Yes folks, after several long years of negotiations, discussion, panels of experts talking, and a lot of sweat and effort by a guy named Bill Crossland, the La Marzocco Consumer Machine (no official name yet) exists. Here's some exclusive first photos.
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| La Marzocco Consumer Machine |
This is the preproduction, fully functioning model. In fact, it had been beaten up in it's first "showing" (even dropped) and though some things weren't working properly, the machine as a whole was still pounding out shots.
| Man behind it. |
Bill Crossland has been a champion behind the scenes at La Marzocco for this machine, and now it's come to fruition. I want 002 off the line, Bill!
Details that I can talk about.
Initial price point: TBA
Boilers: 2, with preheater (steam boiler draws most power) Steam is 3 litres, boiler is 1.
Automatic, with all the new GB5's internal electronics and controls
110V, designed that way from the ground up
Paddle Wheel, GS2 grouphead (still in development - mock up on this machine)
PID built in
1 gallon reservoir
Similar styling to the most unique usable machine out there - the Speedster
Plumbed in / out optional
220/240 power optional
Size, 13 inches high, deep enough to allow about 4 to 5 inches on a standard kitchen counter.
Availability: This summer or early fall.
Get your calls in folks.