67points

Expobar Office Control

44points

La Marzocco GS3

Expobar Office Control
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La Marzocco GS3
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Expobar Office Control vs La Marzocco GS3

Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3

Why is Expobar Office Control better than La Marzocco GS3?

  • Has a commercial steam wand
    ?
  • Has a 3-way valve
    ?
  • Has dry puck feature
    ?
  • Has a 58mm portafilter
    ?
  • 16.78kg lighter
    ?

    16.33kgvs33112g
  • Has integrated filter
    ?
  • Uses E61 brew group
    ?
  • 2 more programmable buttons
    ?

    4vs2

Why is La Marzocco GS3 better than Expobar Office Control?

  • Has a pressure gauge
    ?
  • Has PID controller
    ?
  • Has sleep mode
    ?
  • Has a shot timer
    ?
  • Has direct water connection
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  • 27.27% larger water tank
    ?

    3.5lvs2.75l
  • Has a display
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  • Has a rotary vane pump
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General info

1.weight

16.33kg

33.11kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
Generally, a larger capacity boiler with a higher wattage will be able to recover and replenish quicker. This is useful if making many coffees at once.
4.thickness

419.1mm

533.4mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.height

387.35mm

355.6mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

39172.25cm³

77084.75cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Components

1.Has a commercial steam wand
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
2.Has a pressure gauge
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
3.Has a steam wand
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
4.Has a 58mm portafilter
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.
5.Uses E61 brew group
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
The E61 brew group is the industry standard brew group for espresso machines, which delivers consistent, stable heat in order to help pull the perfect espresso.
6.Uses E61 group head
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
An E61 group head provides excellent temperature stability, a key aspect of producing great espresso. It also has the benefit of a passive pre-infusion feature.

Water source

1.Has PID controller
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
A PID controller controls the temperature of the boiler electronically. It offers a far greater degree of accuracy and consistency than a regular, mechanical thermostat used to control temperature. This is very important as a temperature of around 92°C to 96°C is key to pulling the perfect espresso.
2.Has integrated filter
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
3.Has a hot water outlet
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
4.Has a removable water tank
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
5.Has direct water connection
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Maintenance

1.Has dry puck feature
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
At the end of the extraction process, all moisture is removed from the puck. This allows you to easily tap out the coffee from the portafilter afterwards, reducing mess and the need to clean it as often.
2.Has sleep mode
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.

Features

1.Has a 3-way valve
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
2.Can brew and steam simultaneously
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
3.Has a pre-infusion function
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.
5.Has a shot timer
Expobar Office Control
La Marzocco GS3
The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.

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