La Marzocco KB90 AV Auto-Volumetric Espresso Machines | 2 or 3 Groups
- KB90 AV
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What's in the Box
- La Marzocco KB90 Auto-Volumetric Espresso Machine
- External rotary pump
- Accessory box with portafilters, baskets, backflush blind, tamper
- 3/8" braided steel water line
- 3/4" flex drain tube
Smart workflow and ergonomics are the name of the game for the KB90. When a barista is busy pulling shots and steaming milk hundreds of times per day, the repetitive motions of the job can be taxing on their body (just look up "barista wrist" and you'll see what we mean!). That's where things like the new straight-in portafilter come in: it's designed lock in and pull a shot using a more natural and less stressful movement, eliminating awkward twisting motions and offering a much gentler experience for the barista's joints. The portafilter slides into place on rails and locks upward with ease, and removing it post-shot is done with a press of the thumb on a release tab. This makes for a slightly more complicated group, but relieves a great deal of stress on the barista's body.
The KB90 also comes complete with a suite of new features, including the brand new Pro Touch wands. Unlike other cool touch steam wands on the market, La Marzocco's are made of dual wall vacuum insulated steel, which seal in the heat and keep the wand cool to the touch even after the busiest of lunch rushes. New steam valves are not only also easier on barista wrists - with a smaller turning radius to engage full steam power - they are designed to be rebuilt more quickly and easily, allowing a tech to shut off steam at the boiler so they can swap out o-rings and rebuild the valve without having to shut the machine down entirely.
Auto Brew Ratio
With optional drip tray scales, the KB90 is able to pull shots with Auto Brew Ratio mode. ABR allows the barista to weigh a dose in the portafilter directly on the shot scale, and the machine will pull a perfect shot to your desired output ratio. ABR machines can also be run in Mass Mode, so you can instead pull shots to your desired output weight directly into your cups. And with Drip Prediction, the KB90 is able to predict when to cut the flow to the shot to make sure your beverages are consistently tasting their best.
KB90 Spec Sheet
KB90 Parts Catalog
KB90 User Manual
KB90 Installation Guide
Four programmable volumetric profiles per group
Saturated groups, boiler insulation, and pre-heat system for thermal stability
Digital display with PID temperature control
Optional Auto Brew Ratio scales available
1 year parts warranty/13 months labor warranty
|Specifications||2 Group||3 Group|
|Coffee Boiler Capacity (liters):||1.8||3.4|
|Steam Boiler Capacity (liters):||3.5||7|
|Dimensions HxWxD (inches):||17.5 x 32 x 24.5||17.5 x 41.5 x 24.5|
|Voltage:||208-240 V, 60 Hz single phase||208-240 V, 60 Hz single phase|
|Amp Service Required:||30||50|
|Certifications:||UL-197, NSF-8, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 109||UL-197, NSF-8, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 109|
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.