Customization – (only if you want, because it’s already so, so beautiful…) We gave careful thought to the way users can customize their coffee machine to reflect the décor of their café or the coffee roast. Our machines are craft products and this gives us the flexibility to respond to the requirements of our baristas. We offer the full range of RAL colours (256 in total), accessorized by different fine woods for the filter holder and steam joystick, and we also welcome special requests (personalized logos, printing,stencils , etc.). Just tell us what you need, but first of all take a look at our standard colours and finishes. This is such a beautiful coffee machine as it is
Colours – Colour is more than just a shade. It expresses feelings, reveals personality and communicates with others. We wanted our Big Dream to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor: colour, colour and more colour! A colourful statement of intent. Colour is its DNA… which is your favourite?We can paint the coffee machine in any RAL colour, using a very rigorous process that consists of three coats of paint both to protect the machine and achieve a deep, vibrant tone.
High-quality materials and components – Manufactured in stainless steel for maximum sturdiness. These materials ensure our coffee machines have a longer useful life. The body is made entirely from 304 grade stainless steel. At 2.5 mm thick, we have created a coffee machine for life
Stainless steel base –The machine’s base is also manufactured from 304 grade stainless steel in a high-gloss finish. The complex manufacturing process, which includes a combination of both artisan and high-tech processes, has produced what we consider to be an extraordinary result. A spectacular and unique piece Objects of this complexity and manufacturing skill are no longer made in the 21st century. Mass production and serial manufacturing have done away with them. We wanted to rescue this artisan form of creation using the highest quality materials. To create a beautiful and eternal product.
The body is manufactured from a combination of high-gloss 304 grade stainless steel in areas in contact with water and Baydur®for the outer shell. This is a modern material that combines freedom of design and practicality: excellent mechanical resistance, resistant to high temperatures and a watertight interior.Baydur offered us unrestricted design options. Its curved, sinuous shapes are impossible to achieve with other materials. It also meant we could use all the colours from the RAL colour chart and special paint textures to achieve the perfect finish
Ergonomic filter holder handle – Thanks to its ergonomic design, it has a strong yet pleasant feel. It is tilted 10º for ease of use, while the horizontal placement of the filter holder in the delivery group ensures perfectly pressed coffee grounds
Steam joystick – The stick facilitates use and improves control. A smooth, intuitive ‘natural’ movement makes it easy to use and control.
Water push buttons -Double dose/hot water selection. Backlit buttons
Steam and water wands – Made from AISI 316 stainless steel. The steam wand is anti-lime scale and remains cool to the touch, reducing the risk of contact burns. Milk build-up is reduced to a minimum, making for easy cleaning. Steam outlets. Special design. The rounded edges, the smooth lines and four tangential outlets all mean creamy coffee every time. 4 outlets 1,2mm (1,6 optional).
Powerful professional steam – Emulsifies the milk to the ideal point for perfect cappuccinos. Our large-capacity boilers, with their incredible thickness, offer greater steam production stability
Capacitive display – High definition backlit capacitive display. 4.2” LCD screen. Allows total control of all the machine’s parameters in an instant, quickly and intuitively.The display gives real time feedback on all the operations the machine is performing at any given time. There are several simple, fast and intuitive menus. It’s like using a smartphone! The icon language is instantly familiar. This is a state-of-the-art product (touchscreen, highly sensitive, tempered glass, anti-knock and anti-scratch surface).
Button panel and displays per group – Backlit buttons and two digital multifunctional displays per group
High-precision pressure gauges – Casing in AISI 304 stainless steel. Independent boiler and the pump pressure.Casing in AISI 304 stainless Steel. Metal hands.
Rail and cup warmer – Rail: Solid and attractive in high-gloss stainless steel. Spacious cup warmer in AISI 304 stainless steel. On/off option. Keeps espresso and cappuccino cups at the perfect temperature for a delicious cup of coffee.
Wire tray – Easy to clean with thin wire tray so as not to dirty the bottoms of the cups.
Tray – Stainless steel. Easily removed for cleaning.
Work area light – LEDS in the work area. These give the barista a better view of the cup and enhance the visibility of the machine on the bar to showcase its spectacular design. It is essential that the work area is properly lit, for both practical and quality reasons: • To control the quality of the coffee • As a design or decorative feature • To facilitate the barista’s work.
Easy access – Easy to dismantle. Designed for and by technicians. Easy access to internal valves, pipes, solenoid valves, heating elements, pump regulators, etc
Tam-tamper – Our Big Dream T includes a Tam-tamper: professional tamper made of stainless steel and wood, designed by Marc Aranyó.
Ascaso guarantee a 50% saving compared to a single boiler traditional coffee machine.
Use of electronically controlled thermoblocks focused on conserving energy by heating the extraction water only.
Electronic temperature management. The heating element only operates when necessary and only for as long as required. It allows ‘smart’ control, with a much lower energy consumption than other systems on the market.
PID Control in all the coffee groups and the steam boiler. Featuring electronic thermostats that are much more precise and act much faster than the traditional mechanical pressure gauge system.
The Multi-Group System means that power is only used by the part of the machine in use at any time. Each group can be turned off or on independently.
Thermal lagging made from high-tech material for coffee and steam boilers. Notably increases the quality of the coffee machine and the energy-efficient.
Reducing the energy consumption of our coffee machines has been a priority goal for the last 10 years. The result of this process is the creation of our own technology, in a sector that primarily uses technologies from 60 years or 20 years ago, as in the case of the most popular and modern multi-boiler technologies.
We want to make public our result and, we hope, that many other manufacturers will follow this path. The result obtained, available to our clients, is based on the European protocol.
A Step beyond the European Standards
It would be advisable to publish the actual consumption of professional coffee machines, which is based on the European standard DIN 18873 – 2: 2016. It is a sign of transparency that fosters the consumer and the energy transition, but we believe that this data does not reflect consumption in real conditions.
How is it tested according to official protocol?
New machines are tested under laboratory conditions. In reality, after a period of use, copper boiler machines accumulate a large amount of lime, causing an increase in energy consumption when in use. This does not happen in stainless-steel boilers of Ascaso coffee machines.
It is not considered that a group/ groups and the boiler cannot be turned off in a mono-boiler machine, which is indeed feasible with our T technology resulting in the corresponding energy savings.
Time required to activate or switch on the coffee group is not evaluated either. Ascaso’s T technology enables a group to be activated when it is completely switched off in 1 minute. It is a unique design in the world.
European regulations foster that all manufacturers have the same protocol to measure energy consumption, but considering the tests carried out and the methodology, it does not accurately reflect efficiency and performance. In real working conditions, our technology and materials improve the data obtained according to the official protocol of European Standards.
Energy savings = Economic savings
The energy consumption of a professional coffee machine is high. Also it is its hours of use. Consequently, financial savings are also important.
By doing a simple calculation, we can obtain an annual saving of more than € 300 on the electricity bill.
Average saving 5.5 kWh/24h. 300 days of annual opening. 0.21 kWh (average price in Europe).
Total: € 350 / year.
We can translate the energy request of those models into CO2 generation due to the energy being used to. Considering each 1.000 kWh being used generate 458 kg of CO2, or which is equivalent, to cut 19 trees
Translating data to those 2 parameters shows results as follows:
Also considering energy request differences between models and base HX one, can also try to translate these differences into something common for all of us, for example the energy request of a fridge. Considering the annual energy request of a fridge is around 175 kWh, the differences between the BT model and the HX mono boiler would allow user to completely cover the energy request of this appliance, as follows:
The filtered and clean water enters the machine through the rotary pump at a certain pressure.
Enter the water/steam boiler through a U-shaped preheater tube (thick and 100% Aisi 316 L stainless steel), at network or ambient temperature. And it comes out hot without touching or altering the water in the water boiler. A very efficient system (no need to use any additional energy to preheat the water entering the groups).
Hot water (80º) will enter each thermodynamic coffee group.
The coffee group (see technology group T) and the algorithm established in the electronic exchange, guarantee a great thermal stability of the water at the exit of the group (+ – 0.5ºC). Both in situations of continuous or timely consumption.
And all this without constantly reheating the water or having saturated groups of water. Clean water in each coffee at a constant temperature. With a much more efficient and sustainable technology.
Multi-group (separate) technology with PID control High professional-grade performance: Thermal stability guaranteed (in continuous or intermittent use). High steam production (separate, high-volume boiler).
Clean coffee Minimal metal migration to the beverage through the use of stainless steel.Complies with European regulation EN 16889
Freshly Delivered Water Avoiding the use of standing, constantly reheated water to make the coffee. The water for each coffee comes directly from the mains supply, taking fresh, filtered water to the group. Without affecting the water’s oxygen and improving the coffee’s taste.
Energy efficiency One of the T technology’s key goals was to reduce the machine’s energy consumption. We deliver a 50% average saving compared with a traditional machine and 25% compared with other multi-boiler machines.