La Marzocco GB5 S Commercial Espresso Machine EE
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What's in the Box
- La Marzocco GB5 S
- Rotary pump
- Accessories pack
- Water line and drain tube
A Sharper, Bolder GB5
The GB5 from La Marzocco cut unique curves into the corners of the straight-forward Linea shell, bringing it into the 21st century under a new name. That was over 15 years ago (2005), though, and style changes, as did the Linea itself with the introduction of the PB line. La Marzocco created the GB5 S to effectively modernize its former nod to Giovanna Bambi, replacing Donatello's Marzocco lion on the corners with Florence's fleur de lis, sharpening the lines, and bringing the internals up to date with the cutting-edge Luminaire electronics found on the Linea PB, Strada, and KB90. The S is also bolder than its predecessor, with red accents on the buttons and branding. As with any La Marzocco machine, the materials are premium, including the AISI 316L stainless steel boilers, which, more than other substances, prevent heavy metals from being dissolved into the water.
Classic Meets Contemporary
As expected on a La Marzocco machine, the GB5 S is outfitted with temperature-stabilizing features, such as saturated groups, dual PIDs, re-engineered (more efficient) water pathways, and ruby flow restrictors that resist scale. Some of La Marzocco's very recent innovations are included, too, such as easy-rebuild steam valves, accessible in seconds, on the vacuum-insulated, double-walled steam wands; easy-access flow restrictors on the brew solenoid; an automatic backflush program; and, on the AV and ABR models, dimmable LED barista lights. The GB5 S provides the barista control over boiler temperature, brewing volume, hot water tap dose, automatic cleaning cycles and more, and, because it is a connected machine, the parameters can be adjusted in the app. This machine is Cropster Cafe ready! Cropster is a monthly subscription that allows cafe owners to remotely analyze brew parameters and consistency between shots, track the number of shots brewed per day, and even add or update recipes and assign tasks from your phone. For more info, click here
GB5 S EE
This model, the EE, or semi-automatic, is on the manual end of the control spectrum. The barista starts and stops the shot by pressing the single button above the grouphead. The interface above the groups includes a display that shows all the vitals from the boiler temperatures to shot time and two manometers, one for the brew boiler and one for steam boiler, to show pressure in real time. The two steam wands, one on either side, are turned on and off by a dial, similar to the Linea, PB, and original GB5. All in all, the S proves a complete overhaul of the software and hardware found on the 2005 model.
Easy-rebuild Steam Valves
Shots Programmed by Volume or Weight (on the ABR model)
Easy-access Flow Restrictors
1 Year Parts Warranty/13 Months Labor Warranty
|29" x 25.2" x 21.4"
|38.5" x 25.2" x 21.4"
|48" x 25.2" x 21.4"
|3.5L / 7L
|5L / 11L
|3.4L x2 / 15L
Anatomy of Espresso Drinks: A How-To Guide and History of Espresso Drinks
Whether you’re actually sitting at a picturesque Italian cafe or simply visiting your local coffee shop, espresso does an extraordinary job at blending science and history to form a coffee delicacy capable of sparking a new found appreciation for the technique and art that goes into coffee, or even at times, if only for a moment, takes you to the distant land of its origins.
Espresso Machine Maintenance
You and your machine make great espresso; let's keep it that way. Taking care of your espresso equipment will ensure that it lives a long life and always does what it should. Here's your chore list.
Product Maintenance | Gasket Replacement
When it comes to giving your espresso machine a long and happy life on your bar, preventative maintenance is crucial. Regularly replacing worn out group head gaskets is an important part of that maintenance, since the gasket creates a tight seal for your portafilter.
California Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
For more information: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov