Introducing the Alpha Dominche Steampunk Brewing System
American made, ultra-sleek and in a class entirely its own, the award-winning Steampunk offers a revolutionary new way to brew. This innovative brewing system ensures the most repeatable, flavorful extraction in every cup, brewing up to two or four cups of coffee or tea simultaneously. Its advanced controls empower baristas to set specific brew parameters for each cup, offering 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 won’t find anywhere else.
In short, the Steampunk is a first-of-its-kind for the industry providing a commercially viable single-cup brewing method for café owners, and an amazing cup of coffee or tea for their guests.
Steampunk 4.0 – The award-winning Steampunk 4.0 took home the SCAA’s Best New Product award at the 2012 expo. Check out the technicals specs, the footprint and a gallery of photos on its product page.
Steampunk 2.0 – The Steampunk 2.0 is about half the size of the 4.0 — offering an accessible brewing machine for cafe’s and restaurants without sacrificing quality or efficiency. Check out the technicals specs, the footprint and a gallery of photos on its product page.
Steampunk MOD – The Steampunk MOD 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, the footprint and a gallery of photos on its product page.
Electrical & Plumbing
The plumbing requirements are similar to most commercial espresso machines with a filtered cold water line in and drain line out. The boiler includes a built in vacuum break.
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. 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 meets all U.L. specifications.
The NEMA4/IP65 compliant 4.3 LED controller is a durable digital touchpad with an operating system designed to give the barista complete control and precision of the brewing parameters. This also makes it possible to simultaneously brew up to four different cups of coffee or tea, each one made to order with its own individual parameters.
The filter used on the Steampunk is a perforated metal screen that is photo-chemically milled to micro strain the coffee from the grinds. This produces clean and robust flavor profiles in every cup.
The boiler for the Steampunk 4.0 and Steampunk MOD-4 is 19.3 liters of stainless steel with a PID controlled 5700-watt heating element that provides inexhaustible steam output, able to operate 24/7. This greatly reduces the time required to brew a single cup of high-end coffee or tea, resulting in a significantly shorter customer wait time. The precision thermistors keep temperature consistent throughout the entire brew process ensuring a better tasting cup of coffee or tea.
You know the barrier that’s between you and the barista because of that giant machine blocking your view? Well, we’ve knocked that down so customers can actually see their coffee or tea being made – the entire brewing process from start to finish. In fact, the Steampunk actually puts on a compelling show.
The steam jets provide a fast and thorough cleaning method for the glass and stainless steel crucibles. When the glass chambers run the rinse cycle they are completely rinsed free of any oils from previous brews. This improves the quality and purity of every cup of coffee or tea and takes less than 30 seconds to perform. The stain-proof quartz composite mid-board makes for an easy clean and a sanitary work surface.
Made in the U.S.A.
Alpha Dominche is proud to be a part of the resurgence of industry and manufacturing in the United States. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the company’s R&D and manufacturing facilities assemble and test each and every machine. All major Steampunk components are made in America.
The Steampunk uses state-of-the-art metal filters, which means that cafés won’t have to throw out paper filters every time a coffee is brewed, and the optional paper filters are biodegradable, just like the packaging we use to ship the machine. The Steampunk also automatically shuts off at night, saving considerable energy when the machine is not in use.