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La Marzocco GB/5 Commercial Machine - GB/5 Semi Automatic (EE)

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Quick Overview

La Marzocco is in a league of it's own when it comes to not only the functionality of their commercial machines but also the unique style and customization available. The GB/5 commercial espresso machine not only produces high quality and consistent espresso but looks like something you would see while strolling the streets of Florence in the window of a small Italian botique coffee shop.

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La Marzocco is in a league of its own when it comes to the functionality, style and available customization of its commercial machines. The GB/5 Commercial Espresso Machine produces high quality and consistent espresso and does it all with an iconic Italian design.

This two group unit is the perfect size for a small to mid-sized cafe with light to moderate traffic.

How the La Marzocco GB/5 Works

Once the GB/5 is properly plumbed and set up, it is really quite easy to quickly pull delicious espresso shots or steam milk for lattes.

Compare the different versions:

  • Semi-automatic (EE): This version is what you might commonly find in your average coffee shop, where time and water quantity are all controlled by the barista during extraction. No need to worry about pressure profiles, as these machines will take care of that for you.
  • Auto-Volumetric (AV): This version will take a lot of the guess work out of your extraction variables by setting water quantity profiles that will keep everything much more consistent across the board. This sort of machine is considered quite a bit easier to use.
  • Mechanical Paddle (MP): This version will allow for pre-infusion to take place before pulling your shots. This sort of feature will go even further to ensure that your coffee extraction is even more consistent.

Features & Functionality of the La Marzocco GB/5

  • Double Boiler: Eliminate inconsistency while also speeding things up with this double boiler machine, capable of extracting espresso and steaming milk at the same time with very little temperature variance.
  • Personal Preference: Select from a variety of models depending on your personal preference of machine style; automatic (AV), semi-automatic (EE), and mechanical paddle (MP).
  • Articulating Steam Wand: The steam wands on the GB/5 can easily be moved into multiple directions on it's pivot base, allowing for your baristas to comfortable steam and froth milk comfortably to their preference.
  • High Capacity: The GB/5 is rated to brew between 50 to 100 shots of espresso an hour, making it capable of handling the busiest of coffee shops. It has a pre-heating system that warms water even before it enters the coffee boiler.
  • Hot Water Dispenser: Make tea or hot cocoa on the fly with the GB/5's quick dispensing hot water nozzle.
  • Installed PID: The GB/5 features a PID for complete temperature control, making it even easier to customize your drinks for those customers with decisive pallets.
  • Cup Warmer: The top of the GB/5 functions wonderfully as a cup warmer, drawing heat directly from the boilers to the stainless steel top, priming those latte and shot glasses for less temperature shock.
  • Dual Steam Wands: We like to use these for latte art competitions around the office, but they also serve wonderfully in busy settings where multiple drinks need to be made at once.
  • Saturated Groups: With brew heads connected directly to the boiler, this feature will ensure thermal stability for every shot produced.
  • Direct Water Line: Once you get this machine all plumbed in, never worry about running out of water mid-shot with automatic refilling directly from your water line.
Pros
  • Professional Quality Espresso - The GB/5 is designed with consistency and quality in mind, as in order to keep the customers coming back for more, you have to make sure your coffee is top notch
  • High Capacity - Keep the long lines at bay with a machine capable of churning out shots faster than customers can order them
  • Perfect Steam - Lattes and cappuccinos have never been easier, as the steam functionality on the GB/5 is both fast and consistent
Cons
  • Difficult Setup - This, along with most commercial machines, is not something you just pull out of the box and are good to go. There is quite a bit of setting up, adjusting settings, getting the correct plumbing, etc. to consider before pulling your first shot

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Warranty Information for the La Marzocco GB/5

What it Covers:

La Marzocco espresso machines

Length:

- 2 Years (GS/3)

- 13 months (All other models)

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear
Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email at warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com
Notes:

The GS/3 is eligible for SCG's standard warranty service and support. Read more about what's covered.

All other models are covered by a limited commercial-class warranty, which includes parts only and assistance with coordinating on-site repair services. Please discuss with your commercial sales rep for more information.

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?

Yes (GS/3 only).

Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the La Marzocco GB/5

For detailed care instructions, please refer to your machine's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine:

  • Clean the brew gasket with a cleaning brush daily
  • Soap out the drip tray every few days
  • Clean the filter basket each week
  • Keep the steam wand clean; make sure to wipe it down after each use

 

Tech Specs for the La Marzocco GB/5

Options: 2 Gr 3 Gr 4 Gr
Color Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel
Power 220 Volts, 4600Watts 220 Volts, 6100Watts 220 Volts, 8000Watts
Amps 30 amp circuit required 50 amp circuit required 50 amp circuit required
Size 22 H x 25 D x 30 W 22 H x 25 D x 38 W 22 H x 25 D x 47 W
Weight 141 bs 163 lbs 207 lbs
Body Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Boiler Capacity 3.4 L (Coffee)/ 7 L (Steam) 5 L (Coffee)/ 11 L (Steam) 6.8 L (Coffee)/ 14.5 L (Steam)

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