Elektra MicroCasa SemiAutomatica Copper/Brass ART.SX

Elektra MicroCasa SemiAutomatica Copper/Brass ART.SX


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One year manufacturer's warranty PLUS one year extended warranty.

NOTE: For home use only. These machines are hand crafted and may have slight indentations or surface "blemishes" that add to uniqueness of the machine. Please also review Notes and Warning section.

Established by the Fregnan family in 1947 in Treviso, Italy, the Elekta Company has created a lasting legacy of designing gorgeous machines that produce outstanding espresso. They believe in creating espresso machines that have attributes that are both modern and traditional. The Micro Casa Semiautomatica is a perfect example of one of these machines – it’s design is truly elegant and still has all the latest technology to provide great performance. As evidence of their technological advancements, the Elektra Company owns over 25 patents on espresso machine and equipment innovations. Users of this machine say the espresso it brews and the micro foam it creates are second to none.


Key Features

  • Appearance – beautiful, long lasting chrome (or including a copper and brass finish depending on model) finish with beautiful Elektra Eagle as a crowning emblem on the dome of the espresso machine. See photos for a complete idea of beauty!
  • Pressure gauge – Easily monitor the steam pressure in the Micro Casa Semiautomatica’s boiler by looking at a needle on the espresso machine’s pressure gauge. Extract at the ideal temperature when the needle is pointing to the green zone.
  • Boiler pressure relief valve – To prevent boiler damage and for safety, the boiler is equipped with a pressure relief valve and safety thermostat.
  • Brass heat exchange boiler – The Micro Casa Semiautomatica has a brass heat exchange boiler system that is designed for enhanced water temperature stability – something that is critical in producing the best espresso. The temperature stability that the boiler system provides is also ideal for producing dry steam that is needed to make the best micro foam.
  • Three way solenoid valve – relieves pressure and dries out coffee after espresso extraction. This helps reduce dripping and allows users to make additional shots more easily.
  • Water reservoir – 2 liter (67 ounce) reservoir that can be easily refilled (manual switch for boiler) from the top for continuous water delivery for brewing. Machine does not have to shut down like hand lever models do.
  • Portafilter – High quality portafilter with beautiful wooden handle. 58mm filter basket size.
  • 800 watt heating element – Armor-plated
  • Unit stability – With a large, round, 10 inch diameter base, the Micro Casa Semiautomatica is designed for stability on your countertop.
  • Water level sight glass – indicates water level in boiler.
  • Semi-automatic / pump operated espresso machine – pump delivers water to the grouphead and refills boiler. Semi-automatic system allows users to control the volume of water used for espresso shots.
  • Easy to use controls – With one switch for power, one for brewing and one for boiler refill, the controls on the Micro Casa Semiautomatica are designed for ease of use. For steam control, the espresso machine has a twist knob that allows users to quickly turn the steam on or off.
  • Only assembly required is the attachment of the steam wand
  • Warranty: Two year parts and labor limited to manufacturers defects
  • Power: 110 volts only, 60 Hz, 15 Amp
  • Measurements: 23" H x 10" W x 10" D (58cm H x 26cm W x 26cm D)
  • Manufactured in Treviso, Italy
  • For home use only

Professional Reviews

Buyers Guide for the Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica

Jim Schulman of has done an outstanding professional review of the Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica. The review is very detailed and covers the following topics:

Detailed Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica Professional Review

Mark Prince of did a very thorough review of the Elektra Semiautomatica several years ago and is still a trusted source to this day.

Topics of the review include the following:

Videos from Users and Reviewers

Tutorial on the Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica

Nice video of a user showing you the machine and how to operate it.


Elektra Semiautomatica – the Perfect Espresso

This is a short video that shows the Elektra Semiautomatica producing a great shot of espresso. It’s not an informational video, but it’s always nice to see a machine in action before you purchase one.


The Elektra Microcasa Espresso Machine in Use

Beautiful footage of the espresso machine and the espresso it produces.



Warranty Note: Please note that it is very important to use 'softened water' in these machines, as well as all espresso machines. Hard water will cause these machines to malfunction, and Elektra will not cover the parts warranty due to hard water. In addition, it is extremely important to run the a leva and Semiautomatica machines with water at least 25% full in the sight glass. Running these models with a water level lower than this can cause heating element damage which will not be covered under warranty as this is not a manufacturer's defect. If you return the unit with a damaged heating element, you will be charged for the repair, and the repair charge will be deducted from the credit.

The exterior color, which includes a clear coat finish, will naturally change as each each Elektra machine ages. The inside of the water reservoir will discolor with the use of hard water (high in magnesium and/or calcium) or distilled/purified water. These items would not be covered under warranty as they are not considered manufacturer's defects.

The water in the boiler is not used to make coffee. The water to make coffee comes directly from the reservoir and passes through a pipe in the bottom boiler for flash heating. If cold water passes through this pipe, the change in temperature will cause the boiler water (sight glass) to fluctuate. The only time the water level in the sight glass should change is when

a) the steamer is used and the water level drops, or
b) the red button on the left hand side of the base is depressed and held to refill the boiler.

There is a safety feature on this machine when water is not pumped into the boiler on initial startup. If this isn't performed correctly, the safety kicks off and the machine will have to be reset. On the bottom of the machine underneath the yellow cap there is a reset button for the safety thermostat.

Paint remover can be used to remove the paint from copper and brass parts. Elektra uses varnish to paint the parts.

To learn more about this espresso machine, read's Buyer's Guide to the Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica.


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  • Review of Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica

    Posted by Jim Dearing on 10th Mar 2016

    This is the most beautiful home espresso and cappuccino machine on the market. The unit is very well built and consistently extrudes excellent espresso and froths milk very well. Espresso Outlet had the best price on this machine, and Joe was terrific in answering my questions and providing service. I quickly received the machine in perfect condition and it started right up. You have to enjoy the culinary process of brewing espresso to love Elektra machines. This machine requires considerable consistency of beans, roast, grind, and high quality milk. If you keep those variables constant, for example so that you always are buying the same coffee beans, then you can easily practice with this machine and perfect your technique. The reward is worth it. Thanks to Joe and the team at Espresso Outlet.

Returns Policy
We have a 60 day return policy (Starting November 24th, 2017) on espresso machines and grinders designed for home use (exceptions below). If you return within 30 days, you get a full refund minus shipping costs. If you return after 30 days, you get a store credit. Unlike our competitors – this is a 60 day trial period. Most competitors only allow 30 day returns if the product hasn’t been used. Many competitors will also charge expensive restocking fees if you read the fine print. The customer will receive a refund if the item is returned in like new condition, with all accessories that came with it, with all original, undamaged packaging, clean and packaged according to the specifications we provide. If the product is returned in this condition you will receive a full refund (or store credit if over 30 days) minus all shipping costs. We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee as outlined in our terms and conditions if the product is not returned as specified above.

There are the following exceptions to the 60 day return period: La Cimbali Junior Casa, Vesuvius by Ambient, Quick Mill Andreja Profiles, Vibiemme Double Domobar V4, Rocket R60, Rancilio Epoca, parts, accessories and all products listed under the commercial business section, here For these exceptions all sales are final. See our terms and conditions for additional details.

Free shipping with most orders - you must be located in the lower 48 continuous states and there is a minimum order amount of $29. An exception to this is commercial espresso machines and espresso machines that require shipment on a pallet via Less Than a Truckload. This is sometimes included free, but contact us for details.

In stock items that ship via UPS usually ship within 1 to 2 business days. Heavier products such as commercial espresso machines are shipped via freight truck strapped to a pallet and it generally takes 1 to 3 business days to benchtest and arrange shipment. Transit times depend on the distance being shipped, but this map provides a general idea of shipment times in business days for items shipped via UPS. Freight truck shipment usually takes 3 to 8 business days depending on distance.

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IMPORTANT: Water quality is a very important aspect of your espresso machine longevity. Water that is too hard will cause limescale buildup, which is the number one reason for operating problems. Too pure water, such as ultra pure RO water or distilled water can cause the machine to overfill, since the water level probe needs some minerals in the water to detect water. Use softened water that is about 50ppm in hardness. More info

PLEASE NOTE: Most machines and grinders are inspected for damage after being shipped from overseas. This means most boxes will have signs of being opened even though they are brand new products. This is done to ensure that the equipment made the international shipment in good condition and working order.

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT NOTE: Most commercial equipment ships on a pallet and has to be bench tested prior to shipment. For this reason, commercial equipment usually ships out three to five business days after the order is received. Some commercial equipment is also special order and/or has limited availability, so please check with us prior to placing an order. Check terms and conditions page for terms relating to commercial equipment.