The KB90 has landed in the US!

To celebrate our milestone years, starting with 1998, La Marzocco has created a new body style to re-imagine the most popular model of the time. For our 70th anniversary we developed the FB70 on the Linea Classic model. For the 80th, it was the FB80 that transformed the GB5. For our 90th anniversary we couldn’t be more excited to share the KB90, a re-design of the Linea PB.

 

In the past, these special edition machines have been mainly cosmetic changes. But for our 90th anniversary, the R&D team at La Marzocco developed several new innovative features that increase efficiency and the ease of use for the barista. The addition of these features combined with the consistency and reliability of the Linea PB make it the ultimate workflow machine for busy cafes.

The KB90 is named for our Board Chairman, Kent Bakke. Kent pioneered one of the most exciting new features of the KB90, the Straight-in Portafilter. Kent has always seen La Marzocco’s mission to create machines that make the lives of the barista easier and more efficient and the KB90 embodies this philosophy.

Here are some details of the most exciting new features:

Straight-in Portafilter

The Straight-In Portafilter is designed to simplify the motions required to engage the portafilter and reduce the strain on the barista for even greater performance and everyday usability. High volume coffee environments demand that a barista work fast and efficiently to produce drinks during busiest periods of the day. The Straight-In Portafilter can noticeably mitigate the repetitive stress injuries occurring through its ease of action improving the natural workflow and output of barista. It has been proven in a study conducted by Faentia Consulting S.r.l. that the Straight-In Portafilter System can reduce strain on the barista by 12 times.

Steam Flush

The Steam Flush automatically cleans the shower screen with a burst of steam and a flush of hot water through the grouphead after each extraction. Thanks to the use of hot steam the shower screen remains clean longer, compared to the use of hot water only. Steam Flush helps high volume cafes keep the machine clean with the goal of reducing the number of times the barista needs to back flush during service.

Easy Rebuild Steam Wand

The KB90 is equipped with a new steam valve, accessible directly from the steam knob. In case of regular, preventive or extraordinary maintenance, this feature minimizes machine downtimes.

KB90 will also feature individual boilers, Pro Touch steam wands, and Drip Prediction enabled scales. We can’t wait for you to try out the machine.

 

KB90 Launch Events

Join us in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York for our KB90 Launch Events. You will have the chance to demo the KB90 and hear from our Board Chairman, Kent Bakke, about the development of the Straight-in Portafilter. We’d love to see you there to celebrate the launch of our latest machine.

Seattle – February 4th, 6:30 PM
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-marzocco-usa-launch-event-tickets-55533397888

Los Angeles – February 15th, 5:30 PM
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-marzocco-kb90-event-tickets-55728961825

New York – February 21st, 2 PM – 6 PM
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kb90-aperitivo-tickets-55545478020

If you are not able to make it to one of our KB90 Launch Events, we are looking forward to showing it to you in Boston at our SCA booth. To learn more about the KB90 visit our global KB90 web page.

 

Let’s Fix It! Los Angeles

Let’s Fix It! Los Angeles

February 22 -23, Black Rabbit Service Co.

Los Angeles! We’re back at it – Let’s Fix It hits the road February 22 & 23 at Black Rabbit Service Co. Spend the weekend with us in hands-on workshops hosted by industry leading women specializing in technical repair work. These workshop is designed to encourage baristas to explore some of the basic skills required to repair and maintain brewing and grinding equipment.

Let’s Fix It! focuses on encouraging women to become equipment technicians, but is open to any & all. Together, we’ll go through an introduction to the skills needed to become an equipment tech, with each session being taught by leading women in the technical field of the Coffee Industry. At the end of each event, you’ll walk away with the knowledge set and skills to take greater ownership of your coffee equipment, and be started on the path to become an equipment tech.

Throughout the days, we’ll cover:

Hand Skills and Basic Electrical
Install an Espresso machine
A Guided Tour through an Espresso Machine
Preventative Maintenance and Basic Troubleshooting
Grinder Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Presenters include:
Sarah Dullas: Equipment Technician for Black Rabbit Service
Rebecca Jones: Wholesale Technical Services for Counter Culture Coffee
Sheli Maciel: Senior Educator & Training Specialist for Allegro Coffee
Rachel Dickinson: Aftersales Support Technician for La Marzocco

Let’s Fix It! spans over two days, and is free and open to the public. RSVP at the links below—we expect spots to go quickly!

Day One: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-fix-it-los-angelesday-one-tickets-55180807280

Day Two: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-fix-it-los-angelesday-two-tickets-55181003868

See you there!

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