La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
Top 59%3,150 points
Top 59%
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La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group review: 26 facts and highlights

1. Has raised group heads

Raised group heads are particularly useful as it allows the use of larger cups, making it easier to make drinks such as lattes.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
37% have it

2. group heads

With more group heads, you can make more coffees at the same time. This is great for busy cafés and restaurants.
3
Rancilio Classe 9 S 4 Group: 4

3. height

475mm
Rancilio Silvia LE: 340mm

4. thickness

675mm
Rancilio Silvia LE: 290mm

5. volume

320625cm³
Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 2 Group: 211815cm³

6. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
55% have it

7. Has cup warmer

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.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
69% have it

8. Has direct water connection

The coffee machine can connect directly to the water supply. This ensures you never have to refill the machine with water.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
99% have it

9. Has PID controller

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.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
49% have it

10. Has a pre-infusion function

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.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
85% have it

11. Has a pressure gauge

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.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
85% have it

12. programmable buttons

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.
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Rancilio Classe 9 USB Tall 4 Group: 16

13. Has a rotary vane pump

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.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
30% have it

14. width

1m
Rancilio Silvia LE: 235mm

15. Has a steam wand

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group

16. steam wands

Additional steam wands allow more baristas to froth milk at the same time.
2
Nuova Simonelli Adonis 3 Group: 2

17. Has a commercial steam wand

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.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
92% have it

18. boiler size

A higher capacity boiler means that you don’t have to refill it as often.
3.9l
Rancilio Classe 9 S 4 Group: 22l

19. watts per litre

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.
1641
La Marzocco Strada MP 3 Group: 1769

20. Can brew and steam simultaneously

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.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
82% have it

21. weight

91kg
La Marzocco Linea Classic 1 Group: 4.1kg

22. Has a hot water outlet

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
97% have it

23. Has an integrated grinder

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
2% have it

24. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2
Nuova Simonelli Microbar: 2

25. Has integrated filter

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
La Marzocco Strada EP 3 Group
2% have it

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