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.
"Over the course of two years, La Marzocco worked with the world’s finest coffee professionals to design an espresso machine. This panel of experts was named the “Street Team.” The Strada, Italian for “street,” was named in their honour.
Street Team input resulted in the most technologically advanced espresso machine featuring traditional hydraulics, semi-automatic brewing control and a barista-friendly design. This means a lower profile to invite customer engagement in a café setting, while also providing the barista with an open, expansive work area, and a design that encourages creativity and customization so that each machine can be unique.
For the first time ever, an espresso machine manufacturer asked the baristas what they wanted. In an aim to complete the Strada line of models, the Strada EE is characterized by its underlying mechanical and electronic features (semi-automatic technology) built within the design of the Strada. The initials “EE” refer to a feature whereby brewing is activated by the simple start & stop motion of the paddle on the group head, albeit with electronic pre-infusion. The Strada EE model includes individual brew boilers, proportional steam valves featuring anti-suction valves, a thermal stability system and easy-access for preventative maintenance." - LM