La Marzocco FB/70 4 Group Auto Espresso Machine

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Introduced for La Marzocco's 70th anniversary, the FB/70 features stylized, fiberglass paneling to add class to your business. With advanced PID technology to increase temperature stability, the FB/70 is designed for professional baristas that demand the best under a strenuous brewing environment.

Operation

The FB/70 is one of La Marzocco’s easiest espresso machines to operate. With all of its controls located above the groupheads, steaming and brewing can be performed by turning a knob or pressing a button. However, learning the nuances of proper brewing, steaming, and frothing will necessitate more in depth training and practice regimens. Users can be directed to the following articles for detailed descriptions of the brewing and frothing processes, but hands-on training is a must for the best results.

Highlights

Highlights

  • With 2 stainless steel brew boilers and 1 large steam boiler, the FB/70 can brew and steam at the same time.
    • Brew boiler capacity: 3.41 liters each
    • Steam boiler capacity: 14.5 liters
  • The FB/70 features La Marzocco’s trademark saturated brew groups that allow constant flow between the stainless steel, heavy-duty boiler and brew groups.
  • A sight glass into the steam boiler allows you to monitor your water level.
  • The FB/70 automatic allows users to choose from 4 programmable drink buttons per group, giving users a range of choices for automatic brewing.
  • The FB/70 features 2 steam wands which can steam independently, and are located on each end of the machine for convenient steaming and frothing.
  • PID (Proportional Integrative Derivative) control provides consistent temperature with less than a ± 0.5° C variation between shots.
  • The FB/70 features 57mm portafilters and brew groups.
  • To eliminate the hassle of refilling a reservoir, the FB/70 connects directly to a water line.
  • Equipped with both steam and hot water nozzles, the FB/70 offers the convenience of making cappuccinos and lattes, as well as tea and other hot drinks to satisfy all of your customers.
  • Dimensions and weight
    • 19”H x 52 ¼”W x 22 ¾"D
    • 225 lbs
  • NSF and UL approvals ensure compliance with health regulations.

Feature Details

Steam Wand

This La Marzocco espresso machine features 2 stainless steel, ball-jointed frothing wands that can froth and steam independently. With a separate boiler for steaming and frothing, there's never any loss in temperature stability, even during your busiest hours.

Saturated Brew Groups

To maximize brewing consistency, the FB/70’s stainless steel brew groups are welded directly to the boiler. This allows water from the boiler to flow openly into each of the brew groups, providing an optimal temperature for all of the brewing components.

Brewing Buttons

The FB/70 Automatic allows users to program the machine to brew various amounts of coffee for each group. With 4 different drink options, you can program the FB/70 to dispense different drink volumes automatically. With programmable temperature settings and water volumes for single and double shots, the FB/70 can be customized for fast and consistent pulls during your busiest hours. Plus, the built-in hot water dispenser features a tea button that can be programmed as well, so tea drinkers can look forward to the same consistent performance that all of your customers expect.

PID Control

To allow you to control the temperature of the brewing boiler down to the degree, the GB/5 features Proportional Integrated Derivative (PID) temperature control. This techology senses temperature fluxuation in the boiler, and pulses the heating element to maintain the set temperature within a ± 0.5°C variation at all times. With PID technology, you get unbeatable temperature stability, and you can customize a brewing temperature for each type of coffee you use, for the best flavor possible from every roast.

Back Up Devices

Because this espresso machine is designed for high output, La Marzocco has developed extensive back up and bypass functions to ensure production does not have to stop for periodic servicing and maintenance.

Stainless Steel Cup Warmer

All of our La Marzocco commercial machines feature a heavy-duty stainless steel cup warmer with a surface that is big enough to preheat all of your cups before brewing.

Steam Boiler Window

A convenient sight glass allows you to view the water level inside of the steam boiler so you can closely monitor your current level.

Electrical Options

The FB/70 comes in several designs to suit a variety of electrical environments. Choose from 200v (1 or 3 phase), 220v (1 or 3 phase), or 380v (3 phase) depending on your requirements. You can also choose between standard wattage and high wattage heating elements to customize your machine's capabilities.

Maintenance

Daily Maintenance

  • Like all commercial espresso machines, you should always empty and rinse each portafilter after every use. It’s also a good idea to run water through each grouphead after the brewing cycle has completed to prevent coffee residue from building up around the brewing components.
  • At the end of each day, this La Marzocco espresso machine should be backflushed with cleaning solution to clean out coffee particles in the grouphead. Backflushing is a fast and easy way to keep your espresso machine functioning properly and producing at its best. For backflushing instructions, please follow the link below.
  • Along with daily brew group maintenance, it is recommended that you clean each frothing wand after each use to maintain functionality and to prevent potential health issues. Simply use a damp towel to wipe away milk residue from the outside of the steam wand, and then point it at the drip tray and open the steam valve to allow clean water to flow through.
  • It is also recommended that the drain tray grill be removed nightly and cleaned thoroughly.

Periodic Maintenance

  • As part of a weekly cleaning routine, it is recommended that you soak the portafilters, filter baskets and shower screens in a solution of backflush detergent and hot water. Soaking your brewing components for about 10 minutes each week will ensure your machine continues to perform at its best.
  • Along with cleaning your brewing components, you should also remove the stainless steel tip of each steam wand and soak them in the solution of backflush detergent and hot water.
  • A list of maintenance operations that should be performed at 6-month, 1 and 2 year intervals are specified in the FB-70 user’s manual, and they should be done by a qualified technician.

Parts to Keep on Hand

Since the FB/70 is designed for high output, there are a few parts you should keep on hand for quick replacements. Parts that can wear under constant use are filter baskets, shower screens and group gaskets, so it’s a good idea to check them regularly and replace them when needed.

Installation

Installation

This La Marzocco espresso machine will require a professional installation, which we can arrange for you at the time of purchase. Prior to installation, you will need to submit the following electrical and plumbing requirements (both found in the Installation Guidelines Diagram) to a general contractor, electrician, or plumber as well as your code enforcement officer to ensure the compliance of your facility with the needs of this espresso coffee maker. You may also want to go over this information with your electrician or contractor prior to purchase, as you will need to select your voltage and wattage preferences at the time of purchase.

Installation Guidelines Diagram

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Electrical Specifications

  • Available voltage
    • 200 volt
      • 1 phase
      • 3 phase
    • 220 volt
      • 1 phase
      • 3 phase
    • 380 volt, 3 phase only
  • Available Wattage
    • Standard - 6800
    • High - 8000
    • Please Note: High wattage element not available with 200v, 3phase or 220v, 3phase.
  • Circuit Breaker Requirements
    • 50 amp
  • Suggested NEMA Plug & Receptacle
    • L6-50P; L6-50R
  • Please note: Plug is NOT included with the machine.

Plumbing Requirements

  • 5/8” Flexi Drainline
  • 3/8” Braided Stainless Steel Cold Water Supply Line
  • 3/8” Cold Water Supply

Electrical Specifications

  • Voltage
    • 220 Volts
  • Circuit Breaker Requirements
    • 50 amps
  • Suggested NEMA Plug & Receptacle
    • 6-50P; 6-50R
    • Plug is not included with the machine.

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