Introduction: Welcome, coffee enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into the world of espresso machines with an in-depth look at the La Marzocco Classic S and its predecessor, the Original Classic. La Marzocco, known for its high-quality espresso machines, has introduced some exciting changes in the Classic S. Join us as we explore the advancements and upgrades that make these machines a must-have for coffee connoisseurs.
A Glimpse at the Original Classic:
- The Original Classic, a staple in the coffee industry for many years, has undergone a few upgrades over time.
- Highlights include the addition of Cronos keypads, two-part drip trays, and minor cosmetic changes.
- Challenges: The Original Classic's Cronos keypads are less accurate than newer machines. It's like adding a digital timer to an analog machine.
The All-New Classic S:
- The La Marzocco Classic S brings exciting changes, starting with a revamped three-button interface and built-in digital displays.
- Serviceability improvements with quarter-turn steam taps, making maintenance easier.
- Both machines remain double boilers, but the Classic S boasts enhanced control over boiler temperatures.
- Notable omissions in the Classic S include the water level probe and the tap for adjusting hot water temperature.
Under the Hood: A Closer Look Inside
- The Original Classic relies on a contactor for element control and features a digital PID controller for the front Brew boiler.
- The Classic S introduces solid-state or digital control for both front and rear boilers.
- Enhanced safety features with new element cutouts and an improved anti-vacuum valve.
- Two-level probes in the Classic S for better element protection.
- Improved steam tap design with stainless steel construction and easy serviceability.
User Interface and La Marzocco Pro App
- Navigating the Classic S menu might be a bit challenging, but the La Marzocco Pro app offers a user-friendly alternative.
- With the app, users can access detailed machine information, adjust settings, and monitor performance remotely.
- An additional app, the Gap B, might be necessary to connect the machine to the Pro app.
Upgraded Drip Tray and Drain Box
- The Classic S features a durable, efficient drip tray design that ensures water doesn't seep into vital components.
- A redesigned drain box is more secure and prevents damage from the drip tray over time.
Predicting the Future: Potential for Scales?
- The Classic S presents an open area near the water input, potentially hinting at the ability to add scales in the future.
LED Lights and Convenience
- The Classic S incorporates LED lights that are easily replaceable, simplifying maintenance.
- The La Marzocco Classic S is set to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor as a cherished part of the Australian specialty coffee industry.
- These machines offer an exciting blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern innovation.
- If you're eager to learn more about the Classic S or bring one to your cafe, don't hesitate to reach out to Artisti.
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