Bezzera had identified a few flaws from the traditional systems, particularly from the common E61 grouphead. The most glaring problem? Waiting a long time for your first cup.
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Compare to an E61 heat exchanger system. The required heat up time is drastically reduced to around 12 to 15 minutes instead of 20 to 30.
Dual Pressure Gauge.
Features an important brew gauge and a steam boiler gauge, useful for identifying any anomalies during brewing and readiness of the machine.
It’s a heat exchanger heating system and it’s designed to run at a slightly higher temperature at initiation.
Followed by a steady reduction of temperature to strike an equilibrium in a standard 25-30 seconds extraction.
This expands and fully blossom all the characters in the coffee. At the same time, release aromatic notes only found in lower temperature and reduce the bitterness in coffee.
A safe material with natural anti-microbial properties to continuously kill greater than 99.9% of bacteria that cause hospital-acquired infections, keeping water in the boiler always potable. One of the most conductive metal on earth, making the machine very efficient in starting up and recovering from lost heat. Will never rust like Stainless Steel, or release lead from Brass, will only oxidise and increase its antimicrobial properties as its age.
High-quality Bezzera boiler.
Many manufacturers purchase their components from 3rd party vendors around the world, of unmeasured quality and reliability. Bezzera welds and makes all their boilers from their factory in Milan. Boilers are tested at high pressure to ensure the safety of their product.
The Bezzera BZ line is known to express brighter notes with greater clarity as compared to standard E61 machines.
Being a heat exchanger means that the turnover of water usage is faster, meaning only fresh water will be used for brewing.
With its fast start up time, it means that coffee can be brewed sooner using less power.
Multiple industrial grade heating elements are directly placed within the grouphead to ensure that the temperature is maintained within the optimal range.
Faster thermal recovery.
As this is not a thermosyphon system, the drop of temperature in the boiler after extensive use will not drop the temperature at the grouphead. The grouphead’s temperature is maintained by individual heating elements. This allows users to repeat shots back to back more rapidly.
Due to the design of the heat exchanger, minimal cool flushing is required.
The design does not hinder the steam power.
The Bezzera BZ10 had been redesigned to be almost 20% smaller and lighter compare to an E61 system.
The smaller size makes them easier to transport and has a much smaller footprint.
Easy Portafilter Fastening.
All BZ machines are now provided with a new special gasket for the grouphead, which makes it very comfortable and easy to lock the portafilter.
End users will appreciate this new upgrade on the “BZ” range, you feel the machine more professional when you fit the filter holder compare to any other machines.
Users may feel it’s not tightly locked at 7 O’clock, but they are sealed.
Improved Grouphead Cleaning
Some users may find it difficult to remove the shower screen from common groupheads like E61 or levers by prying. Damaging the rims of the screen in the process.
The BZ has an improved design and resolved the problem.
BZ Shower screen can remain in pristine condition after removal, saving cost.
The gasket remains in the grouphead after the shower screen is out. The exposed gasket can be cleaned directly without risk of damaging from removal. Saving time and cost.
As there’re more than one heating element to share the duty of heating.
The main heating element at the boiler, which is a major component is less strained.
BZ groupheads are designed in a way to be easier and less expensive to repair than an E61 machine.
In this version, the Bezzera BZ10 has a switch for activation.
Bezzera BZ10 is suitable for any small environment.
It is a heat exchanger system, users can brew and froth milk at the same time.
The difference between the Bezzera BZ07, BZ09, BZ10, BZ13 and BZ16?
|Model||Making mostly milk recipes?||Has water tank?||Plumbable||PID temperature control||Electronic Dosage Control||Start up time (Mins)||Acelerated recovery time||Heavy duty usage|
|BZ07 PM PID||Yes, a wide range of milk recipes||Yes||No||Yes||No||15||No||No|
|BZ07 DE PID||Yes, a wide range of milk recipes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||15||No||No|
|BZ09||No, making mostly espresso||Yes||No||No||No||15||No||No|
|BZ10||Yes, a wide range of milk recipes||Yes||No||No||No||15||No||No|
|BZ13 PM||Yes, a wide range of milk recipes||Yes||No||No||No||12||Yes||No|
|BZ13 DE PID||Yes, a wide range of milk recipes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||12||Yes||No|
|BZ16 with Vibration pump||Yes, a wide range of milk recipes||Yes||No||No||No||18||Yes||No|
|BZ16 with Rotary pumpo||Yes, a wide range of milk recipes||No||Yes||No||No||18||Yes||Yes|
BZ09 is a single boiler, it cannot froth and brew at the same time, thus it’s for a smaller environment, particularly for coffee black drinkers.
BZ07/BZ10/BZ13/BZ16 are heat exchangers, they can froth and brew at the same time.
BZ16 is suitable for small commercial environment with even better thermal stability and capacity but has a slower start-up time.
Warning: Be careful of hot surfaces, water and steam at all time.
Do not allow vibration pumps to activate for more than 2 minutes, allow half amount of rest time for any long duration of activation.
|Grouphead..||Bezzera’s Thermal Efficient 58mm Grouphead.|
|Boiler Type..||Bezzera’s Improved Heat Exchange System.|
|Pump type..||Commercial Grade Vibration Pump.|
|Quick Start Up..||Yes.|
|Operation..||Manual push button|
|Indicator Lights..||On. Off. Heating.|
|Boiler Capacity..||1.5 Litres|
|Water Tank Capacity..||3.0 Litres|
|Water Tank Access..||Via separate flap|
|Plumb in connection..||No.|
|Pressure Gauge..||Steam and Brew|
|Internal Control..||Internal Pressurestat|
|Chassis Construction..||Stainless steel AISI 304 body|
|Steam/Water Valve Type..||Joy stick with stay open control|
|Low Water Cut Off..||Yes.|
|Low Water Indication..||Light.|
|Heat Resistant Wands..||Heat Proof Grips|
|Number of Portafilter Holders..||1 Double Filter Holder, with both Single and Double Baskets)|
|Free Accessories..||Metal Blind Filter, Coffee Powder Scoop and Plastic Tamper.|
|Place of Production..||100% Italy, Milan by Bezzera|
|Place of Assembly..||100% Italy, Milan by Bezzera (By Hand)|
|Dimension (W x D x H)..||250 x 425 x 375 MM|
|Net Weight..||19 KG|
|Gross Weight..||22 KG|
|Power Supply..||220-230V 50-60 Hz|
|Nominal Power..||1200-1400 W|
Link to official website: BZ10