Introduction to Cafelat Robot

The Robot - Manual Espresso Maker is a small, high quality manual coffee maker that makes real, awesome tasting espresso, with minimal fuss and effort. It uses few parts, no complicated electronics and only premium materials like stainless steel. All the parts for coffee are completely plastic free!

The water and coffee only contacts stainless steel, a food grade silicone piston seal and a food grade silicone top pin of the filter screen. All components are tested and we perform SGS testing on any food contact item.

The main body is made from die-cast aluminium and powder coated but does not have any contact with the water or coffee.

All you need is ground coffee, some hot water from a kettle and you are all set. The whole process is simple and takes just a few minutes - no need for any capsule machine and less plastic waste for the landfills.

The Robot is a throwback to when products were made by hand and made to last. Each part was designed and produced with the aim of making it the best it could possibly be. Each one is a labour of love and made one by one, by us at Cafelat, Hong Kong. After assembly the Robots are then tested by making 3 dummy shots up to 14 bar pressure. The units are then put through final inspection before being cleaned and packed. We, Cafelat UK, will double checked by taking photos and videos before sending the item to you.

The Robot was award best new product at the 2019 SCAA Expo in Boston.

What drinks can I make?

The Robot makes espresso shots only. You can then drink as straight espresso, add water to make an americano or even make milk drinks if you have a milk steamer. You can use fresh ground coffee with the professional basket, or you can use pre-ground coffee (e.g. Illy, Lavazza etc..) using the pressurised basket.

What do I need to be able to make coffee with the Robot?

Some hot water and some coffee. The Robot has no boiler or heater inside, so you will have to manually fill it with hot water prior to brewing.