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Authenticity, quality, design ? You will find the perfect object amongst our selection of manual espresso machines .
Discover unique espresso machines that do not need electricity to produce a magical espresso! At MaxiCoffee , you will find beautiful manual espresso machines from high quality brands such as Wacaco , Rok , Aram , Flair ... Also, take a look at our range of manual coffee grinders if you like freshly ground coffee beans.

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Flair Espresso Neo Flex
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  • 40mm Group Head
  • Lever Espresso Machine
  • Flow Control Portafilter For Pre-Ground Coffee
  • Bottomless 2-in-1 Portafilter
  • Compact & Affordable
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Superkop Espresso Maker - Red (500g Coffee Beans + Espresso Glasses Included)
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  • 500g coffee beans + 2 espresso glasses included!
  • Lever-operated espresso machine
  • 58 mm extraction unit
  • Moulded aluminium body and wooden base
  • Low maintenance and very robust
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Flair Espresso Pro 2 Black Manual Espresso Maker + Free Coffee
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  • Free pack of 250g coffee beans included!
  • Manual Espresso Maker Flair Pro 2
  • Bottomless portafilter for better flow dynamics
  • Removeable stainless steel spout
  • Silicone handle grip for brewing ergonomics
  • Silicone protective wrap to improve gauge durability
Free gift included
Free gift included
£313.00
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ROK Espresso GC Manual Espresso Maker + FREE Coffee
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  • Free pack of 250g coffee beans included!
  • Stylish manual espresso coffee maker
  • Lever mechanism
  • Made for a good espresso or ristretto
Free gift included
Free gift included
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Flair Espresso Flair 58X Non-Electric + Free Coffee
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  • 500g coffee beans + 2 espresso glasses included
  • With 58.5mm Puck Screen
  • 58mm Bottomless Portafilter
  • Stainless Steel Portafilter
  • New Wooden T-handle
  • Non-electric Model
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£477.00
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Superkop Espresso Maker - White (500g Coffee Beans + Espresso Glasses Included)
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  • 500g coffee beans + 2 espresso glasses included!
  • Lever-operated espresso machine
  • 58 mm extraction unit
  • Moulded aluminium body and wooden base
  • Low maintenance and very robust
Free gift included
Free gift included
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ROK EspressoGC Explorer Edition Manual Espresso Maker
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  • Free 250g coffee beans + 2 espresso glasses included!
  • 50 mm extraction unit
  • Lever-operated espresso machine
  • For all types of grind: pressurised filter
  • Special edition with various accessories
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ARAM Espresso Maker Yellowish with steel Support + Free Coffee
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  • Free pack of 250g coffee beans included!
  • LIMITED STOCK & Free delivery
  • Crafted in Brazil with handmade parts
  • Crank mechanism: no electricity needed
  • Steel support for home set-up
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Superkop Espresso Maker - Black (500g Coffee Beans + Espresso Glasses Included)
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  • 500g coffee beans + 2 espresso glasses included!
  • Lever-operated espresso machine
  • 58 mm extraction unit
  • Moulded aluminium body and wooden base
  • Low maintenance and very robust
Free gift included
Free gift included
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ROK EspressoGC Classic SmartShot Manual Espresso Maker + Free Coffee
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  • Free pack of 250g coffee beans included!
  • 50 mm extraction unit
  • Lever-operated espresso machine
  • For all types of grind: pressurised filter
  • 10-year guarantee on metal parts
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Free gift included
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ROK Espresso GC Conversion Kit
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  • Official ROK Espresso Kit
  • With Competition Shower Screen.
  • To Upgrade ROK EspressoGC
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Flair Espresso Classic Black Manual Espresso Maker With Pressure Kit
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  • Free pack of 250g coffee beans included!
  • Manual Espresso Maker
  • No Electricity
  • With Pressure Kit
  • Carrying Case Included
Free gift included
Free gift included
£220.00
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ROK Espresso GC Manual Espresso Maker - Black + Free Coffee
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  • Free pack of 250g coffee beans included!
  • Stylish manuel espresso coffee maker
  • Lever mechanism
  • Made for a good espresso or ristretto
Free gift included
Free gift included
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Wacaco Picopresso Portable Coffee Maker with Case
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  • Compact: 10.5 cm high
  • With protective case
  • Single filter of 52 mm for 18 g of coffee
  • Standard or bottomless extraction
  • No batteries or electricity required
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HUGH The Leverpresso V3 Manual Lever Espresso Machine - Black + Free Coffee & Glasses
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  • 250g coffee beans + 2 espresso glasses included!
  • All-in-one portable machine
  • Lever for manual pressure
  • BPA-Free
  • Pressurised filter for pre-ground coffee
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Understanding Manual Espresso Machines

What is a Manual Espresso Machine?

If you're a true coffee aficionado who revels in the art of brewing, a manual espresso machine is an indispensable addition to your kitchen arsenal. Unlike their automatic counterparts, manual espresso machines empower you to wield complete authority over the creation of your perfect cup of coffee.

The magic lies in the manual lever operation that these machines feature. By skillfully operating the lever, you can apply just the right amount of pressure to extract your espresso from finely ground coffee beans. This hands-on approach ensures a brewing experience that is both captivating and gratifying.

When you immerse yourself in the world of manual espresso machines, you enter a realm of endless possibilities. Each shot of espresso becomes a canvas on which you can paint your unique flavour profile. From the initial dose of coffee to the final extraction, you are the master conductor of this delightful symphony of flavours.

As you maneuver the lever, you become one with the process, attuned to the subtle changes in pressure and flow. The tactile sensation of controlling every aspect of the brewing journey enhances the pleasure of indulging in your creation. Every cup is an opportunity to refine your technique, to tweak the grind size, or to experiment with new coffee beans. It is a journey of discovery and refinement, culminating in the perfect balance of taste and aroma that satiates your coffee cravings.

The Advantages of Manual Espresso Machines

Manual espresso machines offer a plethora of advantages that set them apart from automatic alternatives. Firstly, they grant you the freedom to experiment and customize every facet of the brewing process. From adjusting the coffee grind size to controlling water temperature and extraction time, the choices are yours to make.

With manual control at your fingertips, you can tailor each shot to suit your mood and palate. Whether you desire a bold and robust espresso or a milder, more delicate flavour, the power lies within your grasp. The ability to adjust the variables to your liking is a luxury that only manual espresso machines can provide.

Furthermore, manual espresso machines are admired for their enduring durability and straightforward simplicity. With fewer intricate moving parts and electronic components, these machines tend to outlast their automatic counterparts and necessitate less frequent maintenance. The added charm of their timeless design and manual operation imparts a nostalgic allure to your coffee-making experience.

As you engage with the machine, you develop a profound connection with your coffee. The ritualistic aspect of preparing espresso becomes a meditative practice, calming your mind as you focus on the present moment. The marriage of science and art in the coffee-making process becomes evident as you fine-tune each parameter to achieve perfection.

Precision is another hallmark of manual espresso machines. By manually operating the lever, you can achieve gradual and consistent pressure application, leading to a more balanced and flavourful extraction. This precision is especially beneficial for extracting the optimal taste profiles from different coffee beans.

Moreover, the manual process grants you an intimate understanding of the coffee brewing journey. As you experiment with various techniques, you gain insights into the mechanics of extraction and the science behind creating the perfect cup. This knowledge enriches your appreciation for the complexities of coffee and elevates your role from mere coffee enthusiast to coffee connoisseur.

Factors to Consider Before Buying a Manual Espresso Machine

Acquiring the ideal manual espresso machine requires careful consideration of various essential factors to ensure it aligns seamlessly with your needs and preferences.

  1. Budget: Manual espresso machines span a wide price range, so it's crucial to establish a budget that matches your requirements and desires. High-end manual machines often boast superior build quality and temperature stability, delivering an unparalleled coffee experience. On the other hand, more budget-friendly options can still provide excellent results for the discerning coffee lover.
  2. Experience Level: If you're new to manual espresso machines, it's wise to start with a user-friendly option that doesn't demand advanced barista skills. For seasoned coffee enthusiasts seeking a challenge, more intricate models can provide the platform to showcase brewing expertise and master the art of manual espresso.
  3. Size and Design: Evaluate the available space in your kitchen and opt for a manual espresso machine that harmonizes with your setup. Additionally, prioritize designs that resonate with your aesthetics, as these machines can transform into stylish centerpieces within your coffee nook.
  4. Materials and Build: The materials from which the manual espresso machine is constructed play a significant role in heat retention and overall longevity. Stainless steel or brass machines are often preferred for their durability and ability to maintain consistent brewing temperatures. However, some machines may also incorporate materials like chrome or aluminum, which can still deliver exceptional performance.
  5. Portability: For coffee enthusiasts on the move, exploring compact and portable manual espresso machines can guarantee a delightful caffeine fix during travels and camping escapades. Look for lightweight and compact designs without compromising on the quality of espresso produced.
  6. Pressure Profile Control: Some manual espresso machines come with advanced features that allow you to adjust the pressure profile during extraction. This capability enhances your control over the brewing process, enabling you to experiment with different pressure settings and achieve unique flavour profiles.
  7. Compatibility with Accessories: Consider the compatibility of the manual espresso machine with various accessories such as tamper size, portafilter baskets, and other add-ons that can enhance your coffee-brewing experience.

Step-by-Step Brewing Guide for Manual Espresso Machines

Preparing Your Manual Coffee Machine

With your manual espresso machine in hand, it's time to embark on your coffee-brewing journey. Follow these simple yet pivotal steps to prepare your machine before extracting your first delectable shot of espresso:

  1. Clean your Coffee Maker: Ensure your manual espresso machine is free from any residue or dust that might compromise the coffee's purity. Thoroughly clean the group head, portafilter, and steam wand to guarantee an immaculate coffee flavour.
  2. Warm Up: Switch on your machine and allow it to warm up for a few minutes. This step ensures that your manual espresso machine attains the optimum temperature for brewing heavenly espresso.
  3. Flush the System: Run a small amount of water through the group head to clear out any lingering coffee particles and establish an unobstructed pathway for your espresso.

Selecting and Grinding Coffee Beans for Manual Espresso Machine

The essence of a delightful shot of espresso resides in the meticulous selection of coffee beans and their subsequent perfect grinding. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Choose Fresh Coffee Beans: Invest in premium, freshly roasted, quality coffee beans. The freshness of the beans significantly impacts the taste and aroma of your coffee. This is essential for a good espresso
  2. Grind Size Matters: For manual espresso machines, achieving a fine and consistent grind is crucial. Adjust your coffee grinder to produce coffee grounds resembling the size of table salt.
  3. Dose Properly: Accurately measure the appropriate amount of coffee grounds for your portafilter. For a standard single shot, a dose of around 7 to 9 grams is recommended, while a double shot may require 14 to 18 grams.

Tamping and Brewing Techniques with Manual Espresso Machine

Now that you have your portafilter filled with finely ground coffee, it's time to employ the art of tamping and master the brewing process.

  1. Tamping Technique: Place the portafilter on a flat surface, then exert firm and even pressure with a tamper to compact the coffee grounds uniformly. A level tamp ensures a consistent extraction and an even coffee bed.
  2. Pre-infusion: Some manual espresso makers offer the option of pre-infusion, where a small amount of water is initially applied to the coffee grounds to facilitate blooming and release trapped gases. This step can lead to a more balanced and flavourful extraction and brewed coffee.
  3. Start Brewing: Attach the portafilter to the group head and initiate the brewing process by either operating the lever or activating the machine. Aim for a 25 to 30-second extraction time for a standard double shot of espresso.
  4. Observe and Adjust: Pay close attention to the flow of the espresso. It should resemble a thin and steady stream, neither too fast nor too slow. If it's too fast, try a finer grind; if it's too slow, try a coarser grind.
  5. Enjoy Your Espresso: Once the extraction is complete, savor the enchanting aroma and the captivating flavours of your freshly brewed espresso shot. Revel in the choice to consume it as a straight shot or experiment with milk-based espresso drinks.

Conclusion: MaxiCoffee proudly presents an extensive collection of exceptional lever espresso machines, designed to empower you on a transformative coffee journey. Discover the magic of full control over your coffee's quality and flavour, and immerse yourself in the world of manual lever machines, coffee grinders, and more. Irrespective of your barista experience, a manual espresso machine will elevate your coffee escapades to new heights.

With each shot of espresso, you breathe life into your coffee beans, coaxing out their hidden nuances and complexities. Manual espresso machines are not merely tools; they are portals to a world of unparalleled exploration and enjoyment. From selecting the perfect coffee beans to perfecting your tamping and extraction techniques, each step is an invitation to engage with the alchemy of coffee.

As you embrace the art of manual espresso brewing, you join the ranks of esteemed coffee aficionados who appreciate the beauty of a manual process and the transformation it imparts to humble coffee beans. The journey is an ongoing quest for perfection, where every brew is an opportunity to learn, to refine, and to savor the fruits of your labor.

The pursuit of the perfect espresso transcends the realm of routine, becoming a ritual of self-discovery and expression. Manual espresso machines grant you the privilege of crafting your liquid masterpiece, reflecting your unique taste preferences and skillful techniques.

So, venture forth with your chosen manual espresso machine from MaxiCoffee. Embrace the challenges, delight in the triumphs, and relish the journey of becoming a true coffee connoisseur. Discover the joys of engaging your senses, refining your craft, and indulging in the ultimate pleasure of sipping the elixir of life - your very own, meticulously brewed espresso.