Bezzera Strega Lever Espresso Machine

Original price was: $2.649,00.Current price is: $1.854,00.

A unique offering from Bezzera, the Strega is a traditional, lever-operated heat-exchange machine with pressure profiling capabilities, which stands tall and proud when the lever is fully extended. Find out what it truly means to pull a shot on the Bezzera Strega.

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Bezzera Strega Overview

The Bezzera Strega is an old school lever-style espresso machine that pays homage to the very first espresso machine invented by the company’s founder Luigi Bezzera all the way back in 1901. Ever the innovators, though, Bezzera takes inspiration from a classic lever machine without getting stuck in the past. They’ve integrated both a hydraulic spring and vibration pump to ensure even pressure and offer control over pre-infusion.

Features and Performance

The Strega was intimidating to some of us, and it does take practice to get the process down, but, the adventurous among us found the Strega to be as fun as it is capable. As a heat exchange machine, it is capable of brewing and steaming simultaneously once you’ve got your shots down, and it can even be plumbed directly into a water line.

Bezzera’s specially designed group head electronically heats up to make sure the brew water is never shocked by a cold component, though it will need to be flushed between uses, as the group can heat up a little too much. The Strega allows you to step back in time and experience what it’s truly like to pull a shot.

Using the Strega is tricky at first, but, once you get the hang of it, it’s totally worth it. One of the key benefits to brewing with the Strega is the unique way in which it controls both temperature and pressure. The high temperature of the copper boiler helps to properly heat the puck for a full extraction while the stored heat in the lever group allow for slightly lower finishing temperatures that prevent over-extraction.

Similarly, the pressure produced by the machine trails off as well. The pump provides an initial 11 bar followed by the lever spring that starts around 9.5 bar and tapers to about 5.5 bar at the end of the shot. Remember to guide the lever up, because it will snap up quickly, and, we can tell you from experience, it hurts.

For milk drinks, the Strega can produce roughly 45 seconds of steam time before needing to recover. The steam wand features a commercial style 4-hole tip that speeds up milk frothing and can require a bit of a learning curve for those who aren’t used to steaming so quickly.

Why You Should Get It

A good, traditional lever-style espresso machine is one of the most enjoyable ways to pull a shot, and the Strega happens to be a great one. The copper boiler helps with temperature stability and the manual pressure profiling lets you experiment with your shots and get unique results.

 

Specifications

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SKU

CM2208103

App Connectivity

No

Boiler Configuration

Single-Boiler/Dual-Use

Number of Boilers

1

Boiler Features

Brew & Steam Simultaneously,Rapid Steam

Brew Boiler Auto-Fill

Yes

Brew Boiler Heater Location

Internal

Brew Boiler Insulation

No

Brew Boiler Material

Copper

Brew Boiler Orientation

Horizontal

Three-Way Valve

None

Back Flush Capable

No

Brew Group Material

Chrome Plated Brass

Brew Group Size (mm)

58 mm

Brew Group Type

Sprung Lever

Brew Boiler Wattage

1450

Recommended Application

Home / Residential

NSF Certified

No

Controls and Additional Features

Power Light

Pressure Gauges

Brew Circuit

Type of Controls

Lever

Cup Height (max, inches)

3.5 in

Cup Warmer Material

Stainless Steel

Cup Warmer Size (L-in x W-in)

10.5 x 4.5

Cup Warmer

Passively Heated

Drain Line Adaptable (Plumbable)

No

Drip Tray Capacity (oz)

24 fl-oz

Drip Tray Cover Material

Stainless Steel

Drip Tray Material

Stainless Steel

Removable Drip Tray

Yes

Portafilter Baskets Included

Double,Single

Frame Material

Steel

Programmable Grinding

Single

Housing Color

Stainless Steel

Housing Material

Stainless Steel

Recommended Water Filter

No Filter Required

Depth (Inches)

17.7

Height (Inches)

29

Weight (Lbs)

67.24

Width (Inches)

13

Bottomless Portafilter Available

Yes
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Filter Diameter (mm)

58 mm

Portafilter Handle Material

Plastic

Portafilter Material

Chrome Plated Brass

Number of Portafilters Included

2

Ground, E.S.E., Pod and Capsule Compatibility

Ground Coffee

Portafilter Type

Commercial Style

Portafilter Weight (lbs)

1.25 lbs

Portafilter Diameter

58 mm

Adjustable Brew Pressure

Yes

Pump Pressure (Max. Bar)

15 Bar

Pump Type

Vibration

Pump Wattage

52 watts

Warranty Service Provider Email

support@pricecoffeemachines.com

Warranty Service Provider

Price Coffee Machines Shop

Warranty Service Provider Phone Number

1-888-411-5282

Manufacturers Warranty Period

1-Year Parts and Labor

Amps

13 A

Volt

110V-120V (US)

Watts

1550 Watt

Power Cord Length (inches)

50 in

Power Cord Storage

No

Steam Boiler Auto-Fill

Yes

Steam Boiler Heater Location

Internal

Steam Boiler Insulation

No

Steam Boiler Orientation

Vertical

Steam Boiler Volume (Oz)

67 fl-oz

Steam Boiler Vacuum Relief Valve

Yes

Steam Boiler Wattage

1550 Watt

Steam Wand Features

No-Burn,Swappable Steam Tips

Height Off Counter (Inches)

8 in

Steam Tip Hole Count

2

Steam Wand Material

Stainless Steel

Steam Wand Movement Type

Fully Articulated

Steam Wand

Commercial Style

Steam Wand Usable Length

3.75 in

Water Reservoir Access Location

Top

Water Reservoir Capacity

135 fl-oz

Water Reservoir Material

Plastic

Water Source

Reservoir and Water Line

Maximum Incoming Water Pressure (PSI)

29 PSI