Home espresso has come a long way in a very short time - from it being an expensive status symbol requiring a plumber and a remortgage, to something that most coffee enthusiasts can now easily fit into their lives.
The latest foray into the home coffee market comes from Monaco's Conti with the ACE, a single group espresso machine perfect for the serious home barista. Conti are one of our go-to companies with excellent and beautifully designed espresso machines for the cafe trade, and the ACE is no departure from the standards we've come to expect. With a multi-boiler system packing in a 0.9l coffee boiler and a 2.75l steam boiler into a tiny footprint, it packs a serious punch and their soft pre-infusion inspired by the classic lever machines will maximise the sweetness of your espresso.
Also - and we'd expect no less from Conti - it is a beautiful espresso machine. A lovely mid-century modern design in an array of classic modernist colours; we're big fans of the Fellini-like pastel green. It has a small enough footprint (394mm x 512mm) to fit in the smallest of kitchens.
If you're looking to up your home espresso game then this is the excuse you've been waiting for. Alongside this machine, we recommend our coffee bean blend selection of three cafe favourites for the authentic Sunday brunch experience without the queues in the rain.
Interested in ordering the Conti ACE? Drop us an email!