The bar has been officially raised.
iDrinkCoffee.com is very proud to introduce to North America Profitec Espresso. Profitec is a brand that has been importing Italian made machines into Germany since 1985. They have now put their many of experience and expertise into building their own brand of espresso machines and the results are impressive. Profitec Heidelberg produces a line of espresso machines in which no detail has been overlooked. The build quality of these machines is incredible and has to be seen to be appreciated.
The Profitec 500 w/pid is the latest upgrade to Profitec's popular Pro 500 Heat Exchanger espresso machine. It features an E61 group head, PID controller, a vibratory pump, stainless steel boiler, double wall steam and hot water arms and beautiful stainless steel finish.
- Single and Double Spout Portafilters
- 7g and 14g Filter Baskets
- Cleaning brush
Warranty: 2 years of parts and labour.
Who provides the warranty for this product?: iDrinkCoffee.com is an authorized service centre for Profitec
VIM Eligible: Yes! - This product includes our amazing Very Important Machine Service. Should your product require service during the warranty period we will pay for the shipping charges to ship the product to us. We will issue you a prepaid label and arrange for a courier to collect the package. Your machine will then be repaired by our skilled technicians and returned to you at our cost. With our VIM program your machine also gets priority service for the repair. All we ask is that you keep the original packaging material for safe transport.*
* Click here to get full details of the VIM program
The Profitec Pro 500 features the extremely well known and widely used E61 group head. The E61 is known for its temperature stability, durability and ease of use.
A sizable 2 liter, stainless steel boiler features a heat exchanger, which allows for simultaneous coffee brewing and milk frothing.
The Profitec Pro 500 comes standard with a PID device. This digital controller is masterfully hidden under the drip tray and allows you to change the boiler temperature while greatly improving overall temperature stability while also eliminating the need for the added step of a cooling flush usually demanded by heat exchanger espresso machines. A PID comes in handy when brewing specialty coffees to bring out their flavour by testing at various temperatures.
The manual flow control device on this version of the Profitec Pro 500 allows you to control the flow rate of your espresso extraction. Experimenting with flow rate lets one experiment with extracting espresso at variable flow rates, making it possible to both ramp up or ramp down pump water flow depending on the coffee type and flavors intended to be extracted.
Quiet, reliable and delivering right pressure when needed. Profitec's pump boost a great performance and also features a unique device to reduce backpressure from the boiler, thereby preventing blocks.
The Profitec Pro 500 features two professional gauges. Left indicating pressure in the boiler, right measuring grouphead pressure while coffee brewing. They are a great feedback tool which let you better understand your machine and improve your final results.
The machine is equipped with no burn steam and hot water wands that can be manipulated without worry about scolding your hands. Also, milk doesn't stick to a dual-walled steam wand as much as to a regular.
Level control cuts the power circuit if water is low, with a microprocessor that automatically controls the level of the water tank and boiler. A low water level warning will tell you when you need to refill. Please note: for proper operation it is a must to use water with mineral content.
A Profitec machine comes with two portafilters, a tamper, a blind basket, a brush, a cleaning cloth and a set of manuals.
|Boiler Material||Stainless Steel Boiler|
|Boiler Size||2 L|
|Boiler Type||Heat Exchanger|
|Cup Warmer Type||Passive|
|Easy To Change Brew Pressure||N/A|
|Material||Polished Stainless Steel|
|Maximum Cup Height||3.25 inches|
|Number Of Boilers||1|
|Number Of Groups||1|
|Pod and Capsule Compatibility||No|
|Portafilter Baskets Included||Single, Double|
|Portafilter Size||58 mm|
|Pre infusion||Standard E61|
|Removable Water Tank||Yes|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional|
|Type Of Controls||Traditional|
|Volts||110 / 120 V|
|Warm up Time||15 min|
|Water Filter Included||N/A|
|Water Source||Internal Water Tank|
|Water Tank Size||3 L|