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At the heart of every beautiful cafe experience is an unrelenting focus on the customer. From bar flow to brew parameters and with an aesthetic design, Modbar puts you in full control by allowing to have the entire coffee preparation experience on display. The beautiful, modular undercounter brewing equipment takes your café design to the next level.

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With the Modbar Espresso System AV, power, water and drain connections have been moved to the side of the module for easy technician access. Above-counter service is simplified with a removable group cap that allows easy access to inner workings.

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The mod and tap work together to give you complete control over bar design and espresso extraction. Modbar Espresso System EP is a collaborative project with baristas, cafe owners, roasters and machine technicians coming together to design state-of-the-art gear that transforms the customer experience.

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Recreate a traditional espresso machine with two Steam systems next to your Modbar Espresso, or set up distinct service areas to suit your workflow.

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Brew by hand using one of the two included spray tips, or teach the machine up to 25 different recipes accessible at the touch of a button. Adjust flow rate to suit your brew method and extraction preferences.


What do I need to know before purchasing?

You’ll need to consider power requirements, drainage, undercounter space, water treatment, drain tray placement, and overall workflow. We will help you through preparing your site and installing the gear based on your construction timeline.

What do I need to keep in mind for installation?

Check out our installation guides for complete specs on setting up your space for Modbar. Here are a few things to consider:

- Design shelf space below-counter to give the modules space above and on either side, and to make access easy for service technicians. We recommend metro racks, metal shelving, or sliding/rotating shelves. Avoid MDF wherever possible!

- Design the above-counter space to give each tap enough room side to side. Use our cut templates to ensure proper spacing and distance from the drain tray. Cut templates can be found on our support page.

- Make sure to plan the drain tray footprint into your design. A specialized drain tray will ship with your AV system anywhere in the world, and with EP, Steam, and Pour-Over systems shipped to North America. We can also recommend vendors for custom-designed trays.

- Plan to pull the appropriate power and install plumbing that works with Modbar.

What type of water filtration do I need?

Proper water treatment is essential to operating and maintaining your equipment. Every area has slightly different water coming in, so the required treatment can vary significantly. We recommend testing your water before and after installing treatment equipment to ensure it meets our spec. Take a look here at the recommended water spec and ask your reseller or service provider to help you choose the right system.


La Marzocco recommends caution when using sodium and hydrogen based ionexchange water softeners.
Suggested pressure and flow rate from water mains: 45 to 80 psi (3 to 5 bar) and 8 liters per minute.

Can I install Modbar in an existing cafe?

Absolutely! We can help you identify where you need to make changes in your current buildout to switch from a traditional machine to a full Modbar espresso system. Adding a pourover bar or extra steam tap are great options for incorporating Modbar into your existing workflow with minimal changes.

Can I run two taps from one module?

Modbar Espresso EP, pre-2019 Steam, and Pourover systems run on a one-to-one module-to-tap ratio.

Modbar Espresso AV and the new Steam system can be purchased with one or two taps powered by a single module.

Once installed, how long does it take for each system to warm up?

Warmup time varies for each system, based on the size of the boilers. Steam takes about 10 minutes; espresso and pour-over take about 3 minutes each.