ASCASO build a range of high design, commercial and domestic espresso machines. Manufactured at a factory in Barcelona, owned and operated by the Ascaso family since 1962. The founder of the business, Jesus Ascaso, a man with an entrepreneurial spirit, was born in a mountain town in northern Spain. In 1950 he began work for a supplier of spare parts for espresso machines in Barcelona. Then in 1952 he joined Espanola, making parts for consumer espresso machines.
In the 1950s espresso started to become popular in Spain and the rest of Europe, in Barcelona this popularity led to a budding industry. Providing original brand spare parts for espresso machines was expensive. Jesus Ascaso decided to supply parts for all brands, which led him to open his own parts factory in 1962, in Barcelona. Today more than 45 years later, ASCASO is still a family owned business, now selling its products in more than 50 different countries.
Features: • Made of 100% stainless steel with brushed stainless steel housing in a steel range that maintains clean lines with a robust feel • 325cc brass boiler with a 3 way solenoid valve, a pressurised filter holder system and a pannarello style steam wand • Pump pressure 16 bar regulated by (over pressure valve) with stainless steel drip tray and a 2 litre capacity removable water tank • No water’ cut-off system with three separate thermostats to control temperature of coffee & steam and a coffee thermostat: boiler 100*C • Steam thermostat: 140*C with analogue temperature gauge and a solenoid valve that stops drips after the espresso is brewed.