Bezzera Matrix DE Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
The Matrix DE is a luxe dual boiler espresso machine with color customizable panels, an intuitive touch screen display, triple PID thermostats, automated pre-infusion, brewing, and backflushing, that automatically made our list of top five awesome prosumers.
Owning the Bezzera Matrix DE
The Matrix DE is a sight to behold and a beast to brew with. Just like on the MN model, the Matrix DE can morph from one color to the next to accommodate shifting tastes, using the touch screen display. From the display you can also control the brew and steam boiler temperatures by adjusting their respective PIDs, and, unlike the MN, a third PID automatically regulates the temperature in Bezzera’s specially designed, electronically heated group head. Within a few clicks you can program the machine to turn on and off at particular times, change from reservoir to plumbed operation, and instruct the machine to backflush itself. A major upgrade from the MN version is the Matrix DE’s volumetric brewing capability. You can program four different shot volumes or brew manually, because Bezzera is all about options and we are here for it. They also let you choose between plumbed and reservoir operation, and, another new addition, choose which boiler has priority during heat up. Or, you could just program your Matrix DE to turn on automatically before you wake up so it’s ready to brew by the time you’re ready to stand.
The Matrix DE features the same automated pre-infusion as found on the MN model, and operation is the same. Brewing is easy using the intuitive push button and toggle operation; each function designated by a stylized icon. Steaming too, the Matrix DE’s steam wand toggles on for powerful steaming, and flipping it up locks it into place for an uninterrupted stream. You can get really amazing shots on-demand if you dial in the pre-infusion and shot times, or experiment by brewing manually depending on your mood, which, we assume is linked to whatever the color of your machine is that day. The Matrix DE is a knockout. We’re not sure if an espresso machine has ever looked this good. If you’re thinking it’s fun, but a bit too flashy for your taste, the Bezzera DUO DE shares all the same amazing features; or, if you love it but want a more traditional brewing experience, the Matrix MN is a sure bet.
Programmable Volumetric Brewing
There are five brew buttons located on the front of the machine for a single, double, septuple, octuple shot brewing, or manual use. Four buttons can be programmed to dispense your preferred volume of espresso, and the manual button serves the dual purpose of pulling manually controlled shots as well as programming the volumes of the other buttons.
Triple PID Thermostats
The Matrix DE offers you total control with triple PID thermostats. You can regulate the steam boiler within a range of 212°F to 266°F, and the brew temp within 190°F to 204°F. The temperature of Bezzera’s proprietary group is also maintained by a thermostat. Grant priority to one boiler over the other during heat up, or allow them to default to alternating priority.
Electrically Heated Group Head
The Matrix DE’s group is a specialized and electrically heated group head designed for maximum temperature stability. The group head is heated by two dedicated heating elements and controlled by a PID thermostat. The dual elements help to provide even heating to the group head to aid in maintaining temperature stability.
Bezzera is one of the only espresso machine manufacturers 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.