The innovative front slide-in portafilters with automatic blocking system are much more ergonomic and easy to operate than the traditional portafilters with manual hookon System. The use of specific single or double portafilters ensures the perfect quality in the cup because the filters are dimensioned and shaped to contain the proper amount of coffee. Portafilters, like those on a traditional machine, are always in contact with the heated group ensuring maximum temperature stability throughout a very busy day.
All innovations on HYbrid are brought together in a compact form designed to save valuable space on the counter with a more practical and efficient working environment. Fewer actions and no movement of the operator are required to activate the machine: the result is thus a more relaxed and harmonious style of working of the operator.
“Each of us conceives it in a different way, conjuring up its nuances according to our particular and variable tastes: intense or creamy aspect, sweet or pungent aroma, lungo or ristretto, persistant and pleasant retrotaste. Yet, for each of us, at whichever latitude and time of the day, a coffee break is a moment of intense vibrant pleasure, a moment suspended in time so as to be almost hedonistic. In order for the pleasure of a good coffee to be made available to all, Astoria has created HYbrid, a new generation of coffee machines that offer a unique coffee extraction (such as is only found on traditional machines) conjugated with the ease of use of a fully-automatic. With HYbrid the rite of coffee making becomes Easy Pleasure: easy to prepare for the operator, pure pleasure for the coffee lover. Easy Pleasure. A sip of coffee is like a tender kiss: it envelops you.”