ECM Technika V Profi PID Espresso Machine

USD 1,924.00
(4 customer reviews)

ECM Technika V Profi PID Espresso Machine

The ECM Technika V Profi PID is a flexible heat exchange espresso machine with the ability to switch between the water reservoir and a fixed water connection. PID temperature adjustment, its quiet rotary pump, and impeccable styling make this a strong option for the home or office.


SKU: HFC-2023060032 Category:

ECM Technika V Profi PID Espresso Machine

ECM Technika V Profi PID Overview

The ECM Technika V Profi PID is a quality, handcrafted heat exchange espresso machine that presents a step up from yesterday’s Technika IV, an old favorite for many of us at the office. That said, we’re excited about all the upgrades and little touches ECM brought along with the Technika V Profi PID, like the PID shot timer and stylized steam and hot water controls.

Features and Performance

The PID offers individual temperature adjustment and maintains the ECM aesthetic with its silvered design. The PID also doubles as a shot timer to help with extraction times. For anyone who pays special attention to the noise an espresso machine can make, expect the Technika V Profi PID to brew quietly with its near-silent rotary pump.

However, the stand out feature here is Technika V Profi PID’s ability to switch from its 3 liter water tank to an in-line water connection for an infinite supply, making it flexible for any setting. Working in an office full of coffee drinkers, having that option is incredibly convenient. Of course, the design of an espresso machine always deserves special mention and this one features a handcrafted stainless steel housing, larger pressure gauges for easy reading, and new valves for steam and hot water which feature the ECM logo stamped on the sides.


Property Value
SKU HFC-2023060032
App Connectivity No
Boiler Configuration Heat Exchanger
Number of Boilers 1
Boiler Features Brew & Steam Simultaneously
Brew Boiler Auto-Fill Yes
Brew Boiler Heater Location Internal
Brew Boiler Insulation Yes
Brew Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Brew Boiler Orientation Horizontal
Three-Way Valve Manual
Brew Group Material Chrome Plated Brass
Brew Group Size (mm) 58 mm
Brew Group Type E61
Brew Boiler Wattage 1400
Recommended Application Home / Residential
Controls and Additional Features Low-Water Warning,Power Light,Pre-Infusion,Pressure Gauge(s),Steam Control,Temperature Control
Pressure Gauges Brew Circuit,Steam Boiler
Type of Controls Lever
Cup Height (max, inches) 3.5 in
Cup Warmer Material Stainless Steel
Cup Warmer Size (L-in x W-in) 10 x 4
Cup Warmer Passively Heated
Drip Tray Capacity (oz) 32 fl-oz
Drip Tray Cover Material Stainless Steel
Drip Tray Material Stainless Steel
Portafilter Baskets Included Double,Single
Frame Material Steel
Housing Color Stainless Steel
Housing Material Stainless Steel
Recommended Descaler Type Durgol Swiss Espresso Descaler
Depth (Inches) 18.6
Height (Inches) 15.25
Weight (Lbs) 60
Width (Inches) 12.6
Hot Water Reheat Time (Typ. Seconds) 0 sec
Hot Water Temperature (8oz, Deg. F) 199 f
Hot Water Time (8oz, Seconds) 7 sec
Time to Steam 8oz of Milk (Seconds) 50 sec


Property Value
Sound Level while Brewing (dB) 55 dB
Time to Heat (Minimum Seconds) 600 sec
Time to Heat (Recommended Seconds) 900 sec
Bottomless Portafilter Available Yes
Filter Diameter (mm) 58 mm
Portafilter Handle Material Bakelite Plastic,Plastic
Portafilter Material Chrome Plated Brass
Number of Portafilters Included 2
Ground, E.S.E., Pod and Capsule Compatibility Ground Coffee
Portafilter Type Commercial Style
Portafilter Weight (lbs) 1.25 lbs
Adjustable Brew Pressure Yes
Pump Pressure (Max. Bar) 16 Bar
Pump Type Rotary
Pump Wattage 120 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
Volt 110V-120V (US)
Watts 1400 Watt
Power Cord Length (inches) 48 in
Steam Boiler Auto-Fill Yes
Steam Boiler Heater Location Internal
Steam Boiler Insulation Yes
Steam Boiler Volume (Oz) 68 fl-oz
Steam Boiler Vacuum Relief Valve Yes
Steam Boiler Wattage 1400 Watt
Steam Wand Features No-Burn
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 2 in
Water Source Reservoir and Water Line
Maximum Incoming Water Pressure (PSI) 50 PS

4 reviews for ECM Technika V Profi PID Espresso Machine

  1. Manuel Santiago

    Prior to this machine, I had used a Rancilio Silvia & Rocky setup for about 14 years. That treated me well and I figured out the kinks to make a good cup of coffee on it (though everyone else in the family wasn’t able to.) I decided it was time for an upgrade as I wanted something that’s more consistent, easier to use, and can get to cafe-leveRead more about Prior to this machine, I had used al quality that the Silvia very rarely hit.
    I upgraded to this ECM Technika V Profi after a recommendation from someone on the HARFAN COFFEE staff. I upgraded my grinder to a Niche Zero single-dose grinder. It is quite a large machine coming from the Silvia. I’ve definitely had to relearn techniques for use on this machine with the single-dose grinder. It can certainly hit cafe-level quality coffee and has been fun to learn. My 11 year old daughter knows how to use it and can make a halfway decent cup as well. I’m pleased with the purchase. My previous distributor and pressure tamper was mid-shipping so it wasn’t super consistent until those arrived. Now that all the tools are in place, it’s been a lovely machine.
    I’m not yet using the plumbed line setup but will in the future.

  2. Felipe Herrero

    I am a previous owner of the ECM Tecknika IV
    I owned that machine for 10 years
    only replaced the pressurestat the on/off switch and both shutoff over temperture devices on the boiler rotary pump and all other parts and components still work
    Great machine excellent ECM components and build
    On the new ECM Tecknika V Profi with PID wRead more about I am a previous owner of the ECMhich I just purchased although the boiler is insulated I would recommend that a heat shield be placed between the boiler and the water tank in the machine to keep the water temperature in the water tank from getting too hot
    A piece of cardboard coated with metallic tape would do the trick
    Without it as shipped the water temperature in the built in water tank exceeds 100 F when the machine is left on for hours
    Also the brew group should come with a brew group head thermometer that would be a nice addition to know the water temperature coming out of the brew group
    Then in conjunction with the PID you can adjust and regulate the boiler temperature and the appropriate brew group water temperature for the proper espresso extraction

  3. Alejandro Martinez

    Tired of making good (but not great) espresso with my Breville, I decided to upgrade to something more precise. Originally I ordered the Profitec 500, but when it was out of stock I decided to spring for this machine. I am so glad that I did!

    What I love:
    – Unbelievably well made and finished.
    – Whisper-quiet rotary pump. My microRead more about review stating Unbelievable qualitywave sounds like a freight train compared to this machine.
    – Relentlessly consistent temperatures and pressures. I can taste the smallest dose and grind changes between cups because the machine is so consistent.
    – High-quality accessories. Even the included tamper is high quality.
    – Plenty of steam power. I can easily steam enough milk for a cappuccino or latte in 20 seconds.
    – Toggle valves. Turn steam power off or on with a little knock up or down. It’s extremely satisfying.
    – Shot timer on the PID screen
    – Programmable cleaning reminders!

    What I don’t love:
    The machine is pretty big (although no bigger than it’s competitors). It basically fills the entire gap between my counter and upper cabinets (17 inches). As a result I can’t fit cups on the warming tray. All things considered this is a very minor issue. I always pre-flush the brew group into my cup before pulling a shot, so it’s basically a non-issue.
    Luckily the water line connection means I never need to pull the machine out to refill the reservoir.

    If you’re looking to connect ANY espresso machine to a water line, you’ll probably need an inline water pressure regulator. ECM recommends your water line to be 1–1.5 bars (~20 psi) to maintain proper boiler water levels and to prevent leaks. This is true of most plumbable espresso machines.

    I hooked my machine up to a water line and when I switched the connection from reservoir to water line the brew group pressure gauge indicated 6.5 bars! It turns out my water pressure coming from the street is about 100psi—something that is pretty common here in America.

    After some research I discovered I could purchase an inline water pressure regulator for about $20 (on Amazon) rated for 40 psi. It was push-to-connect and took about 1 minute to install. It dropped the pressure down to 2 bar and I haven’t had any problems since.

  4. Jesus Pastor

    I had a few machines in the past but as a newbie I had to learn you pay for what you get “or want”. Great machine fast easy has all the bells and whistles and the finish is perfect. This unit provide a great espresso!

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