LUCCA A53 Direct Plumb Espresso Machine

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Color: Black


Black, next shipment arrives Jun 03.


Designed by Clive and built by La Spaziale, the LUCCA A53 Direct Plumb is a plumb-only, dual boiler espresso machine designed for small cafés or those wanting commercial power in the home. With Bluetooth connectivity and equipped with volumetric programmability and adjustable pre-infusion, it offers both coffee shop aesthetics and repeatability.

Current lead time is approximately 1-2 weeks.

Walnut and Maple come with wood panels and wood bottomless portafilter.


What you will need

Burr Grinder
Precision Scale (in grams)
Tamping Mat
Frothing Pitcher (for milk drinks)
Soft water (75-150ppm)

30-day love it guarantee

Home espresso is a big investment. We want to make sure that you are 100% in love with your new setup. You have 30 days to return your machine to us without risk. While we can't pay for the shipping on the way back if you change your mind (we absolutely will if there is a problem), we can make the rest of the process as easy as possible.

Shipping & returns

Free shipping on orders over $75. To be eligible for free shipping, the final order amount, after applying any discounts, including rewards points, must exceed $75.

Returns are accepted up to 30 days from the date the order was delivered. Smallware items must be unused. Parts are non-returnable. Open Box, Like New, and Factory Blem items are also non-returnable.

"I can’t say enough about this machine. It’s a big upgrade from my Rancilio Sylvia. Programmable shot volume and preinfusion are game changers. Steam power is awesome. The 53mm portafilter seems normal to me now and I actually prefer it to a 58. Having a direct plumbed, commercial grade machine in my kitchen is a dream come true."
Tim C.

Need to Know

What is it?

Produced by La Spaziale exclusively for Clive, based on the sturdy Vivaldi II commercial espresso machine platform. It's a dual boiler, direct plumb espresso machine with a rotary pump and a saturated group head design. It also features volumetric shot dosing, programmable pre-infusion, as well as an optional shot timer. It also comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to sync with the S1 Timer App available on Apple App Store to program automatic machine heat up and cool down by date and time.

Who is it for?

The home barista who wants commercial quality to pull perfectly extracted shots every day with commercial power that blows minds by dishing out cappuccinos after americano when friends and family are in town. All this in an espresso machine that is reliable, easy to use, and looks great on your countertop.

Why did we make it?

We saw a commercial machine with great in-home potential and turned it into one of the most versatile and well-loved home espresso machines out there. Whether you're serving the morning rush or in a rush to get to work the A53 will have you covered for every possible occasion with great shots and looks to spare. We use this machine daily at Clive HQ in Portland and can assure you it will stand the test of time.

What's Included

  • Walnut, Maple, and Bubinga come with wood panels and wood portafilter
  • LUCCA stainless steel tamper
  • Double spouted portafilter with included basket
  • Bottomless portafilter with included basket
  • Blind basket
  • 15 amp converter cord
  • Cleaning brush
  • Direct plumb kit
  • Water test trips
  • 3-year parts and labor warranty provided by Clive Coffee (home use)
  • 1-year parts (90-day labor) commercial warranty provided by Clive Coffee (commercial use)
  • 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects for wood panels

Our techs will bench-test this machine to ensure that no damage has occurred during shipping and that the machine is working just as it should. They will also adjust the pump pressure to pull shots at 9 bars out-of-box. That's the Clive way.


  • Swivel stainless steel steam arm
  • Volumetric dosing
  • Bluetooth connectivity and S1 Timer App available on Apple App Store
  • Dual pressure gauge
  • Steam tip with 4 smaller .9 mm holes
  • Programmable pre-infusion
  • Rotary pump
  • Brew boiler: Nickel-plated brass, .45L
  • Steam boiler: Nickel-plated brass, 2.5L
  • ETL certified for commercial use (conforms to NSF standard 4)

Tech Specs

Height: 15.25 in
Width: 16.50 in
Depth: 16.50 in
Weight: 62 lbs
Material: Stainless steel (Black plastic side panels, or optional wood)
Drip Tray: Matte black plastic
Drip Tray Cover: Stainless steel
Drip Tray Capacity: 1.6 L / 54 oz
Drainable Drip Tray: Yes, with optional drain kit
Water Reservoir
Reservoir or Plumbed: Plumb in only, to water line or external container using Flojet
Capacity: N/A
Material: N/A
Removable: N/A
Low Water Shutoff: N/A
Steam Wand
Material: Stainless steel
No Burn (Insulated): No
Wand Movement: Articulating, full rotation
Steam Tip Holes: 4
Optional Steam Tips: Yes
Temperature: Digital temperature control
Brew Temperature Adjustment: Individual degree, Celsius
Steam Boiler Adjustment: Individual degree, Celsius
Display Type: Light up numerical display (numbers blink to indicate heating)
Display Can Be Disabled: No
Integrated Shot Timer: No
Built-In On/Off Timer: No
Display Cleaning Reminder: No
Pre-Infusion: Yes (programmable, 0-8 seconds)
Flow Profiling: No
Volumetric Dosing: Yes
Pressure Gauges: 2, pump pressure and steam boiler pressure
Cup warming tray
Material: Stainless steel
Portafilters & Tampers
Materials: Chrome plated brass body with plastic handle
Type: Commercial 53mm (deeper baskets hold as much as 58mm equivalents)
Portafilters Included: 2 (spouted and bottomless)
Baskets Included: Double basket holds up to 18 grams, triple basket holds up to 22 grams, and backflush disk for cleaning
Tamper Included: Yes
Group head
Type: Semi-saturated, electronic solenoid activated
Maintenance: Urnex Full Circle or Cafiza backflush detergent
Material: Nickel plated brass (inside and out)
Brew Boiler Size: 0.45 L / 15.2 oz
Steam Boiler Size: 2.5 L / 84.5 oz
Warm-Up Time: 15 minutes
Steam Speed:
Brew Boiler Power: 800 W
Steam Boiler Power: 1250 W
Boilers Automatically Fill: Yes
Insulated: No
Heating Element Access: Steam boiler element accessible from top, coffee boiler accessible horizontally
Pump Type: Rotary vane, Fluid-o-Tech brand
Recommended Brew Pressure: 9 bar
Adjustable Brew Pressure: Yes
Clive Warranty: 3 year for home use, 1 year for commercial use
Other Details
Recommended Application: Home, office, or business
Commercial Certifications: ETL, conforms to NSF standard 4
Plug Type: 20 amp (comes with standard 15 amp converter)