BEZZERA MITICA TOP PID (TANK OR PLUMB)
Bezzera Mitica TOP PID adopts the conventional E61 grouphead, which is always revered as the benchmark for commercial quality.
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User video found online on Bezzera E61 extraction
The E61 groupheads had been used for decades for commercial usage.
Users can do preinfusion techniques if they find necessary.
The thermosyphon system will cycle hot water to the grouphead just like any E61 system.
Brew Pressure Gauge with PID temperature controller
Features an important brew gauge, useful for identifying any anomalies during brewing and a PID temperature controller to ensure your machine is ready at the right temperature.
2 Litres Boiler
The E61’s grouphead is warmed by hot water circulated from the boiler. For the E61 grouphead installed with heat exchanger system, if the boiler is lower than 2 litres. It’s found to be very unstable in the temperature during extraction. As there’s too much displacement of hot water out with fresh cold water pumped in. It will create a drastic drop in temperature in the boiler which then lead to a lowered temperature in the grouphead from the themosyphon system. A boiler that is too small, will have its temperature dropping too drastically during extraction and ultimately affects the taste of the coffee.
A 2 litres boiler for an E61 grouphead is the minimum size required for better stability with a huge amount of steam for frothing milk.
The E61 uses a thermosyphon system to stabilise the temperature of the grouphead. The PID temperature control can stabilze the temperature much better.
A safe material with natural anti-microbial properties to continuously kill 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 that they are safe for usage.
Food Grade material
A few years ago, users from Europe had found out that many espresso machines, including cafe machines, are leaching huge amount of toxic metal. That includes aluminium, lead and other metal that can cause bioaccumulation and toxification. Potentially causing organ damages, cell mutations and other complications.
Bezzera’s machines were found to be among the safest, topping the result in lab tests as compared to its peers. It’s interesting to know that some machines with stainless boilers, which were claimed to be safer, actually fared much worse with high level of lead detected in the water.
That’s possible because Bezzera is a real factory that produces most of its main parts inhouse, with full control over its production and parts. With ample experience of over 100 years and huge amount of R&D done to understand what’s best for the machine, and also the user. The machines are safe enough for us to feel assured that they can be used by our own family
Bezzera scrutinize all their suppliers with the most stringent requirement, in both performance and material integrity. All parts are produced in Italy and most parts by Bezzera themselves. This is a stark difference compared to many companies who outsource or purchase components wholesale and only does assembling in their factory without much tests or evaluations done.
Not only that, we are pleased to inform you that all newer machines are now equipped with a new generation of fittings and parts that make the safe material they use, significantly safer. This is the type of quality that you can’t see in the specifications.
The E61 system can easily produce a good espresso.
Since the machine is running on a heat exchanger system, the user can froth and brew at the same time. Making it very convenient to make a lattes or cappuccinos.
Being a heat exchanger means that only fresh water from the tank will be used for brewing.
Due to the design of the heat exchanger, minimal cool flushing is required.
The design does not hinder the steam power.
In this version, the Bezzera Mitica TOP PID comes with a heavy duty Rotary pump and certain heavy duty spare parts.
Tank or Plumb
That’s the meaning of TOP, you can either use the tank or connect to the tap for continuous feeding of water.
Before you think of using the tap, you must bear in mind that water softening is very important. Refer to this article: Water softening
If you intend to connect to the tap, you can’t use the water from the tap directly. You will need to install a commercial water softener treating the water before feeding it to the machine. Else the machine will not be able to last well as limescale form within. Limescale damages are devastating and can cost a lot to remove. Limescale can’t be easily removed without extensive dismantling.
If you intend to use the water tank, you can simply install a water softener in the water tank: Bezzera water softener
In any case, the softener must be replaced regularly to maintain its efficacy.
The main difference between a Bezzera Magica and the Mitica is how they access the water tank.
The Bezzera Magica’s entire top tray is removable. While the Mitica has a flap for easier access.
The rest are mainly aesthetic difference.
The Bezzera Magica is slightly smaller, while the Mitica has a generous amount of space for cups and drips.
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..||Commercial Grade E61 Grouphead|
|Boiler Type..||Bezzera’s Improved Heat Exchange System|
|Pump type..||Commercial Grade Rotary Pump|
|Quick Start Up..||No|
|Indicator Lights..||On, off, heating|
|Boiler Capacity..||2.0 Litres|
|Water Tank Capacity..||4.0 Litres|
|Water Tank Access..||Via flapping tray|
|Plumb in connection..||Yes (G 3/8″ Load Connection)|
|Pressure Gauge..||Steam & Brew|
|Internal Control..||PID temperature controller|
|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 Resistant Grips|
|Number of Portafilter Holders..||2 (Double and Single with 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)..||320 x 450 x 400 MM|
|Net Weight..||28.2 KG|
|Gross Weight..||30 KG|
|Power Supply..||220-230V 50-60 Hz|
Link to official website: Mitica