Strada EP incorporates technologies from the aerospace and medical industries: where component failure is not acceptable
La Marzocco set out to design the Strada EP (Electronic Paddle) because of a shift in the market by providing the barista full control over the brewing process as never before. As more coffee roasters began moving toward direct trade and relationship coffees, we realized there was a need for a more stable, reliable and versatile machine that enabled them to showcase the very best of these coffees.
Pressure profiling allows the barista to bring out different flavor components which affect the balance and body of the shot, and produce a rounder, softer espresso that highlights brightness, sweetness and delicate notes. The Strada EP enables the barista to create that perfect expression of a particular single origin coffee as an espresso, and reproduce a flavor profile that may be difficult to attain at a constant 9 bars of pressure.
The Strada EP 1 group is equipped with a self-contained 2 liter water tank that makes plumbing optional.
Electronically controlled gear pumps provide precise, direct pressure control. Motor speed is controlled with La Marzocco’s classic paddle interface. The Electric Paddle assures absolute and direct control of pressure at any point during the extraction and it is manually controlled by the barista. Thanks to the Strada EP technology it is possible to program and reproduce pressure profiles.
Repeatable pressure profiling
absolute and direct control of pressure at any point during extraction – with 4 programmable pressure profiles and one fly by wire mode per group.
Individual internal gear pumps
one gear pump per group delivers stable, dependable pressure control, while reducing the need for regular steam valve maintenance.
with real time pressure and shot timers.
Performance touch steam wands
high performing steam wands that are cool to the touch.
Proportional valve technology
variable solenoid valve control of the steam wand.
Transferable pressure profiles
record and replay pressure curves.
Exposed saturated groups
increased temperature stability, ergonomics and workspace visibility.
Independent coffee boilers
separate boilers for each group head allow baristas to optimize temperature for multiple coffees.
Multiple PID (coffee and steam)
allows you to electronically control coffee and steam boiler temperature.
reduce energy consumption while contributing to temperature stability.
prior to entering into the coffee boiler, water is pre-heated – thus increasing productivity.