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La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
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La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group review: specs and price

La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
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Why is La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group better than the average?

  • Group heads
    3vs2.57
  • Height
    475mmvs517.92mm
  • Volume
    320625cm³vs450187.94cm³
  • Watts per litre
    1641vs502.73
  • Warranty period
    2vs1.43

Top specs and features

General info

1.height

475mm

Best

Rancilio Silvia LE

340mm

2.thickness

675mm

Best

Rancilio Silvia LE

290mm

3.volume

320625cm³

Best

Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 2 Group

211815cm³

4.width

1m

Best

Rancilio Silvia LE

235mm

5.watts per litre

1641

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.

Best

La Marzocco Strada MP 3 Group

1769

6.weight

91kg

Best

La Marzocco Linea Classic 1 Group

4.1kg

Components

1.Has raised group heads
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

Raised group heads are particularly useful as it allows the use of larger cups, making it easier to make drinks such as lattes.

2.group heads

3

With more group heads, you can make more coffees at the same time. This is great for busy cafés and restaurants.

Best

Rancilio Classe 9 S 4 Group

4

3.Has a display
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

4.Has cup warmer
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.

For example

Nuova Simonelli Microbar

5.Has a pressure gauge
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

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.

6.Has a rotary vane pump
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

A rotary vane pump is most often found on commercial and high-end consumer machines, and offers much quieter operation compared to the more common, vibratory pump.

Water source

1.Has direct water connection
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.

2.Has PID controller
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

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.

3.boiler size

3.9l

A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.

Best

Rancilio Classe 9 S 4 Group

22l

4.Has a hot water outlet
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.

5.Has integrated filter
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.

For example

Rancilio Silvia LE

Features

1.Has a pre-infusion function
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

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.

2.programmable buttons

0

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.

Best

Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 4 Group

16

3.Can brew and steam simultaneously
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

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.

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