Ascaso Big Dream
Commercial Machine | Espresso
This Ascaso Big Dream really is Ascaso’s dream realised. Awarded the ‘2018 Best New Product’ by the Specialty Coffee Association, this award-winning commercial espresso machine is built around an energy-efficient, long-lasting, hygienic design.
Turning its back on traditional materials, like copper and brass, the Ascaso Big Dream is the first commercial espresso machine to have all its components made on 100% stainless steel. By using stainless steel, this machine is long-lasting, has a 40% energy saving, is hygienic and ensures the build-up of scale in minimised, resulting in a clear and healthy coffee with no metal substances. By using stainless steel, Ascaso believes they are able to produce a better quality coffee from a better quality machine.
The design of this Ascaso coffee machine not only aims to perform exceptionally but also look fantastic. The stainless steel base with high-gloss finish features no joints or corners through a high-tech and artisan design process that results in a unique piece unlike those produced through mass production. By using Baydur for the outer shell, Ascaso are able to use all colours of the RAL colour chart with special paint textures to achieve a perfect finish. With the barista’s working experience in mind, this Ascaso coffee machine is designed to provide optimum comfort whilst being operating through an ergonomic design based on the parameters demanded by baristas. Features include wooden filter head handles that are angled at 10º degrees for ease of use, heat-resistant steam wand to reduce the risk of burns, joystick controls for precision, and under-lighting to illuminate the work area.
Although primarily built from a baristas point of view, this commercial espresso machine is also designed with a technician’s needs in mind. The Ascaso Big Dream can be easily dismantled using everyday tools, with very few screws and all components being easily accessible. Steam is a key element of any espresso machine with perfect steamed and frothed milk needed to create many coffee specialities such as lattes and cappuccinos. The Ascaso Big Dream machine has been designed to have excellent steam power thanks to a separate large boiler, as well as having PID temperature control. The steam wand features a vacuum valve that prevents milk from entering the steam boiler and has thermal protection so it is always cool to the touch. With ergonomics ever in mind, the steam wand is long, multidirectional and is operated using a lever design. The steam tip is designed with soft, rounded edges and four tangential steam holes that make it easy to produce milk foam with the perfect consistency.
The Ascaso Big Dream commercial espresso machine is available is a range of standard retro-style colours, including Green Camper and Blue Chevy, with the possibility of further customisations including a huge range of other colours. However it looks, this stylish Ascaco coffee machine has been envisaged to stand out and be real statement pieces within their setting.