La Marzocco: FB80 MP (Mechanical paddle)


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. We use their machines in all our locations and they never miss a beat.

This is the MP (mechanical paddle) version of the FB80, available in 2, 3 & 4 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 pre-infusion.

Mechanical Paddle:

Mechanical Paddle The mechanical paddle is inspired by the original mechanical group used on the La Marzocco GS – the first dual-boiler espresso machine with saturated groups (1970). This valve system enables the barista to saturate the coffee with low pressure (line pressure) water before applying the full 9 bars of pressure. While more complex, this dynamic system allows the barista to control the variable of pre-infusion and reduce channeling for a more balanced extraction.

Official product description:

The FB80 was manufactured for the 2006 World Barista Championship in Bern to mark the company’s 80th anniversary and was named to commemorate the anniversary as well as the founding brothers since “FB” stands for Fratelli (brothers) Bambi. While equipped with GB5 technology, it is fitted with panels that can be produced in any RAL colour or decorated with artwork or logos. It is ideal for locations where quality in the cup and design are equally important.

A dynamic preheater assembly ensures that water entering the coffee boiler is precisely 170 degrees F. 170 degree F water replaces hot water exiting the group, reducing temperature swings in the coffee boiler. An algorithm-based PID temperature controller further reduces temperature fluctuation in the coffee boiler. The group cap, which was designed by Piero Bambi, and an integrated ruby flow restrictor reduces channelling to ensure that water never leaves the saturated area of the coffee boiler,hence eliminating the introduction of temperature instability during brewing.

 

Features:

  • Dual boiler
  • Digital display
  • Dual PID (Brew & steam boiler/s temperature control)
  • Saturated groups
  • Hot water economiser
  • Ruby flow restrictors
  • Portafilters & precision baskets

Options:

  • Cup warmer
  • Taller cup version (For take away)
  • Barista lights
  • High legs
  • Auto steam
  • Personalised colour

La Marzocco equipment comes with a full 1 year parts & labour warranty with Machina.  See our terms and conditions for further information

For more information on price, terms, specification and features, please contact us

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