Commercial Steam Pressure at Home

by Paul Sadler

Wow - what a great time to be a home barista if you enjoy steaming milk. Until recently the typical typical steam pressure for Italian espresso machines was around 1.2 Bar and to get full commercial steam pressure of around 2 Bar you needed to spend over $5k.  

This all changed with the introduction of the latest Profitec Pro 700 and ECM Synchronika. These espresso machines have true commercial steam pressure at 2 Bar.

2 Bar is monstrous steam pressure for home steaming so I highly recommend the Profitec Pro 700 with its valves which allow you to control steam pressure on-the-run. For tips on steaming with 2 Bar of steam pressure please take a look at my Milk Workflow.