La Marzocco: Strada EP (Electronic paddle)
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Machina product intro:
We're extremely proud to distribute La Marzocco, who we consider to be make the best espresso machines in the world. Pioneers of the espresso world, La Marzocco produce equipment that is elegant, stylish, timeless, exceptionally well built and above all - are extremely reliable. You can buy fancier, flashier machines with the latest features and lots of lights, but we have learnt through experience that when you invest in a good espresso machine, you buy functional, quality equipment that's built to last.
There's a reason why La Marzocco is the most popular brand in the market - they are tried, tested and they deliver. We use their machines in all our locations and they never miss a beat.
The Strada range are La Marzocco's high end machines, designed by baristas for baristas. They contain all the key elements that their other machines offer, but also offer some amazing features across pre-infusion, pressure profiling, temperature stability and customisation.
This is the EP (electronic paddle) version of the Strada, available in 1, 2 & 3 group models. With an electronic paddle on each group, it's perfect for settings where baristas require extra control over the extraction process, through manual or record / playback pre-infusion and pressure profiling.
Electronically controlled gear pumps provide precise, direct pressure control. Motor speed is controlled with La Marzocco’s classic paddle interface. The Electronic Paddle assures absolute and direct control of pressure at any point during the extraction and it is manually controlled by the barista. Thanks to the Strada EP technology it is possible to program and reproduce pressure profiles.
Official product description:
La Marzocco set out to design the Strada EP (Electronic Paddle) because of a shift in the market by providing the barista full control over the brewing process as never before. As more coffee roasters began moving toward direct trade and relationship coffees, we realised there was a need for a more stable, reliable and versatile machine that enabled them to showcase the very best of these coffees.
Pressure profiling allows the barista to bring out different flavour components which affect the balance and body of the shot, and produce a rounder, softer espresso that highlights brightness, sweetness and delicate notes. The Strada EP enables the barista to create that perfect expression of a particular single origin coffee as an espresso, and reproduce a flavour profile that may be difficult to attain at a constant 9 bars of pressure. The Strada EP 1 group is equipped with a self-contained 2 litre water tank that makes plumbing optional.
Paddle specifics for this model:
The Strada EP (Electronic paddle) allows you to apply carefully controlled (scalable / descalable) pressure increases and decreases throughout the extraction process. This can be applied however you wish, creating subtle or even drastic pre-infusion or drawing out the entire extraction through low pressure.
The electronic paddle version allows you to create this 'process' manually, plus gives you the option to record what you have created and play it back. Ultimately it gives you the chance to create profiles until you have designed the perfect example for your chosen coffee, and then to effortlessly recreate it each time.
- Independent boilers (per group)
- Thermal stability system
- Dual PID (Boiler / brew temperature control)
- Hot water economiser
- Taller cup version - as standard (For take away)
- Insulated boilers
- Exposed groups
- Digital display
- Manual & recordable pressure profiling
- Proportional steam valve
- Profile editor *Pressure profiles loadable via USB
- Gear pumps
- Portafilters & precision baskets
- Cup warmer
- Personalised colour
La Marzocco equipment comes with a full 1 year parts & labour warranty with Machina. See our terms and conditions for further information
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