The Factory by Gaggia has a chrome base, steam pressure gauge and traditional steam wand all wrapped in a slick Chrome body for the true Barista. By lifting the lever, a piston inside the group is raised allowing water under pressure to infuse the coffee in the filter holder. The lever is then lowered causing the piston to force the water through the coffee and into your cup making one or two cups of perfect caf? quality espresso! The machine has a water level site gauge located on the side of the machine. Capable of making 16, 2oz cups. Make all of your favorite cappuccinos or lattes with a machine that has old world elegant ambiance!