• Introducing the ES3


STRIETMAN, founded by Wouter Strietman, is a company developing and designing coffee related products for the household environment. These products excel in quality and craftsmanship. Simple and reliable engineering, built to last forever. The Strietman espresso machines are produced in The Netherlands using a small-scale industrial production line. The machines are carefully assembled and tested. The ES3 espresso machine takes the art of coffee making back to its essential origin. The technology involved has been simplified and made visible in every detail. The machine is operated by hand and for full quality control you can rely on the judgement of your own senses.
Perfection, simplicity and transparency have been the leading principles during development. To safeguard reliability, security and sustainability, we prioritize CE certification and therefore our machines comply with the European standards for these devices. Strietman aims to appeal to users looking for the best possible taste from a machine that looks great because of its build quality and durable engineering. Celebrate the coffee ritual, the joy of a perfect espresso being a quality part of life. Focus on the pure simplicity, having a piece of solid traditional engineering to allow a sensory experience of coffee preparation.




Most espresso machines carry quite complicated electromechanical systems but the ES3 uses a simple and robust lever mechanism. This technology—developed in post-war Italy—gives you absolute control over the extraction process.

What makes the ES3 so special

Why is controlling the extraction process so important?

The coffee bean is a natural product and as such it is subject to subtle changes over time.  Preparing the perfect espresso involves a continuous interplay between coffee bean, grinder and espresso machine. If during your extraction of an espresso you feel that the first coffee drops appear a little later and slower than expected, you can easily adapt the extraction process by pulling the lever down just a little bit harder. After finishing the shot, you will probably adjust the grinder to a slightly coarser setting but you just might also experience a new and deeper taste quality in the stronger brew.

Mastering the brew.

As the palm of your hand leans on the lever and the espresso starts to flow, you will find that there is no system offering you more direct control than the ES3.

Furthermore, the ES3 water temperature is easily adjustable. This is very convenient because an Ethiopian bean could be most delicious if brewed on 88ºC whereas a robust Brazilian may sometimes be best extracted at 94ºC.

A clear view on the controls.

On the ES3, nothing is concealed. The open boiler shows the hot water and the filter basket contains the ground coffee. After the portafilter has been connected to the machine, you lift the lever. Then, from the top, you carefully apply counter pressure. The first droplets of coffee appear and the extraction has begun.

As the espresso flows, it is clear how quiet this machine is. You can listen to the finest Maria Callas recording while silently pulling your shot.


The ES3 has no casing. This is pure technology and form following function. The ES3 does without a concealing steel casing and there are no electronic push buttons; the machine was expressly designed from scratch with the prospect of never having a casing. In consequence, nothing can be hidden from sight. And this would be unnecessary too, because the ES3 has been manufactured using the very best materials. For safety reasons we did close off the box containing the heating element and thermostat. Every single part of this machine has been under close scrutiny because it is built to serve you for at least 20 years. Robust technology, durable materials and a design which will still match excellently in years to come.



Technical specifications:

  • It has a manual fill open boiler.
  • The water reservoir holds up to 350cc of hot water and can be refilled at any time.
  • The machine weights about 5 kilos. It is 40 cm high, 15 wide and 20 deep.
  • It uses 750 Watt. It is available in a 230v and 115v version.

The ES3 comes with:

  • A wall-mount frame for easy installment with wooden finish.
  • 3 filter baskets and a double spout for 2 cups.
  • 50mm custom tamper.
  • Anti dust lid.

Customer Reviews


“The classic male kitchen machine that finally can be appreciated by the whole family. It makes light roasted single origins taste amazing.”
—Johan Ahlgren

“Great consistency shot after shot after shot, classic lever taste hard to find these days. Once you understand the machine, no other machine gives you the same experience.”
—Arnold Moon

“There is nothing complicated and it makes exceptional espresso with ease. The ES3 is a fairly simple and straightforward machine”

“The ES3 is so refined, and there is more than a little cyber punk to the design.”



Contact Strietman

For more information or inquiries please contact us.

The 2015 ES3 press-kit is available for download here.


Eindhoven, the Netherlands

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