La Marzocco FB/80 4 Group Automatic Volumetric Dosing Espresso Machine
Featuring PID temperature controls, solid-state relays, pre-heating system and adjustable steam flow. The FB/80 takes temperature stability to a new level, electronically monitoring all machine functions. Saturated brewing groups and dual-boiler technology inside. Ideal for locations where top quality in the cup & design are equally important.
- Dual-boiler technology and saturated brewing groups.
- Steam Boiler Capacity: 14.5 Liters.
- Coffee Boiler Capacity: 6.8 Liters.
- Automatic-Volumetric Dosing.
- 4 Groups.
- Stainless steel boilers & brewing groups.
- PID temperature control (proportional integral derivative).
- Brew water pre-heating system.
- Multifunction keypads and digital display.
- Customized steam valve with adjustable steam flow.
- Omni-directional stainless steel steam wands.
- Hot water economizer.
- High wattage heating elements.
Options (call for more info):
- High base (for larger cups sizes).
- High legs.
- Cup warmer.
- Auto steam.
- Custom colors (standard is metallic red or metallic blue antigua).
- Portaflon kit with coated portafilters and steam wands.
- Barista lights.
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$81.98It can be difficult in the world of specialty coffee to find a brewer that not only looks fantastic but also produces a fantastic product. Eva Solo has done an exceptional job of combining both elements into the Cafe Solo. The Solo seems a little strange upon first glance for the very reason that it may be the first coffee brewer of its kind: one that is clothed. The designers at Eva Solo had the ingenious idea of using the same material that keeps divers warm (neoprene) and wrapping it around the glass carafe... thus keeping the coffee hot during the 4 minute brewing period.
Not only are its looks something to take seriously, but the Solo's coffee is not to be underestimated. Because of its use of "total immersion" brewing (similar to that of a french press), the grounds are evenly and completely submersed in water. This provides extraction that is difficult to achieve by other methods of brewing. It is advisable, however, that once the 4 minutes of extraction is complete, the coffee should be immediately served or transferred into a thermal pot (we recommend one of the Zojirushi carafes). This will prevent over-extraction from taking place which results in a bitter tasting coffee.
The Cafe Solo is unquestionably a unique and exceptional specialty coffee manual brewer. Because of its simple usability and superior design, the Cafe Solo is a force to be reckoned with in the specialty coffee world.
For most companies it's hard to find motivation for pushing out new products if you find yourself on top already. This is not, however, the case with La Marzocco. The Italian based espresso machine manufacturer continues to push the envelop when it comes to innovations in espresso machine technology. The newest line from La Marzocco continues their progression in the specific areas of temperature stability and pressure profiling. We've discussed the Strada Electronic Paddle version in detail in our Strada EP blog post and listing for the 2 Group Strada EP. The Strada Mechanical Paddle employs technology similar to the Mechanical Paddles on other La Marzocco models but with a few new features including individual pressure gauges, digital PID control, and dedicated group boilers.
The Fretta Iced Coffee Brewer is Hario's answer to brewing the perfect cup of iced coffee. Hario has combined their famous V60 brewer with a decanter and plastic diffuser to assure that the coffee is quickly cooled by hitting ice immediately after the brewing process. This quick heat transition is important in conserving the flavor of the coffee. The Fretta comes with 10 size 02 paper filters. We recommend that you purchase extra filters as well. To do this select filters as an add-on from the options on the right or go to our Hario 02 filter listing. Also recommend is a pouring kettle. We offer both the Hario Buono Kettle as well as the Kalita Wave Pot Kettle in the drop-down menu on the right.