Bezzera Strega Espresso Machine

Regular price $2,500.00 $2,379.00

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Customer Reviews

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Magdiel Martinez
Everything was right except..

As far as overall experience ranging from performance, style, and design I would say the Strega met and even exceeded my expectations, my only gripe is that it was derived to me with a dent right on the face, which had nothing to do with delivery, the machine comes in a box within a box with 2 layers of padding and the boxes were intact, so its kinda weird, and it put a damper on the whole thing.

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nitromeric
good but flawed

the downside of the Strega is the group head thermostat, which allows the group temperature to fluctuate in a very wide range. this can lead to significant inconsistencies from shot to shot by affecting the brew temperature. other than that, i feel like this machine is great overall and i've been getting plenty of use out of it..

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Luella
Strega is worth much more than I paid

I have gotten at least 50 times the value from the strega. I like the strega more and more each day because it makes my life a lot easier. You won't regret it.

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JS
Although it looks like a conventional single group lever machine, it's anything but.

The Strega is a pour over, not a direct connect. But instead of a 3 bar boiler fill assist pump (like the pourover Pavoni Pub EL), this has an Ulka pump set at 11 bar blind pressure. The pump is activated by a microswitch that engages when the lever is at the cocked detente. When engaged, it offers water through the HX into the lever's cylinder. The pump noise quietens when the cylinder is filled and goes virtually silent when its pressurized. Lifting the lever off the detente kills the pump and starts the spring action.

It's a very loud machine. It is possible to do all lever shots, by cutting to lever the moment the pump quietens. It is also possible to let the pump do the first part of the shot, or all of it, and cut to lever later into the shot.

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Michael Vulcano
The first and last!

Strega was my first espresso machine, and I am still happy with it after almost 3 years. Before that, I used Nespresso to make coffee at home, so you can imagine it was a significant jump for me. It took a bit of time for me to get used to the machine and pull shots I was happy with, though I would judge them against those made at the best coffee shops. The challenge for me was that the springs appeared to put too high pressure during the extraction. For my personal taste, I found a triple basket with smaller holes worked best, with some pre-infusion time. With Strega you have the manual control over the pre-infusion time, and can pressure-profile by holding back the lever. How well and consistent you can do it depends on how easily you can learn and the time you have to practice.

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Dimensions & Specs

Height 29 inches
Width 13 inches
Length 17.7 inches
Voltage 110 Volts
Wattage 1550 Watts
Boiler Size 2 Liters
Portafilter Size 58 mm
Tank Capacity 4 Liters
Weight 64 pounds

Shipping & Returns

Most orders ship via UPS or FedEx and arrive within 4 business days. After purchasing, please email us within 5 days of delivery to notify us of any manufacturer defects. You may return it within 30 days of delivery (may differ by brand). To request a return, please email us with your order number at Info@ComisoCoffee.com and you will be issued a return authorization number (RA#). Products must be in their original packaging and unused.
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