Move over Rancilio Silvia, the Crossland Coffee CC1 Version 1.5 espresso machine is here. And it’s got credentials in spades: an innovative PID built right into the interface, thermoblock-enhanced steam and even more intuitive controls for perfecting your shot and keeping it consistently delicious. One of the biggest complaints espresso enthusiasts have about other machines at this level is temperature variance. The Crossland CC1 espresso machine minimizes that variance with a programmable interface that displays the brew temperature right on the front of the machine. Easily discover the programmed settings you enjoy and keep them that way, no guessing games involved.
Features and Functionality
Installed PID – The easily readable PID displays the brew temperature predominantly on this machine’s interface.
Thermoblock-Enhanced Steam – Pulling water from the boiler and through a thermoblock means you’ll be able to switch quickly between steaming and brewing. This also means your boiler is constantly being refilled during the steam function, so no risk of burning it out.
Large Water Reservoir – The two liter water reservoir on this machine makes it easy to keep the shots and steam coming fast without having to worry about filling the tank every couple of drinks. Keep it clean, though, and don’t leave water sitting in there too long.
Programmable Pre-Infusion – Did we mention consistency? The Crossland Coffee CC1 has the option for programmable pre-infusion, removing any inconsistency by pre-soaking the grinds prior to extraction to make sure the most flavor comes out of your pull.
Shot Timer – No need to use the fingers, or the “one banana, two banana” trick to time your shots, just watch as the handy timer on the CC1 does all the work for you.
58mm Portafilter – Pretty much the industry standard these days, this machine uses a full 58mm portafilter.
Articulating Steam Wand – This machine makes it easy to get your pitcher in the right position for steaming your milk, as it can rotate easily on it’s swivel base.
Programmable Options – The Crossland Coffee CC1 has three programmable menu selections, making it easy to remove pesky variables from your brewing process. Sort of a “set it and forget it” type deal.
Programmability – The CC1 enables you to set different variables, such as pre-infusion and brew time, so it’s easier to make coffee the way you like every time.
Built-In PID – Temperature variance is a thing of the past with this machine’s built-in thermostat displayed right on the interface.
Compact – With all of the features on the CC1, we’d expect it to have a larger footprint. That’s not the case; it won’t take up much space on your countertop.
Steam Power – The steam is not as powerful as a dual boiler due but the thermoblock function allows it to compare favorably to other single boilers.
Digital Screen – We know some users have an aversion to digital screens because they can malfunction sooner than expected.
SCG Staff Says…
The drip tray can be a little tricky to remove if you’re not used to it. Pull up on the front of the tray and slide it out at an angle.
How Does it Compare?
The Crossland CC1 Version 1.5 is a well engineered machine capable of finely tuned settings with the integrated PID, and an improved diffuser block to retain more heat. This updated version has also hidden the solenoid discharge valve internally.
Tips and Tricks
Pre-heat the portafilter in the brewhead. Pre-froth your milk before pulling espresso shots. Experiment with the CC1’s PID to hit the temperature sweet spot.
Model Number 1001.01
Manufacturer Crossland Coffee
Width 10.00 inches (with steam knob)
Depth 12.00 inches
Height 15.50 inches (with cup rail)
Product Weight (lbs.) 30.0000
Programmability PID, Pre-infusion, Profiles, Shot Time, Temperature
Case Material Stainless Steel
Boiler Material Stainless Steel
Cup Clearance 4.0 inches
Boiler Volume 17 ounces
Reservoir Size 68 ounces
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 58mm
Available Portafilters Bottomless, Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 9:11
Boiler Design Single Boiler and ThermoBlock
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off No
Auto On No
Material Stainless Steel