ECM Classika PID Espresso Machine with Flow Control

USD 1,119.00
(3 customer reviews)

ECM Classika PID Espresso Machine with Flow Control

The ECM Classika PID with flow control packs café performance and high-end features you would expect from much more expensive machines into a compact frame, providing unmatched quality among machines of similar size.

SKU: HFC-2023060021 Category:

ECM Classika PID Espresso Machine with Flow Control

ECM Classika PID with Flow Control Overview

The ECM Classika PID had us curious out of the box. After a few quick tests, it had our attention. This high-performance semi-automatic comes equipped with tools we would normally expect of much larger prosumer machines that run for $2000 or more.

Features and Performance

With a custom machined E61 group head, a PID controller, and flow control, you can expect great temperature stability and the option to adjust brew temperature to bring out more subtle flavors in high-altitude coffee, as well as adjust steam temperature to get the steaming power you like. With flow control, you can tailor your espresso to your liking by controlling the flow rate of water through your coffee.

From our tests, flow control really changes the game for your espresso; you’re in complete control of the final product, so this is a plus for coffee connoisseurs looking to experiment with different flow profiles and get different results in the cup. To complete your set of tools is the easily accessed OPV adjustment screw, which can be found beneath the cup tray.

The Classika PID brews with a single 0.75 liter stainless steel boiler, which is an important consideration when it comes to capacity versus needs. the Classika PID is a single-boiler machine, you can pull shot after shot but you can not brew and steam at the same time like you can with a heat exchanger machine.

You’ll need to cool and fill the boiler after steaming but it is an easy process and doesn’t take long. This makes the Classika PID good for espresso lovers who want perfectly crafted shots at greatly reduced cost and still have room on your counter for a nice grinder.


Property Value
SKU HFC-2023060021
App Connectivity No
Boiler Configuration Single-Boiler/Dual-Use
Number of Boilers 1
Brew Boiler Auto-Fill Yes
Brew Boiler Heater Location Internal
Brew Boiler Insulation Yes
Brew Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Brew Boiler Orientation Vertical
Brew Boiler Volume (Oz) 33 fl-oz
Three-Way Valve Manual
Back Flush Capable Yes
Brew Group Material Chrome Plated Brass
Brew Group Size (mm) 58 mm
Brew Group Type E61
Brew Boiler Wattage 1200
Recommended Application Home / Residential
NSF Certified No
Display Type PID Control Screen
Controls and Additional Features Brew Temperature Display,Low-Water Warning,Power Light,Temperature Control
Pressure Gauges Brew Circuit, Flow Control
Type of Controls Lever, Flow Knob
Cup Height (max, inches) 4 in
Cup Warmer Material Stainless Steel
Cup Warmer Size (L-in x W-in) 10 x 10
Cup Warmer Passively Heated
Drain Line Adaptable (Plumbable) No
Drip Tray Capacity (oz) 32 fl-oz
Drip Tray Cover Material Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Material Stainless Steel
Removable Drip Tray Yes
Portafilter Baskets Included Double, Single
Frame Material Steel
Housing Color Stainless Steel
Housing Material Stainless Steel
Recommended Descaler Type Durgol Swiss Espresso Descaler
Recommended Water Filter BWT Bestcup M
Capacity (Oz) 25.4 fl-oz
Depth (Inches) 17.75


Property Value
Height (Inches) 15.75
Weight (Lbs) 45.6
Width (Inches) 9.84
Bottomless Portafilter Available Yes
Filter Diameter (mm) 58 mm
Portafilter Handle Material Bakelight Plastic, Plastic
Portafilter Material Chrome Plated Brass
Number of Portafilters Included 1
Ground, E.S.E., Pod and Capsule Compatibility Ground Coffee
Portafilter Type Commercial Style
Portafilter Weight (lbs) 1.25 lbs
Portafilter Diameter 58 mm
Adjustable Brew Pressure Yes
Pump Pressure (Max. Bar) 15 Bar
Pump Type Vibration
Pump Wattage 52 watts
Warranty Service Provider Email
Warranty Service Provider HARFAN COFFEE
Warranty Service Provider Phone Number +62-838-9755-1917
Manufacturers Warranty Period 3-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
Amps 10 A
Volt 110V-120V (US)
Watts 1200 Watt
Power Cord Length (inches) 48 in
Power Cord Storage No
Steam Wand Features No-Burn,Swappable Steam Tips
Height Off Counter (Inches) 6.5 in
Steam Tip Hole Count 2
Steam Wand Material Stainless Steel
Steam Wand Movement Type Fully Articulated
Steam Wand Commercial
Steam Wand Usable Length 4 in
Water Reservoir Access Location Top
Water Reservoir Capacity 101.4 fl-oz
Water Reservoir Features BPA-Free,Removable
Water Reservoir Material Plastic
Water Source Built-In Reservoir

3 reviews for ECM Classika PID Espresso Machine with Flow Control

  1. Milo Lambert

    The ECM Classika has been a joy to use after graduating from a Saeco Aroma espresso appliance. After dialing in the Carraro Globo Elite beans and producing shots of espresso, americanos, and lattes I can say that I am firmly a fan of the machine. I have not really played with the flow control yet as I’m still familiarizing myself with processes anRead more about review stating I love this machine.d trying things to perfect the produced shots, but I look forward to trying some things in the future.

    The packing and delivery of the machine was handled well with double boxed package with absorbing foam corners in between the inner and outer box.

  2. Louis Charlier

    I purchased this unit after weeks of research. I primarily drink americanos followed by espresso and the occasional seasonal latte. The ECM Classika PID brings the quality engineering of Germany merged with the classic styling, fit and finish of Italy. It is a work of art that is built solid. Two weeks in and I am very satisfied. It is a workhorseRead more about review stating I purchased this unit after and definitely built to last. The flow control added by Harfan coffee allows me to dial in so many flavor profiles from the various roast types. Having transitioned from a Breville Barista Express, my barista inadequacies where quite evident to start but with YouTube videos, continued reading I have upped my game tremendously and have enforced coffee at a new level altogether.

  3. Samuel Aerts

    Very happy with my purchase. I think im getting better to get consistent espresso.

    Haven’t figured out how to make good foam with milk yet. And i always introduce water into the milk , even i run the steam wand to let the water out for a long time.

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