The Cremina is a classic lever-operated espresso machine; no ifs, no buts.
It works with the proven pre-infusion piston system: lifting the lever draws a small amount of water into the piston chamber and forces it into the pressed ground coffee, allowing it to expand. Lowering the lever forces the hot water through the ground coffee.
This tried and tested extraction procedure, coupled with the continually increasing experience of the individual Cremina owner, guarantees a perfect espresso, a composition of crema, smell and taste — a harmonious pleasure for the senses. Even your ears will be delighted: the only noise produced by your Cremina is the singing, when the boiler heats the water.
«I bought my Olympia Cremina at Zabar’s in New York 26 years ago, and it has worked perfectly ever since then. You deserve thanks and congratulations for such a fine product.»
— Olympia Express customer, USA
Not only the “New York Times” and the “Neue Zurcher Zeitung” have considered the Cremina to be “the best espresso machine in the world”; for more than 40 years, we have been receiving fan mail from all around the world. This is not just an honour for us, but also for every owner, who knows how to create the perfect espresso. It does require some practice, however, but once you have reached the perfect espresso, it will always be just that: your very own espresso. A minor, yet subtle distinction and a true event for every espresso lover.
Have a look at her inner qualities. You’ll find stainless steel, chrome and brass, and perfect manufacturing.
The brew group, consisting of group head and portafilter, as well as the steam wand and the steam nozzle, are made of brass—and are of course chromed and polished to a high gloss. This increases the longevity of the machine and facilitates the cleaning. The electric boiler, made of chrome steel is filled by opening the top and has a capacity of 3.8 pints—enough for 20 cups of classic espresso.
The high performance tubular heating element has a thermal protection against overheating of the boiler. In order to guarantee a perfect result and longevity, the high-tech gaskets used in the Cremina. The default pressure is adjusted to between 0.7 and 0.8 bars and the brewing temperature to 198 °F. The Cremina leaves it to the skill of the barista to find the required nine bar pressure onto the portafilter by lowering the lever at just the right time.
Width 7.87 in
Depth 10.63 in
Height 12.99 in
Weight 24 lb.
Current supply 230–240 V / 50 Hz¹
Cable length 5.25 ft.
Power input 1000 Watt
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¹ Also available with 120 V / 60 Hz / 1000 W
Find out which of our machines matches you best! You are welcome to do this in person on site at a retailer near you.