Specs

Size & Weight

Dimensions:

5.9″ Wide x 12″ Deep x 14.75″ Tall

4.236″ between legs (enough room for a large scale like the Acaia Lunar)

4.243″ under the basket (enough room for a scale and a good-sized latte cup)

Weight:

About 8 pounds.

Maximum Capacity & Yield

Varying, but probably about 22 grams in, 60 grams (~60ml) out. See the Use & care page for more info.

Materials

The machine is made from 6061-T6 aluminum, stainless steel, food grade silicone, Baltic Birch plywood, and walnut hardwood.

The water and the espresso you’ll drink ONLY come in contact with stainless steel and food grade silicone. This includes the parts you don’t see like the food grade silicone tubing that leads to the all-stainless steel pressure gauge. It also includes any fittings or adapters used. There is ZERO plastic is the water path.

The stainless steel components have a brushed finish, the wooden parts have a food safe lacquer finish, and the aluminum parts are type III hard-coat anodized.

Included Items

  • The LeverHead espresso machine, with pressure gauge.
  • The portafilter.
  • A 22 gram IMS competition basket.
  • Silicone shower screen.
  • Dow 111 food grade silicone grease (needed for occasional maintenance).

Items You’ll Need to Obtain

  • Grinder capable of producing an espresso grind (a burr grinder). This can be manual or powered. I’ve had good success with cheap hand grinders off of Amazon (~$15), but powered ones (~$250+) are faster and more convenient.
  • Tamper for a 58mm basket.
  • Gooseneck kettle, capable of boiling water.

Recommended Items

  • Distribution tool(s) to help you achieve a level and even tamp.
  • Coffee scale.