The La Marzocco Mistral Commercial Espresso Machine is designed to fill a place on the counter of the quirky and fun coffee shops and cafes that are bursting with personality. This semi-automatic machine is the perfect size for small to mid-sized cafes with light to moderate traffic.
How the La Marzocco Mistral Espresso Machine Works
Don't be intimidated by the term commercial. Once the Mistral 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 at a standard nine bars.
● 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 Mistral Espresso Machine
Funky Style: Is it a space ship or an espresso machine. Maybe both? The La Marzocco Mistral might be just a bit of both if you put a big enough engine on it.
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 Mistral can easily be moved into multiple directions on it's pivot base, allowing for your baristas to steam and froth milk comfortably to their preference.
High Capacity: The Mistral 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 Mistral's quick dispensing hot water nozzle.
Installed PID: The Mistral 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 Mistral 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.
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.