I was sent a bacchi stovetop espresso machine several weeks ago by one of my suppliers.
Initially it was its beautiful appearance, and the beautifully designed piece of art that made me need this coffee machine.
The moment it arrived, I was itching to use it.
I cut open the cardboard box and found a embossed shiny silver metal canister that housed the Baachi. I almost was content with the canister and nothing else. Opening the top of the canister, the Baachi was hugged by a soft foam cushion keeping it safe.
I gently removed it from the cushion and canister and sat it on the table. It was the topic of every conversation as people walked in the door and saw it there. With a few moments free I began to dis-assemble all the components and get an idea on how it works.(what instructions)
The Baachi stovetop coffee maker is the first coffee machine to work in essentially the same manner as a commercial espresso machine. The secret of the design is a secondary water chamber in the base of the unit. When the base is heated steam trapped in this chamber is utilised to force hot water through the coffee grounds at up to 9 Bar of pressure. The result is espresso with a thick layer of perfect crema. True espresso of the highest standard, it can easily equal espresso machines that cost thousands of dollars.
The machine is quite simple to use and to clean and is built to last. It can be used on gas and electric stovetops (it can only be used on induction stovetops with an adaptor plate).
You can make one or two serves of espresso using the included metal stopper. The basket holds 14 grams of coffee. As with all coffee makers- the best results are obtained when using the freshest quality coffee.
The Baachi is named after its Italian designer Andrea Baachi, and is manufactured in Italy by Caffemotive. The machine body is made of high quality anodised aluminum and other parts are stainless steel. All seals are of the highest quality.
Each Baachi comes securely packaged in a large Tin. Personally I believe that this machine is worth every penny, even though its more expensive than some electric espresso machines it performance and appearance is special.
Probably an ideal gift for those that have everything.