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JUN-JUL 2014

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57 S T U F F : P R O D U C T S WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, STRADA EE La Marzocco's booth at the SCAA show in April was slammed from dawn to dusk with baristas eager to get their hands on the boutique espresso machine company's latest release, the Strada EE. Marked by a black side panel, the EE features traditional semiautomatic brewing control in the barista-friendly body of the Strada. Similar to the Strada MP and EP, the EE group is paddle-operated. The mechanism works a little differently though: As the Strada EE paddle travels, a microswitch above the group cap is turned on, engaging the electric solenoid and the pump in the same way that other semiautomatics operate. The EE also employs a two-stage, programmable preinfusion process, allowing for multiple groups to be in operation at the same time. KRYO-TASTIC! The Rancilio Group has just rolled out the Kr yo 65 OD. The patented Kr yo cooling system in the grinding chamber reduces operating temperatures, while the soft-touch control- panel keypad allows three different doses to be programmed: single, double, and custom. Grinding is activated automatically by inserting the portafilter or by using the start button on the keypad. The large display allows clear viewing of the grinder-doser operating status and reports when the mills need to be replaced, and the Kr yo OD measures total grams of coffee ground to monitor daily consumption. ,SWXIHF] 7EXYVHE].YP] EX+EPZERM^I (IPE[EVI7X (IRZIV'3 8SVIKMWXIVHSREXI XS[[[GEVISVK *SVQSVIMRJSGLIGO SYXFEVMWXEREXMSRGSQ B o o k 4 7 - 9 2 . i n d d 5 7 Book 47-92.indd 57 5 / 1 5 / 1 4 1 0 : 4 3 P M 5/15/14 10:43 PM

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