La Marzocco Strada EP
2 Group Semi Automatic Commercial Espresso Machine
The Strada is one of the most technologically advanced traditional espresso machines with a barista friendly design. This machine has a lower profile which allows better customer engagement with their barista in a cafe.
"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 realized 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 flavor 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 flavor profile that may be difficult to attain at a constant 9 bars of pressure.
The Strada EP redefines the reliability, durability and control of the espresso machine.
The Strada EP has the capability to repeat pressure curves automatically. Once the barista has recorded a pressure curve tailored to a coffee, a simple movement of the paddle will replay the programmed curve. During the brew process, a feedback loop continuously monitors pressure and adjusts motor speed to ensure that the intended pressure is delivered to the coffee as defined by the pressure curve, ensuring precision. Moreover, the barista can interact with the customer without having to attempt to manually manipulate pressure during the brewing process." -LM