Step 1 : Choose a Grinder

Look in the cart, you have $300 to spend!

Browse through our favorite grinders. When you are ready, make a selection and add to cart.

Macap M4 Stepless

+ $604

Its worm gear-driven stepless adjustment makes it one of the best stepless adjustable grinders on the market today. The worm gear makes it simple to make even a minute adjustment, and the best part is that you can do it with either hand.

Mazzer Mini Doserless

+ $925

The Mazzer Mini Electronic Doserless grinder is one of our favorite espresso grinders for its accurate grind, intuitive electronic dosing controls, and control of static (the grinds just drop right into your portafilter without spreading over your countertop!).

Vario

+ $434

Here's the short answer on why this grinder is worth $434: It has the serious quality of a professional level espresso grinder, with precision adjustment to achieve the perfect espresso shot, yet it can switch to your favorite French press or coffee maker setting without losing your micro espresso setting.

Baratza Preciso

+ $270

Based on the popular Virtuoso, the Preciso adds extra precision and control. It retains the 40 grind adjustment steps, but a second micro adjustment lever further divides each of the 40 steps into 11 distinct settings. Smaller steps means more control over your espresso grind, enabling you to pull that perfect shot.

Step 2 : Choose Accessories

Choose Accessories

Our favorite accessories. When you are ready, make your selections and add to cart.

La Marzocco Bottomless Portafilter

+ $110

La Marzocco makes these portafilters out of chromed stainless steel. We use a Strada 21 gram basket in ours and love the results.

Water Softening and Filtration System

+ $110

This combination water softener and filter system contains everything you need to connect your espresso machine to your water source and protect it at the same time from mineral deposits.

Clive Tamper Style 5 :: Walnut

+ $75

A good home barista setup requires good tools. Here's Our own custom tamper, made in Portland. Walnut handle and stainless steel base.

Motta Stainless Steel Knock Box

+ $65

This sturdy knock box is made from 18/10 stainless steel. With a thick rubber pad on the bottom, the box stays put and absorbs shock.

Step 3 : Choose Wood Panels

Choose Custom Panels

A custom Clive offering. When you are ready, make a selection and add to cart.

Walnut

+ $425

Wenge

+ $595

Custom Engraving

+ $195

We can custom engrave your wood panels with pretty much any logo, initials, or image. The process uses lasers to burn the digital image directly on the wood, leaving a slightly textured black engraving. We've produced custom engraving for Rapha and Path.com, among others.

La Marzocco GS/3 Espresso Machine :: Paddle Version

The GS3 dramatically resets the gold standard for performance among all espresso machines.

$7,100.00

Overview

We are pleased to announce a slate of custom upgrades available from La Marzocco for their illustrious GS/3 espresso machine. We will be offering machines with these handsome upgrades later this month. If you are interested in putting together an order, give us a call.

The La Marzocco GS/3 dramatically resets the gold standard for performance among all espresso machines. Its performance meets and surpasses the finest high volume machines on the market today. In surprisingly small footprint, with water reservoir or plumb-in options, the GS3 suits high-end home use and has sufficient steam power and performance for many commercial applications including restaurants, catering, and professional offices.

A mechanical paddle controls the flow and water and pressure through the grouphead via an internal valve. Manual pre-infusion allows you to bring out different flavor components which affect the balance and body of the shot, and produce a rounder, softer espresso that highlights brightness, sweetness and delicate notes.

Custom Wood Panels

Make the GS/3 your own with our custom wood panels. We worked with a Portland craftsman to produce custom, hand-made wood side panels for the GS/3. The contour and lines of the panels precisely follow the stock side panels. We have a variety of beautiful wood choices to pair with your machine. Our classic wood choices are walnut, figured maple, and mahogany, with limited options of wenge and bubinga. If you would like to supply your own wood for a perfect match with your kitchen, please contact us to sort out the details.

Please note that as wood is a natural product it will have natural variations in the color and grain. We choose wood planks carefully to reflect the natural beauty of the wood. If you have any special requests for the wood chosen for your machine, give us a call.

Features at a Glance

Espresso Boiler

Double Boiler:

When paired with a PID, isolated boilers provide superior temperature precision and predictability.

PID Controller

PID Control:

A closed loop temperature controler gives the user remakable control over espresso extraction and steam.

Paddle Group

Paddle Brew Group:

A tactile method of espresso extraction that allows manual control over shot profiling.

GS/3 Measurement

Details

  • Single and double stainless steel portafilters
  • Programmable pre-infusion
  • Internal water reservoir that holds 2.25 liters
  • Cool touch, omni-directional stainless steel hot water and steam wand
  • Two Strada-style double insert baskets and one triple Strada-style insert basket
  • Hot water dispenser
  • Internal volumetric pump
  • Pre-heating system for brew water
  • Programmable temperature within increments of 0.1° F

Pros

  • Dual boiler

    Dedicated boilers for steam and espresso mean that recovery time is rapid and temperature stability is excellent.

  • Saturated Brew Group

    With a direct connection to the brew boiler, saturated groups can provide exceptional thermal stability.

  • Temperature control

    The PID temperature controler gives the user remakable control and precision over espresso extraction.

Cons

  • Maintenance

    Due to the engineering of the head, gaskets may need to be replaced every 6-12 months.

  • Pre-infusion

    To fully utilize this functionality, the machine must be plumbed.

  • Digital Programming

    Programming is not always intuitive. If you have a question, give us a call. We are more than happy to help.

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  • La Marzocco GS/3 Espresso Machine :: Original Automatic
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  • MACAP M4 Stepless Adjustment Espresso Grinder :: Silver

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