Profitec Pro 700 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
As low as $2,799.00
Profitec is about refinement and top-of-the-line build quality. As such, Profitec presents us with the Pro 700; their preeminent dual boiler machine that thrilled us from the moment we first unboxed it. What you’ll first notice is the quality of German design combined with Italian conventions in the stainless steel housing, polished to a mirror finish with rounded edges and no visible welding. Every little seam is finished down to the inside of the drip tray. What isn’t immediately clear is that the Pro 700 is a machine equipped to brew truly exquisite espresso, with a heft of steam power to back it up. With the level of control the PID offers, the Pro 700 really lets you play with specialty coffee.
To start, we looked at the Pro 700’s iconic E61 brew group. The chrome plated solid brass brew group is heated by a thermosyphon system and features a pre-infusion cylinder to lightly soak grounds for an even extraction. A notable feature of the Pro 700 is its capacity for longer, line pressure pre-infusions when plumbed in, which let us bring out the more unique flavor notes in specialty coffee.
Brewing is governed by the Gicar PID controller to monitor brew and steam temperatures, adjustable to your preference. The PID offers a shot timer as well for precision extraction. As a dual boiler machine, there is both a 0.75 liter boiler dedicated exclusively to brewing and a 2 liter boiler dedicated to steaming. Both boilers are made of stainless steel and wrapped with thermal insulation. The boilers have been bolted to the frame of the machine for structural stability but are easily removable, an element of the highly modular internal design that allows for easy servicing and repair. Brew pressure is provided by the powerful RPM motor and rotary pump which cuts down on the noise produced by the brewing process and allows you to connect the the machine directly to a water line or use the 3 liter water reservoir.
Inside the machine, you’ll find the internal components to be incredibly well-organized, which is an often underappreciated touch that you don’t see in many other machines. Copper coils and water lines trace from one brass fitting to the next. Even the more delicate electronics are shielded from any moisture, neatly tucked away to one side of the machine. All of this speaks to Profitec’s standards for quality engineering, which most people would never need to see.
When paired with the proper grinder, the Profitec Pro 700 has pulled shots for us that compare with some of our best local cafes, perfectly appealing to the home barista in all of us here at the office.
- 1 Single Spout Portafilter
- 1 Double Spout Portafilter
- 1 Single-Shot Basket (7g)
- 1 Double-Shot Basket (14g)
- 1 Backflush Disc
- 1 Tamper
- 1 Cleaning Brush
- 1 Drip Tray Grid (increases the height of the tray, elevating your cups closer to the brew spouts)
- Dual boiler
- E61 brew-group
- Boiler and pump pressure gauges
- Shot timer
- Rotary pump
- 'No-burn' steam and hot water wands
- Tiered drip-tray
- Switchable from water tank to fixed water connection
- Automatic shut-off by way of low water volume sensor