Over the course of two years, La Marzocco worked with thirty of the world’s finest coffee professionals to design a machine.
This group was known as the “Street Team”; the Strada, Italian for street, was named in their honor.
Street Team input resulted in the most technologically advanced traditional espresso machine featuring traditional hydraulics and a barista-friendly design.
This conical valve system assures progressive control of water flow and pressure via an internal orifice, before applying full pressure.
The new conical paddle valve controls the pre-infusion while the volumetric pump is working at full pressure, therefore baristamay also perform a pre-infusion on one group while the other is extracting coffee.
This dynamic system allows the barista to reduce channeling for a more balanced extraction.