The Storm coffee machine is a mix of craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. With Storm, a barista is free to express himself/herself and his/her own experimentation skills through simple and comfortable actions.

The Storm coffee machine is search of values that were believed to have been lost to passing time, but were brought back to life thanks to a new cultural and craftsmanship approach that, in a short while, has propagated across the world. Delivered coffee is at the center of every concern. The baristas’ gestures are the protagonist of the scene and have highly symbolic value.
The relationship between who operates the coffee machine and who enjoys a cup of coffee is revolutionized: the barista who, with almost maniacal dedication, has chosen the grains, as well as the roasting and brewing steps can offer rituals of preparation and narration.

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Ambassadors

Caleb Cha

Australia

WLAC Champion 2015

«The most challenging aspect of Latte Art is to create a precise model that is the fruit of imagination. I love to design, and, therefore, being able to shape my creativity thanks to Storm's performance is great! Being able to leverage the quality of its dry steam is fundamental for great results!»

Michalis Dimitrakopoulos

Greece

WCIGS Champion 2016

«Every coffee can get better if it is paired with the right kind of spirit. My work is a continuous experiment to find the right balance among all ingredients. The Storm coffee machine allows customizing the brewing process optimally, thanks to the pre-infusion control, pressure and temperature ... the most that can be asked of a machine!»

Arnon Thitiprasert

Thailand

WLAC Champion 2017

«Since I started working as a barista, I have been committed to finding new designs, each single day. This is the fun part! I've traveled to more than thirty countries to explore coffee culture in the world: a barista should be familiar with the entire coffee production process. A very low machine allows getting in touch - immediately - with whoever is tasting my coffee!»

Total control of the manual dispensing

Storm is a competition machine that guarantees total control of the manual dispensing of mono-origin coffee and, at the same time, is suitable for use according to memorized brewing curves, which can enhance perfume and aromatic notes constantly.

Technique you can learn, but real passion is the sum of dedication and pride.

The anti-scalding, cantilevered steam wand offers great safety and easy return movement to the drip tray, when the machine is idle. Super Dry is the innovative system that keep steam dry and with minimal initial condensation, guaranteed by a second heating spout which dissolves any condensation.
Since the moment of wand activation, performance can be extended even with two open steam wands, without any yield loss and with full pressure control.

The design

Storm has taken into account the barista’s movement requirements and his/her need to operate the leverages to adjust coffee according to targeted taste and conception. The analog functions that enhance the customized brewing curves are also accompanied by digital storage
functions of settings. Storm’s refined design is the result of a cooperation that Astoria has maintained for years with Adriano Design, a Turin based studio, which is one of the most important and renowned design studios in Italy, honored with the most prestigious national and international prizes such as the Compasso d’Oro international award.

Innovation and practicality

The fully innovative suspended drip tray features a formal tray which supports the cup during brewing. Indeed, the cup is no longer hidden from the machine, but rests on a plate, as if it were a prima donna on stage. This design also produces practical effects because the drip tray, with its rounded lines, is easy to clean.

Customizable noble materials

Enhanced by wood accents which can be personalized with different wood types and stains, the Storm coffee machine arouses emotions and was built in tune with the most technologically accurate studies.

Adjustable feet

Storm is an easy to recognize machine with strong personality, raised on its feet but among the lowest in the category and to be placed on the counter to engender a front-line bartender-client relationship.

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Components

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1. Steam Wand

The Barista Attitude anti-scalding, cantilevered steam wand offers great safety and easy return movement to the basin, when the machine is idle. Super Dry is the innovative system that keep steam dry and with minimal initial condensation, guaranteed by a second heating spout which dissolves any condensation.
Since the moment of wand activation, performance can be extended even with two open steam wands, without any yield loss and with full pressure control.

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2. Brewing curve

In the FRC version, the brewing curve is handled directly by the barista through a manual drive paddle placed next to the group. All brewing peculiarities are at the barista’s discretion; Storm allows customizing each cup according to his/her needs.
It is possible to set the display curve by relying on five parameters; changing one or more parameters can change the organoleptic features of the coffee being prepared. The brewing curve can be independently programmed, both between groups and with each cup.
1. Quantity of pre-infused water: the ideal amount of water will be released by entering the amount of grams in the filter holder.
2. Pre-infusion time: the greater the value set, the shorter the pre-infusion time, which also determines the actual rate during coffee making.
3. Value that changes the brewing curve: the higher the value, the higher the delivery rate.
4. Amounts in milliliters with which extraction speed can be changed during coffee making, reaching the minimum value to ensure a perfect cup of coffee.
5. The extraction rate changes during brewing until reaching the minimum value to ensure a perfect cup of coffee; the higher the value, the quicker the drop.

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3. LED lights

To make Storm usable under any light condition and ensure that coffee is optimally viewed inside the cup, the work counter features LED lights, whose intensity can be adjusted from the display directly by the user.

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4. Competition key

The group cover houses a 5” display and an electromechanical competition key that, once positioned exactly above the filter holder, allows its coupling and manual start-up in a single movement.
By acting on the hidden screw, it is easy to remove the crankcase for maintenance work on it and on the display.

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5. Filter holders

The Storm’s filter holders are made of treated oak wood. Ergonomics and balance make it the perfect companion of every barista.

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6. 5" Display

Storm is equipped with a capacitive 5” display per group, with which it is possible to:
- Program the brewing curves for each group
- Set the dispensing temperature for each group
- Display the graph of the last coffees prepared
- Set the power saving mode
- Program doses
- Display counters
- Wash group
- Change hot water temperature
- Connect to the Cloud Server

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7. Side / rear panel

The side/rear panel is mechanically connected by screws embedded in the frame; the removal of side panels is simplified, which makes access to the Storm’s internal parts easier. The electronic control unit can be accessed by removing the left panel.
The tilting compartment allows accessing the electrical and electronic components of the power supply system directly from the heater cover front panel, without any need to remove parts from the rear.

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8. Green Line

Green Line: low environmental impact, reduces consumption up to 47.6% *compared to traditional coffee machines. Thanks to innovative software that manages the standby automatic system during breaks, night-time energy-saving function and intelligent temperature regulation, Storm distributes power only where and when needed. In addition, Storm automatically puts one or more groups into standby mode when the workload decreases, reverting to full-time mode as warranted by circumstances.

* Datum certified by Intertek - ETL SEMKO, an independent body dealing with safety testing and product certification.

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9. Steam Boost

Storm is equipped with the SB (Steam Boost) option, which can be activated by the technician during installation or is available in the Extreme Steam Boost version, which can maximize the efficiency of steam production, as needed.
SB increases steam production by activating the heating units even during high-volume espresso making (alternating power between service and coffee heating units).
In the ESB version, however, steam production is maximum, all heating units on Storm can be activated at the same time, minimizing the recovery time of the machine (maximum absorbed power for 2GR 5800/6315 W and 3GR 7333/7985 W).

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10. Water and power cables cover

The loading and unloading hoses and feed inputs are connected within a cylindrical structure that makes the visible part of the machine more elegant and neat. As a result, cables and hoses are directly connected to the hole on the counter, avoiding the exposure of cables typical of raised machines.
The structure also includes two lateral holes for the passage and insertion of the grinders’ power feed.

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11. Oak wood support

Storm rests on treated oak wood supports that ensure durability and cleanliness.
The feet are made of polished stainless steel, and fitted with single (10mm) front and rear adjustment to ensure that Storm perfectly rests on the counter.

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12. Adjustable drip tray

Adjusting the machine’s drip tray allows baristas keeping the cup at the most appropriate level. Ordinary cleaning operations are also more fluid and homogeneous thanks to the machine’s rounded shape, while washing is made easy by two slider lanes that allow the insertion and the frontal extraction of the drip tray.

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Versions

Multiboiler

Standard features

Electronic cup warmer

LED-lit work counter

LED backlit with light-intensity change

Energy Saver: automatic On/Off and Standby

Mode of use: comfort (machine always active), weekly programming (programming of time slots for standby), Eco (self-learning based on machine operation)

Views: time, brewing temperature, brewing chart, brewing pressure (on FRC version, for each group)

Machine parameters export

Counts: number of coffee and hot water delivered, liters of water consumed, warning refrigeration filters, grinder wear and tear, number of washings performed

Digital boiler pressure display and control

Digital delivery pressure display

USB port

User interface: a display for each group; choice of skin type.

Maintenance: servicing for scheduled maintenance

Languages (Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Russian)

Customizable screensaver

Dose programming

Coffee recipes: possibility of parameter settings for different types of coffee

Drip tray and feet height adjustable

Barista Attitude: anti-scalding steam wand

Super Dry: dry steam dispensing system

Steam Boost (SB): activated by the technician, depending on the operating needs of the machine

Bluetooth

Configuration of brewing curves for each key

Hydraulic circuit efficiency control system

Multiboiler

Optionals

Auto-steamer

WiFi for telemetry

ESB (Extreme Steam Boost)

FRC

Standard features

Electronic cup warmer

LED-lit work counter

LED backlight with light-intensity change

Energy Saver: automatic On/Off and Standby

Mode of use: comfort (machine always active), weekly programming (self-learning based on machine operation)

Views: time, brewing temperature, brewing chart, brewing pressure (on FRC version, for each group)

Machine parameters export

Counts: number of coffee and hot water delivered, liters of water consumed, warning regeneration filters, grinder wear and tear, number of washings performed

Digital boiler pressure display and control

Digital delivery pressure display

USB port

User interfacce: a display for each group; choice of skin type

Maintenance: servicing for scheduled maintenance

Languages (Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Russian)

Customizable screensaver

Dose programming

Coffee recipes: possibility of parameter settings for different types of coffee

Drip tray and feet height adjustable

Barista Attitude: anti-scalding steam wand

Super Dry: dry steam dispensing system

Steam Boost (SB): activated by the technician, depending on the operating needs of the machine

Brewing curve and customization

Bluetooth

Configuration of brewing curves for each key

Hydraulic circuit efficiency control system

FRC

Optionals

Auto-steamer

WiFi for telemetry

ESB (Extreme Steam Boost)

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Technical features

Voltage

220 V

Maximum absorbed power

4800/5230 W

Maximum absorbed power (ESB version)

5800/6315 W

Power per group

150x2/165x2 W

Coffee water tank resistor power per group

1000x2/1090x2 W

Steam heating unit power

3000/3270 W

Steam heating unit load capacity

8.5/1.87 Lt/ UK gal

Coffee water tank load capacity

(1.2/0.26)x2 Lt/ UK gal

Weight

85/187 Kg/lb

Width

1035/40.7 mm/in

Depth

618/24.3 mm/in

Height

500/19.7 mm/in

Voltage

230/240-400/415 V

Maximum absorbed power

6400/6970 W

Maximum absorbed power (ESB version)

7333/7985 W

Power per group

150x3/165x3 W

Coffee water tank resistor power per group

1000x3/1090x3 W

Steam heating unit power

4000/4360 W

Steam heating unit load capacity

8.5/1.87 Lt/ UK gal

Coffee water tank load capacity

(1.2/0.26)x3 Lt/ UK gal

Weight

105/231 Kg/lb

Width

1175/46.2 mm/in

Depth

618/24.3 mm/in

Height

500/19.7 mm/in