The Alpha Dominche Steampunk Brewing System
The award-winning Steampunk offers a revolutionary new way to brew single cup coffee and tea in three different models; the Steampunk 4.1, the Steampunk 2.1 and the Steampunk MOD 2.1.These innovative brewing systems ensures the most repeatable, flavorful extraction in every cup, brewing up to two or four cups of coffee or tea simultaneously. Its advanced controls, powered by an original Google Nexus application, empower baristas to set specific brew parameters for each cup. The Steampunk system makes it easy to create flavor profiles similar to those produced by a range of brew processes – from French press to pour-over –while also uncovering new and exciting profiles you would not find with traditional brew processes.
Steampunk 4.1 – The award-winning Steampunk 4.0 (4.1) took home the SCAA’s Best New Product award at the 2012 expo. Check out the technical specs, brewing features and a gallery of photos on its product page.
Steampunk 2.1 – The Steampunk 2.1 is about half the size of the 4.1 offering an accessible brewing machine for cafe’s and restaurants without sacrificing quality or efficiency. Check out the technicals specs, brewing featured and a gallery of photos on its product page.
Steampunk MOD 2.1 – The Steampunk MOD 2.1 is our revolutionary modular single-cup brewing system. The MOD is available as a two or four crucible kit and geared for custom bar installations. Check out the technicals specs, installation information and a gallery of photos on its product page.
Flavor and Brew Extraction
The steam aeration that takes place in the lower chamber of the crucible heats to a preset brewing temperature before the coffee is added. As the water reaches the set temperature point, the coffee or tea is lowered into the upper chamber to begin the Steampunk brewing process. The machine’s ability to customize each brew parameter (volume, temperature, extraction time, and agitation) gives the barista full control of the brew cycle ensuring the most delicious and flavorful profile in every extraction.
Every Steampunk is something of a functional work of art, super-efficient and a part of the resurgence of the American industry. Each brewer is hand assembled by Alpha Dominche right here in the U.S.A. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the company’s R&D and manufacturing facilities assemble and test each and every machine. The design features stainless steel components and anodized aluminum body panels that rest on a natural quartz-composite mid-board. The brew crucibles are made from borosilicate glass, designed to withstand temperature shifts that take place during a brew cycle.
The Steampunk interface application is powered by an Android application on a Google Nexus 7 that is directly connected to the machine. The barista-controlled parameters include volume, exposure time, temperature, agitation, filter type, temperature, extraction, and multiple steeps for brew. The Steampunk’s operating system gives the barista the ability to create, save, and share recipes making it the most repeatable brew method on the market.