WMF Espresso Hybrid
The perfect espresso, handmade automatically.
Bridging the gap between two different worlds, the award-winning WMF espresso combines the unmistakeable taste of tradition with the undeniable benefits of automation. It looks and sounds like a classic portafilter machine – steaming, hissing and evoking all the emotions of an authentic espresso bar – but the trickier parts of the process are fully automated. So it not only guarantees consistently high coffee quality, it’s also remarkably easy to use. Recommended for venues with an average daily requirement of 300 cups, it lets you prepare genuine espresso coffee and Café Crème in just a few simple moves.
Learn more about the WMF espresso in our product movie .
Traditional machine look and feel
With the WMF espresso, you gain all the advantages of an automated coffee making system. But you also keep the emotional appeal of a traditional espresso machine, with its classic design, portafilter handling, and the option of foaming milk manually.
The WMF espresso comes with 3 different portafilters in different sizes for one or two cups. The machine detects the different portafilters automatically and displays only the possible coffee selections for each one.
2 integrated grinders & automatic tamping
The WMF espresso’s two integrated grinders are equipped with precision-honed grinder disks to ensure an outstanding quality of espresso. The machine also automatically tamps with 100 % consistency.
NEW! Air-cooled bean hoppers
The two concealed, air-cooled 550 g bean hoppers allow you to store two different types of coffee, for example espresso and café crème. You now also have the option of larger, visible hoppers with a capacity of 1100 g each.
Automatic or traditional milk foam preparation
The WMF espresso can produce three different consistencies of milk foam automatically with the Auto Steam wand at the touch of a button. Or the operator can choose to foam milk manually and even create latte art, in traditional barista style with the second basic steam wand.
NEW! Optional second Auto Steam wand
In addition to the central SteamJet for preheating cups, and the Auto Steam wand for automatic milk foaming, an optional second Auto Steam wand can be chosen in order to optimize the handling time in your business.
Dual height-adjustable cup trays
Featuring advanced WMF technology, the integrated height-adjustable cup trays on both sides of the machine provide optimal clearance for any type of cup, ensuring each beverage is served at the ideal temperature and keeping the machine clean.
Heatable cup storage
The practical heatable cup storage keeps your cups close to hand and ready to use at all times, conveniently on top of the machine with integrated bean hoppers so no additional space is required.
WMF espresso: Product movie
WMF CoffeeConnect as a standard.
WMF CoffeeConnect provides you with the option to collect valuable machine data. Wherever you are, you can obtain an overview of your sales figures and current service information at any time. You will receive warnings which will let you know if you are running low on consumables or if maintenance is required. What's more, thanks to the system's bidirectional design, you can send tailored promotional offers from your desk directly to the display of a selected machine. The basic functions are available to you free of charge. WMF CoffeeConnect collects, analyses and processes data about your coffee machines, enabling you to optimize processes, reduce service costs and boost your sales.
A most comprehensive set of features allows you to immediately start serving the best espresso in town thanks to a unique combination of tradition and state-of-the-art technology. As for skills, the only requirement is a smile.
Keep cups warm
The pleasure of a velvety, creamy espresso also relies on the temperature of both coffee and cup. That warm sensation on one’s lips when taking the first sip is priceless. Keep cups on the machine’s top heater or instantly steam them up to the right temperature with the special SteamIT feature.
Optimal management and processing of the coffee beans and powder is the key to a great espresso: two integrated grinders, one for each brewing group, directly grind the beans into the portafilters, then the right tamping pressure is applied before brewing. 12 different recipes can be programmed, and additional blends can be used thanks to the “external coffee powder” functional button.
The power of steam
No authentic cappuccino or latte macchiato can be made without the fine-pored, creamy foam being poured from a steaming milk pot. The wand routine and the hissing sounds are part of the show. Schaerer Barista is equipped with two smart steam wands: the Powersteam is the classic, manual version, whilst the Supersteam is fully automatic, with programmable temperature and foam consistency.
Brewing like a pro
Adjusting grinding and filter load in real-time like a seasoned barista
Schaerer Barista constantly adjusts grinding parameters and grind load quantity throughout the day. That’s what professional baristas do, according to their own experience. The machine monitors precise brewing times to determine the right degree of grinding and the right amount of coffee powder to be dispensed in the filter. A continuous process that delivers consistent top quality.
The coffee-science behind it
The extraction of coffee’s aromatic substances depends on the brewing time. One must hit the right extraction time for a perfect espresso, because both under-extraction and over-extraction will compromise quality. Brewing time in turn is influenced by the degree of grinding of the beans, the finer the slower, and the quantity of coffee powder in the filter, but it will further vary according to atmospheric conditions, which evolve during the day. Actual baristas will be more sensible to these, but Schaerer Barista can measure brewing times more precisely. Two methods, same principle, and same perfect results!