Bezzera DUO MN Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
Bezzera’s DUO DE is a stunning dual boiler machine that features an intuitive touch screen display, triple PID thermostats, automated pre-infusion, brewing, and backflushing. With the Bezzera Duo DE you can brew more, think less and sip cup after cup of premium espresso.
Owning the Bezzera DUO MN
The Bezzera DUO MN espresso machine is an instant classic with its wooden detailing and crisp stainless steel body. It’s puffed up side panels immediately cued us in to the punch packing dual boilers residing inside. The DUO MN is a sister machine to the Matrix MN, and as such they share many of the same features. The most impressive of which is the vibrant touch screen display that can be used to adjust the dual PIDs which control the individual temperatures for both the brew and steam boilers. The display rests on the PID, with the brew temp on the left and the steam temp on the right. With a few clicks you can program the machine to turn on and off at particular times, change from reservoir to plumbed operation, and access maintenance cycles. The display will also alert you to a low amount of water in the reservoir and to replace or recharge your water filter as necessary. To avoid refills altogether, plumb the machine directly into a water line. With the Bezzera DUO MN you can brew more, think less, and sip cup after cup of premium espresso.
This machine is geared toward the traditionalist aesthetically, but the inclusion of a 3.5” touch display is all modern. A traditional E61 group syphons water in a circuit from the brew boiler, through the group head, and back, for even greater temperature stability. We love the DUO MN’s automated preinfusion cycle, programmable using the touch screen, that pre-wets the grounds for maximum flavor, before brewing with a traditional lever system. Brewing is easy using the intuitive push button and toggle operation; each function designated by a stylized icon. Steaming too, the DUO MN’s steam wand toggles on for powerful steaming, and flipping it up locks it into place for an uninterrupted stream. We find the DUO MN to be a beyond capable dual boiler, chock full of modern transformations. If you’re a fan of pizzazz, check out the DUO MN’s lit up sister machine, the Matrix MN; for programmable volumetric brewing, the DUO DE or Matrix DE deliver.
An intuitive 3.5” full color touch display lets you check and change your temperature settings in a snap. The internal menu allows you to easily adjust the PIDs, program preinfusion, get maintenance alerts and switch between reservoir and plumbed modes. You can even program on/off times for every day of the week, so you can wake up and brew without any wait.
Get a bold shot with fully saturated grounds. The programmable preinfusion cycle on the MN allows you program preinfusion times of up to 5 seconds (in 0.5 second increments) to pre-wet and swell the puck before brewing to extract all the oils and flavor possible.
Dual PID Temperature Controllers
The DUO MN offers you total control over your espresso and milk based drinks with dual PID thermostats. You can regulate both the steam and brew water temperatures within a range of 190°F to 204°F (brew) and 212°F to 266°F (steam). Boiler priority can also be set to have the DUO regularly alternate between boilers, or to prioritize the heating of one over the other.
Bezzera is one of the only espresso machine manufacturer’s to not only assemble its own machines in house, but design many of their own components and assemble those, too. So, rather than buying components externally and designing their machines around them, Bezzera thoughtfully designs each element, bringing them together into a beautiful whole.