It is in the coffee maker Belle Epoque that Elektra’s craftsmen give the best of themselves forging noble metals such as copper and brass alternating moments of ancient process to advanced methods. Very original in its vertical development, the Belle Epoque is an espresso coffee maker from the inimitable class where beauty blends with the functionality and reliability. The brilliance of its metal, molded design with a retro charm, giving it a distinct personality ideal for embellishing the choreography of fine-dining.
Riforma is a project of research and restoration of the most ancient machines – produced by Elektra – that were found in some old premises or in some cellars of hotels and restaurants that shut down long time ago. The best ones then are completely dismantled, recalibrated and provided with a new and modern heart able to keep alive these precious and beautiful witnesses of our history. In this way they will continue to be the totem around which people gather to enjoy a creamy Italian espresso. Live beautiful moments worthy of being celebrated and told: that is the reason why Riforma is born.
Features of Belle Epoque Riforma Limited Edition include:
- Steel Frame With Anti-twist Unit Connections
- Automatic 5 Doses Device Presetting
- Distinctive Window To Control The Boiler Water Level
- Incorporated Motor And Positive-displacement Pump
- Steam/water Tap With Pivoting Knob Control And Jointed Nozzles
- Double Access Cup-holder Compartment
- High Precision Gauge With Double Scale
- Reduced Energy Consumption / Programmable Night Cycle
- Brewing Temperature Electronic Control And Setting
- Larger And More Powerful Boiler (patented)
Ever since its establishment way back in 1947, the Fregnan name has been closely associated with the history of this Italian espresso machine manufacturer. Elektra is constantly improving in technological evolution, proof being the large number of significant and essential international patents have been registered over the years, such as the patent about the first espresso coffee machine with an automatic hydraulic unit in 1950.
The floating water level regulator without gaskets conceived as far back as 1960, the automatic dispensing unit equipped with solenoid valve, 1968, the electronically controlled 5-selection dispensing unit, studied and used for the first time in 1978; the first totally automatic machine in 1984. But innovation for Elektra is not purely technical, it is also aesthetic: to mark the 50th anniversary of the company in 1997, for instance, Elektra launched the Barlume, the first machine combining retro charm with cutting-edge technology.
In 2009 it has been designed a machine that was fated to go down in the history books, thanks to its daring design and its highly advanced technology the Aletta is the first machine in the world with an automatic water softening system removing chlorine and lime scale from the water.