bezzera strega TOP

Bezzera Strega TOP Professional

SG$2,699.00


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Machine comes with the following free additional gifts:
1 Grouphead Cleaning Brush
1 bottle Pulymilk Steam Wand Cleaner
1 sachet of Pulygrind Grinder Cleaner (For orders with grinder only)
2 150ml double wall cups


 

 

The toughest design, the easiest to clean. The best extraction possible.

 

 

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Product Description

BEZZERA STREGA TOP PROFESSIONAL

The Bezzera Strega, also known as ‘The Witch’. Is capable of producing shots, at least, comparable to complicated and expensive machines that cost five times more. Durable enough to easily outlast them.

 


Review from Whole Latte Love

Professional review by World Cupper Jim Schulman

 

 

Taste

The average shots extracted by the Bezzera Strega, are generally better or comparable to the best shots one can get from common commercial groupheads due to its pressure movements.

 

Pressure profiling

Bezzera Strega starts extraction from a low pressure to pre-infuse, a high pressure to push through the grinds, before a gradual reduction of pressure to slowly extract. As at different pressure, aroma blossoms differently. This gradual action creates impossible master shots. Spreading a fuller bouquet of aroma, cutting the most sour and bitter parts of the coffee. Users can also allow the machine to run at normal straight line pressure.

 

Pre-Infusion

With the Bezzera Strega, an exceptionally huge amount of preinfusion is always done before extraction, and users are able to use finer grinds to bring out the most from their coffee. Shots are a lot more uniform.

 

2 Litres Copper Boiler

Copper’s natural microbial properties actively kill 99.9% microbes, increasing effectiveness as it ages. No rusting.

A full 2 litres size, to ensure better back to back thermal stability

 

Versatility

The Bezzera Strega TOP works well with all types of coffee beans, whether in pure origin or blend.
Drinkers can always expect greater clarity of flavours from the wider spectrum of aroma released found in no other machines.

 

Fast start up

One of the fastest spring piston machines, it requires only 12-15 minutes to stabilise. This is due to the smaller and better heat exchanger boiler design.

 

Power saving

The fast start up time will also mean that the user can finish his coffee faster and switch off the machine earlier.

 

Extraction stability

The pump allows a smooth stream of water to the brewing chamber. During extraction, the spring takes over the job of extraction through compression. It has no tremors or any vibrations from pumps that may disturb the espresso from channelling out. This allows very smooth extraction.

 

Thermal stability

The grouphead is maintained by heating element to keep the temperature constant. The design of the boiler reduces water from overheating too much. During extraction, an equilibrium is created and temperature remains extremely stable.

 

Faster thermal recovery.

As this is not a thermosiphon 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.

 

Copper boiler.

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.

 

Durability

The Bezzera Strega TOP is extremely hardy, above all classes of espresso machines. The extraction is done by a solid spring which can last for decades. It still has a pump but its role is secondary, for refilling the boiler and pushing water into the brewing chamber for short moments, utilisation is milder.
There is no 3-way valve like in most machines to discharge excess water. The 3-way valve has a few silicon gaskets that may wear and tear over time. An additional heating element at the grouphead reduces the amount of water circuitry for potential issues and reduces the boiler’s heating element duty.

In the version, the Bezzera Strega TOP utilises even heavier duty spares to make the machine lasting longer.

 

Usability

The springs do the extraction automatically and will always pull a uniform shot, always consistent. Since it is a heat exchanger machine. Meaning users can brew coffee and froth milk at the same time.

 

Easy cleaning

Another huge advantage to the delight of all baristas, is the Bezzera Strega do not require backflushing to clean exit valves. A flush and a wipe for cleaning is suffice for daily cleaning. There’s no need for flushing with grouphead detergent too but it’s recommended to pull down the show screen to clean regularly.

 

Summary

Contrary to most beliefs, the Bezzera Strega TOP is an equipment that is actually easier to use and has an upper edge in pulling higher quality espresso shots.
It’s reliable. It’s high performing. If you need a machine to satisfy the best drinkers, you will love the Bezzera Strega.

Bezzera Strega TOP Professional is an enhanced version which can draw water from tank or plumb in.
It is also equipped with a heavy duty pressurestat for customers who needs to perform heavier duty usage.

 

Tips on usage

We will advise the following flushing routine. It is quite different from regular machines.
Pull down lever to 90 degrees to release the steam, without releasing much water.

 

Reviews:   Rating: 9.4 / 10   Rating: 9.2 / 10   Rating: 9.4 / 10    Rating:  9.2 / 10    Rating:  9.8 / 10   Rating:  9.6 / 10   Rating:  10 / 10    Rating:  9.6 / 10    Rating:  9.8 / 10

Warning: Never put your head in the direction where the lever will bounce back.
If the machine is not loaded with a portafilter with sufficient coffee powder.
During the first use, please be careful as your grind setting maybe too coarse!
There will be no resistance and the lever will bounce back with great force once released.
To release it back to the original position, hold on to the lever and slowly bring the lever back to the original stand up position.
Be careful of hot surfaces, water and steam at all time.
Check the bolts attaching the group-head to the machine, and the lever handle to machine are secure every 3-6 months.

Do not allow vibration pumps to activate for more than 2 minutes, allow half amount of rest time for any long duration of activation.

 

 

Videos.

Bezzera Strega Introduction.

Bezzera Strega Explanation.

 

 

Specifications.

Grouphead.. Bezzera’s Professional Classic Lever
Boiler Type.. Manual Lever with Heat Exchanger
Pump type.. Commercial Grade Vibration Pump
Quick Start Up.. No
Quick Steam.. Yes
Operation.. Manual Lever with Pump Assist
Indicator Lights.. On, off, heating
Boiler Capacity.. 2 Litres
Water Tank Capacity.. 4.0 Litres
Water Tank Access.. Via separate flap
Plumb in connection.. Yes
Pressure Gauge.. Brew
Internal Control.. Internal Pressurestat (With higher resistance)
Boiler Construction.. Copper
Chassis Construction.. Stainless steel AISI 304 body
Steam/Water Valve Type.. Joy stick
Low Water Cut Off.. Yes
Low Water Indication.. Light
Heat Resistant Wands.. Heat Proof Grips
Cup Warmer.. Yes
Number of Portafilter Holders.. 2 (Double and Single with baskets)
 Free Accessories.. 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).. 330 x 450 x 710 MM
Net Weight.. 31 KG
Gross Weight.. 33.5 KG
Power Supply.. 240V 50-60 Hz
Nominal Power.. 1450-1650W
Warranty.. 6 Months

Link to official website: Strega

Additional Information

Weight 32 kg
Dimensions 425 x 250 x 375 cm
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