Constructed from solid brass, and with no electronics or moving parts (apart from a spring) 9Barista is engineered to last a lifetime.
Small & versatile
Small, compact and perfectly formed, 9Barista works on any cooker, from electric hobs including induction, to gas or Aga and even on a camping gas stove!
Made in the UK
9Barista is designed and manufactured in the UK, with all machines shipped directly from our headquarters here in Cambridge.
Cost & speed
9Barista uses fresh ground coffee, not pods. If you add up the cost, 9Barista will pay for itself within about a year. It’s also fast – only 3-5 minutes to make an espresso from cold.
Congratulations on a fantastic product – it’s ingenious and beautiful
James Hoffmann, World Barista Champion 2007
I’ve reviewed a lot of gadgets over the years, but few, if any, have been as astoundingly ingenious as the 9Barista
It is a beautiful looking machine, but it is also fun to use. I love the sounds it makes, the chimney of steam and then watching the coffee burble up… This is a gorgeous and solidly built machine. I simply love it.
… I’m just damn impressed with the quality of shots the 9Barista delivers, and I’m super impressed with the build quality.
Makes really great espresso! Very easy to use and easy to clean.
I just really like how you ran the whole project. And the finished product is just awesome!
9Barista is beautifully simple.
It has no electronics and only one moving part.
9Barista produces professional quality espresso by using a new, patented technology that sets it apart from all other espresso machines.
At its heart is a unique twin-boiler system. One boiler sets the brewing pressure, while the second regulates the brewing temperature.
The high-pressure boiler is heated on a stove top until it reaches 179ºC, increasing the pressure inside to 9 bar precisely.
At 9 bar pressure the spring-loaded valve opens, allowing water to flow from the high pressure boiler into the coil heat exchanger.
As the high pressure water from the first boiler passes through the coil, it is cooled from 179ºC to 100ºC, while remaining at 9 bar pressure. The water then passes through the fin heat exchanger where it is cooled further to 93ºC.
Now the water is at precisely the right pressure and temperature to pass through the ground coffee, producing a perfect crema-cloaked espresso in the cup at the top.
Simple, but at the same time, deliciously clever.
The 9Barista story
William Playford, 9Barista’s founder, has two great passions in life; jet engines and espresso coffee.
He started building jet engines as a teenager and went on to study jet engineering at Cambridge.
His love for good coffee started in Italy, slowly turning from love to something of an obsession.
But how are these two things linked?
Well, top quality espresso machines need three things to make perfect coffee: high pressures, perfectly controlled temperatures and precision engineered components. The same three things that a jet engine requires.
William decided that if anyone could engineer a small but perfectly formed home espresso machine, it was him.
Finally, five years later, 9Barista, the first ever jet-engineered stove top coffee machine was born.