The Bezzera Strega is a pour over one group espresso machine that creates the finest espresso. Housed in beautiful stainless steel exterior, the Bezzera Strega is operated by using a commercial lever group. The unit is spring loaded to ensure constant even pressure. The lever group that is used in the Strega is the same that is used in thousands upon thousands of Bezzera commercial lever machines around the world. The machine features electro-plated copper boiler and thermo-compensated groups to deliver superior quality espresso every time.
How the Lever Group Works
When you pull the lever down, the pump loads the group with water. Once you let the lever go up, the pump turns off and the lever does its magic. The lever is spring loaded and provides about 12 bars of pressure at the beginning to finish at around 7 bars at the end of extraction. Beauty of a lever machine is that you can manipulate the pressure by retarding the lever at a certain point during extraction to bring out more flavor from your coffee. This also allows for creating your own and unique pressure profiling.
The group is heated by an heating element that ensures the group's thermostability. Before coffee delivery the pump fills the lever group providing a pre infusion between coffee and water. During delivery the pump stops, and the pressure in the group unit is developed by two springs that guarantee a steady supply and the best oil extraction from the ground coffee.
The Bezzera Strega is fitted with a 2 liter copper boiler with heat exchanger system. That means you can steam milk and extract espresso at the same time. High 1450-watt heating element is controlled by a thermostat to maintain a constant temperature.
The Bezzera Strega boasts a powerful vibratory Ulka pump rated at 15 BAR of pressure to extract maximum flavor from the coffee beans.
The Bezzera Stregas' gauge indicates boiler pressure. This is a very handy tool to monitor our steam pressure and boiler temperature.
Steam and Hot Water Wands
A multi-directional steam wand has an excellent range of motion for ease of use. It creates fine and creamy milk foam effortlessly for your cappuccino and latte. Hot water wand is also on a ball joint making it easy to pour water into a cup. The tip of the steamer is a 4-hole.
Joystick Style Knobs:
This is the latest trend in the industry. Instead of using taps that have to be turned on and off the Strega features the instant on/instant off Joy Stick style wands. These are also nice because they cannot be over tightened.
Automatic Water Refill:
The boiler of the Bezzera Strega comes with an automatic water-refill feature that allows uninterrupted supply of scrumptious espresso, americano, cappuccino, caffe latte and much more.
The Bezzera Strega comes with a detailed instruction manual, dual spout portafilter, single spout portafilter, 2-cup filter basket, 1-cup filter basket, grouphead cleaning brush, blind filter basket and plastic tamper.
|Width (millimeter)||330 mm|
|Depth (millimeter)||450 mm|
|Height (millimeter)||710 mm|
Net - 28.0 kg
Gross - 30.5 kg
|Boiler Type||Heat Exchanger|
|Boiler Capacity (litres)||2.0 L|
|Water Source||Water Tank|
|Water Tank Capacity||4.0 L|
|Power Supply + Absorption||
Voltage (V) - 110/1420 V
Wattage (W) - 1450 W
Hertz (Hz) - 50- 60 Hz