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Ascaso Dream Up Espresso Machine

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Note: This is the most up-to-date version of the Ascaso Dream Up. This model features an updated steam knob, an ESE-compatible portafilter basket, and a more temperature stable thermoblock.

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Product Description

Pulling a good shot is as much an art form as it is a recipe. So prepare your at-pressure piece de resistance in style with the Ascaso Dream Up. A stunningly-simple control cluster and analog temperature dial puts you in the cockpit over your morning brew—without the ever-distracting set of options and buttons we've grown too accustomed to. Inside, an oversized thermoblock offers stable thermal mass and quick, on-demand heat. Better, Ascaso includes a host of optional accessories like alternative brew baskets (including an ESE basket) and steam tips that lets you set up your machine just like you always wanted. Your kitchen never looked so good.

Features and Functionality of the Ascaso Dream Up Espresso Machine

  • Sleek Design - A compact, solid aluminum case offers bold lines that call to mind vintage consumer goods.
  • Quick Thermoblock - An outsized thermoblock offers quality heat retention and quick steps up or down to steam temp.
  • Accessories Abound - Ascaso includes everything you need to brew including a fantastic tamper, an optional panarello steam tip and both pressurized and nonpressurized (and ESE Pod) baskets.
  • Important Improvements - New to the Dream line, ESE pods now fit in their own (included) portafilter basket! No adapters, kits or special parts required.
  • Resourceful Reservoir - The water reservoir pulls out sideways and can be refilled without removing from the machine.
  • Gorgeous - The curvy design and clean face looks great in any kitchen.
  • Analog Operation - A manual steam wand, toggle switches and an analog temperature gauge make the Dream a joy to use.
  • Tremendous Tamper - The included polished tamper is solid and has fantastic fit and finish. And, since the portafilter is a tad smaller than the average, this is a good thing.
  • Water Tank Woes - A water sensor or internal float design would be a welcome addition to the water tank.
  • Simplistic - Minimalist—for better or worse—design means your grind, tamp and technique must be on-point for good nonpressurized shots.
SCG Staff Says... There's something to be said about simplicity, and the Dream's retrofuturistic 1950s design—complete with analog toggles and a temperature gauge—pairs well with its no-frills operation.
How Does it Compare?

Ascaso's recent machine update adds a newly designed portafilter, which can now accept ESE pods without the need for a special adapter! Also, the thermoblock is now lined in stainless steel and the steam wand assembly sports a better sealing connection to help eliminate leaks and scale.

Tips and Tricks

Make sure to brace the base of the Dream while tightening in the portafilter.

Additional Information

Model Number No
Manufacturer Ascaso
Width 10 inches
Depth 13.75 inches with portafilter
Height 11 inches
Watts 1000W
Volts 120V
Programmability No
Case Material Aluminum
Boiler Material Stainless Steel-lined Aluminum
Cup Clearance 3.5 inches
Reservoir Size 48 ounces
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 57mm
Available Portafilters E.S.E Pods, Pressurized and Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 5 minutes
Warm Up: Steam Time 1 minute 22 seconds
Boiler Design Thermoblock
NSF Certified No
Pod Friendly Yes - without adaptation
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto Shut Off No
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma No
Material Aluminum

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Hi - Any idea when this may be in stock?
jason on Nov 30, 2016
Best Answer: Very soon! I'd recommend signing up for in stock notifications.

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Hi, is this is only available in 3 colors from your website?
Desiree d on Mar 16, 2017
Best Answer: Currently yes! We are looking at expanding our offerings however. What color are you looking for?
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Mar 17, 2017
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Is this an v3?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2017
Best Answer: Hello! Ascaso doesn't actually use 'versions' in their manufacturing schema, version numbers are an affectation used by other retailers who import infrequently. We source our Ascaso Machines direct from their factory in Spain, and reorder every other month. These are the latest model, with a manufacture date of late 2016. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Feb 27, 2017
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does it really take 5 minutes for it to warm-up?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2016
Best Answer: Yep! Though I'd recommend a warming flush of water through the portafilter before brewing.

Hope this helps!
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Warranty Information for the Ascaso Dream Up Espresso Machine

What it Covers: Ascaso equipment
Length: 1 year parts and labor
Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear
Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at
Notes: Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the Ascaso Dream Up Espresso Machine

  • Wipe down the machine with a soft microfiber cloth.
  • Brush out brew head after every use.
  • Soap out drip tray and reservoir weekly.

  • User Manuals for your Ascaso Dream Up Espresso Machine

    Ascaso Espresso Machines User Manual


Excellent - Very happy with my purchaseReview by Dave
I bought this about a month ago. So far so good. Several of my friends have espresso makers that I have used (that ranged in price from $500 to $1,000). This one is just as good if not better than all of them. If you're thinking of buying an espresso maker I think you would be very happy with this one. (Posted on 3/18/2017)

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