it easy to prepare thick, frothy
milk without effort. Within 50 seconds the Stratos is ready to steam milk!
After milk steaming, the machine will automatically return to coffee mode
within 6 minutes. If you are in a rush, a 10 second purge of hot water
will return the unit to coffee mode in 18 seconds in our bench tests. Hot
Water for tea etc is available at the touch of a button. A handy built-in
cycle counter keeps track of the number of coffees made. The machine may
be left on all day, and an energy-saving feature keeps the machine ready
to brew at a moments notice. In addition, a programmable timer can be set
to turn the machine off anytime up to 12 hours after it was first turned
on (a handy feature in an office setting, for example).
Maintenance: Keeping the Stratos running smoothly is easy. The
Stratos features the easy-to-remove (20 seconds) coffee brewing group (picture
below). Quick-rinse the whole coffee-brew assembly in the sink about once
a week or each time the bean hopper is filled. With the included brew group
key the coffee screen can be easily removed periodically for a more thorough
cleaning. In hard water areas the Stratos should be descaled on average
every 3-4 months. The machine will indicate via the message display when
descaling should be done! When first setting up the machine, test the water
that you will be using with the included Water Hardness Strip. Program
that number into the machine. This information then tells the machine when
to advise you that descaling should be initiated. There are two descaling
programs available; one automatic and one manual. The automatic cycle runs
about 45 minutes.
With it's outstanding ease of use and numerous features, the
Stratos is a pleasure to use. For convenience and features, nothing tops
Boiler:Single Thermablock System
Brew Group:Removable, User-cleanable, brew key tool included, Back pressure
3-way relief valve
Pump:ULKA alternating piston pump, free flow thermal cutout, 8 - 9 ATM
Grinder: Conical burr, 8 adjustment setting, anti-gravel protection plus
bypass chute for decaf Coffee Grounds:into removable dregs container
(30 shot capacity)
Capacities:Water tank - 2.4 litres (about 40 espressos) removable, Bean
Hopper - 300 grams (11 oz.), Coffee Dosage 6-9 grams, Bypass Doser - 6-9
Brew head clearance:Adjustable, Maximum clearance: 10 cms. (4 inches)
Cup Capacity (brew volume):Programmable, 3 presets, 0-200 ml. (0-7 oz.),
single or double
Warmup times:2 minutes for coffee, additional 50 seconds for steam.
Brewing times (approx.):Espresso 20 secs, Small Coffee 30 secs, Hot Water
60 secs/cup, Frothed milk 60-90 sec/cup
Programmable Items:Languages (6), Auto Rinsing cycle, Water hardness, Cup
heater, Water temperature, Pre-infusion, Pre-grinding, Coffee counter,
Descaling cycle, Descaling Signal, Timer, Manual rinsing cycle
LCD Screen Messages (partial list):Warming up, Select product, 1 (or 2)
coffees brewing, Steam, Steam - warming up, Overtemperature, Hot water,
Energy-saving mode, Water tank empty, Coffee beans empty, Dump box full,
Door open, Descale machine, Machine is descaling, Rinsing
Dimensions:390mm H x 395mm W x 410mm D (15.4" H x 15.6" W x 16.1" D)
Weight:13 Kg. (28.6 Lbs.)
Power:1250 Watts - 110/120 Volts
Warranty:1 Year Warranty
Included Accessories:Coffee measure, Brew Key, Cleaning brush and
Water hardness test strips.
Made in Italy